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.
Ordained minister Geraldine Buckley says faith plays a large part in her life, and never more so than when she was asked to lead a poetry workshop at the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC), the state's largest men's prison.
Bill Cain isn't just an award-winning playwright; he's also a Jesuit priest. And he brings the two together in "How To Write a New Book for the Bible," making its East Coast premiere at Maryland's Round House Theatre.
The screenwriter, producer, director and actor, whose name has become synonymous with American comedy, talks about his penchant for spoofs and his decades-long friendship with Carl Reiner. Brooks is the subject of a new American Masters documentary on PBS.
Despite its name, the "pot pig" experiment isn't an attempt to develop a new meaty treat for stoners. Instead, a Seattle butcher is feeding marijuana seeds, stems and root bulbs to swine as a cheeky money-saving measure.
In Texas, it may be politically unwise to cross the governor, but some politicians and advocates in the poor Rio Grande Valley are starting to speak out in support of expanding Medicaid. Governor Perry opposes all parts of Obamacare.
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