Metro Connection

Schedule
88.5-1
Friday
1:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am
88.3
Friday
1:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am
88.5-3
Friday
8:00 pm

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.

If you have an idea for a sound-rich story about the D.C. region, please send us an email or leave a comment on our Facebook page.


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Hunger Games: College Athletes Make Play For Collective Bargaining

The NCAA council approved new rules allowing student athletes unlimited snacks and meals after a star athlete complained about his hunger. But student advocates say they're still waiting to unionize.
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Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

Four years ago, hundreds of children died, exposed to lead dust that was everywhere, created in a rush to process ore for gold. Nigeria's finding its own path to curb that dust — and save kids.
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Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.
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Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-D.M.C?

The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs. Did it miss a beat?