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.
Concepcion Picciotto has maintained a peace vigil across from the White House for more than 30 years. Now, some of her supporters are pushing for the creation of a National Peace Memorial at the site of her protest.
For most of this past academic year, students at American University knew their student body president as Tim McBride. But by the time McBride's term was done, "Tim" had become "Sarah." We hear the story of how McBride came out as transgender to family and friends.
December 5th marks the 80th anniversary of National Repeal Day, when Prohibition ended and Americans were allowed to drink again. Host Michel Martin speaks to Dale DeGroff, President of the Museum of the American Cocktail, to learn about the long-lasting effects of Prohibition and current trends in cocktails.
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