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.
We continue our monthlong series of stories from the Storycorps booth in Arlington, Va. This time, we hear from a local woman who shares her story of living with bipolar disorder, and gets an unexpected surprise from her boyfriend during the interview.
In light of recent events overseas, this week we'll focus on D.C.'s global side with a show about "Diplomacy." We'll talk with foreign service officers about the challenges of modern diplomacy, and hear the unusual tales behind some of our city's ambassadorial digs.
Last month's attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya — and subsequent protests throughout the Middle East — brought home the dangers of working as a diplomat. We'll get an inside look at the life of a diplomat by speaking with foreign service officers past and present.
This week we kick off a month of interviews from the Storycorps booth in Arlington, Va. In our first edition, we hear from Tanya Renne and her partner Cindy Morgan-Jaffe about life, love and the world-changing power of having twins.
The world depends on one chunk of metal for measuring the mass of everything on earth. We check out a copy of that official kilogram in Gaithersburg, and explore why the cylinder's mass is mysteriously changing.
Can you imagine your own superhero? That's the question author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka posed to kids on a recent afternoon at a school in Washington, D.C. Krosoczka also described how he overcame a difficult childhood to become the author of the beloved Lunch Lady series.
The revival is partly based on the humble sour fruit's growing reputation as a superfood. And in Michigan, a scientist is on a quest to introduce a whole new world of hardier, tastier tart cherries by breeding American trees with ancestral varieties from Eastern Europe.
The partisan war over judicial nominees has accelerated in recent years. It took nearly a year to win Senate confirmation for Sri Srinivasan to the important federal appeals court for the District of Columbia, though he had no formal opposition.
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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