Each week, WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection reaches across D.C., Maryland and Virginia to gather the sounds and stories that capture the current events, culture and personalities driving the Washington region.
Last year, Anacostia residents held a series of community protests against a women's shelter that was planning to move to the neighborhood. A year later, Emily Berman visits the now-completed Calvary Women's Services, and asks local businesses how Anacostia fared in 2012.
Many homes in D.C.'s 12 historic neighborhoods have been left out in the cold, so to speak, when it comes to upkeep and maintenance. The city's Historic Homeowner Grant program is trying to change that.
In the second in our "Elcie Diaries" series, we check in with sailing aficionados Richard and Jessica Johnson as they head out into the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean on a year-long sailing expedition.
Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine recently donated $70 million to the University of Southern California. Many people are applauding their generosity, but some aren't so happy. Host Michel Martin speaks with Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University, about why he thinks an HBCU should have gotten the money.
Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge is still relatively new on the block. But she's established herself as the new head of the Congressional Black Congress. In the role, she's already been very vocal about whether the President is doing enough for people of color. Host Michel Martin talks with Congresswomen Fudge about her ideas for America.
A 3-D printer is being credited with helping to save an Ohio baby's life, after doctors "printed" a tube to support a weak airway that caused him to stop breathing. The innovative procedure has allowed Kaiba Gionfriddo, of Youngstown, Ohio, to stay off a ventilator for more than a year.
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