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.
Residents in the working class neighborhood of Arlandria-Chirilagua say their neighborhood is going to change dramatically now that the Alexandria City Council has approved a major new development for the area.
Greenbelt, Md. was one of America's very first suburbs. Designed and built as part of Roosevelt's New Deal, the town provided small but sturdy homes to middle-income families, and now today, the homes haven't changed too much.
In NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's "clean room," scientists are working on a revolutionary space telescope that will capture images of the first galaxies, with help from some very frigid temperatures.
D.C. has adopted some of the toughest anti-prostitution laws in the country, but advocates for the District's sex workers say these laws only push prostitutes into the shadows, and leave many out in the cold.
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.
Amid warnings the proposal would shatter support for the measure, Democrats backed away from a provision that would allow gay U.S. citizens to sponsor foreign-born spouses for green cards. Advocates for gay and lesbian immigration rights accused Democrats of caving in to threats.
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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