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.
In NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's "clean room," scientists are working on a revolutionary space telescope that will capture images of the first galaxies, with help from some very frigid temperatures.
D.C. has adopted some of the toughest anti-prostitution laws in the country, but advocates for the District's sex workers say these laws only push prostitutes into the shadows, and leave many out in the cold.
When deployed overseas, many service members comfort themselves with thoughts of the warmth of home and family, but it can be hard coming home to spouses and children who have developed new routines and rituals. A Marine and his family talk about their strategies for overcoming the challenges of homecoming.
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