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]
FBI agents believe they have a credible lead on the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa's body. If they're right, it will solve a longstanding mystery, which will also deflate Hoffa's resonance in popular culture.
The legislation is one of the most far-reaching abortion bills in decades and follows last month's murder convictions of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. The bill, which would ban nearly all abortions starting 20 weeks after fertilization, is unlikely to ever become law.
Amazon ends the contracts of people and businesses that are paid for sending customers to the retailer. The company has taken similar steps in other states that have passed laws like Minnesota's new sales tax legislation.
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