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.
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.
Activists say the case against Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is about raw milk — and much more. His supporters have turned the case into a rallying cry for personal food freedom and the rights of farmers and consumers to enter into private contracts without government intervention.
You've probably seen it in your inbox before: Someone who claims to have come into a fortune needs your help. You can share in the profits — if you send along a deposit or your bank account number. Boston Globe correspondent Finn Brunton talks about the history of the "Nigerian prince" or "419" scam, which actually got its start long before email.
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