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.
After years trying to conceive, novelist Jennifer Gilmore and her husband decided to adopt. What they thought would be a relatively simple process was instead a long and painful one. In her latest novel, Gilmore channels these autobiographical experiences into fiction.
Although scientists have known that a funguslike organism caused the potato blight that triggered the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, they didn't know which strain was the culprit. But they do now, thanks to the genes in some 19th century potato samples.
As criticism of the Obama administration over a string of scandals grows, conservatives see an opportunity to gain momentum for 2014 races. Host Neal Conan and Political Junkie Ken Rudin talk with political science professor Jack Pitney about the GOP and the re-emergence of the Tea Party. Plus: the week in politics from Anthony Weiner's New York mayoral candidacy to the Senate immigration bill.
Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
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