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.
Television ads and email pleas may dominate political campaigns these days, but good old-fashioned direct mail — much of it crafted here in the District — still plays a role in attempting to sway voters' choices.
Eric Nuzum spent much of his younger years convinced he was haunted by the ghost of a little girl. As an adult, he confronted his obsession by visiting some of the nation's most haunted places, and writes about it in his new memoir, "Giving Up The Ghost."
We visit Markoff's Haunted Forests, one of the D.C. area's most popular haunted attractions, where each year hundreds of actors don stage blood and hide in the woods to scare as many as 6,000 visitors per night.
We stroll through historic Annapolis with the authors of "Haunted Annapolis: Ghosts of the Capital City," and hear tales of ghosts who reportedly haunt many of the city's buildings, including the State House.
If you've seen the films Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Patton or any of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns, you've seen the Spanish town of Almeria. Fifty years after Almeria's filmmaking boom, D.C.-based photographer Mark Parascandola brings us images that explore Almeria's haunting identity.
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