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.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th-century artist who liked to play with his food, transforming it into the building blocks of many of his fantastical portraits. Artist Philip Haas has taken those portraits out of museums, reinterpreting them as colossal statues that interact with the natural environment.
College students and recent graduates crammed the top floor of a tech hub in Nairobi for a competition built around the theme "Solutions for the Next Billion Mobile Users." Africa has more than 600 million mobile phone users (approximately 11 percent of the global total) – and the number is growing.
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