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.
Eric Nuzum spent much of his younger years convinced he was haunted by the ghost of a little girl. As an adult, he confronted his obsession by visiting some of the nation's most haunted places, and writes about it in his new memoir, "Giving Up The Ghost."
We visit Markoff's Haunted Forests, one of the D.C. area's most popular haunted attractions, where each year hundreds of actors don stage blood and hide in the woods to scare as many as 6,000 visitors per night.
We stroll through historic Annapolis with the authors of "Haunted Annapolis: Ghosts of the Capital City," and hear tales of ghosts who reportedly haunt many of the city's buildings, including the State House.
If you've seen the films Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Patton or any of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns, you've seen the Spanish town of Almeria. Fifty years after Almeria's filmmaking boom, D.C.-based photographer Mark Parascandola brings us images that explore Almeria's haunting identity.
The contentious little creatures were allowed in the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in its 100-year history. Their presence has been hotly debated, but celebrity-decorated gnomes will be sold for a cause.
Does the kind of charcoal you use really make a difference when it comes to grilling up a tasty steak or other food on the grill? Yes — but deciding which one to use depends on what you're after. Both briquettes and lump charcoal — aka "natural" hardwood charcoal — have their advantages and disadvantages.
The Federal Trade Commission is in the early stages of opening an antitrust probe into how Google runs its online display advertising business, according to a report by Bloomberg News, citing sources who want to remain anonymous because the FTC has not announced the probe.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.