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.
The Washington region has more runners than anywhere else in the country, and the road races organized for all those runners are turning in to big business for the District and surrounding communities.
[Music: "Run Around (Karaoke Version)" by Stingray Music (Karaoke) from The Karaoke Channel - In the Style of Blues Traveler - Vol. 1]
Listeners respond to our recent "Haunted D.C." and "Outside Looking In" editions of the show.
[Music: "A Message to You Rudy (Karaoke-Version) As Made Famous By: The Specials" by Charly Karaoke Group from Karaoke World: Here We Go / "Rock Around the Clock (Rock'n'Roll)" by Hugo Strasser from Tanzalbum Des Jahrhunderts (Disc 2)]
It's our annual exploration of all things spooky and mysterious in the nation's capital and beyond - from a particularly creepy TV studio, to a sleepover at one of the most haunted houses in the District.
[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Ghostbusters [Instrumental]" by Ray Parker, Jr. from Ghostbusters]
Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
The prize is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." And this year's winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there's a single person who personifies the company's controversial role in American agriculture, it's probably Fraley.
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