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.
Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
The prize is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." And this year's winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there's a single person who personifies the company's controversial role in American agriculture, it's probably Fraley.
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