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Women Relish Roles On D.C.'s Newest Football Team

We'll meet the players behind the newly-formed Washington Prodigy, a professional tackle football team for women.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Rookies

As summer interns descend upon the District, we tip our hats to the newbies, novices and neophytes among us.


The Cliburn Competition After Van

Founded in 1962, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition continues this year without the presence of its iconic namesake. But organizers and contestants believe the contest — as well as its high standards and ability to boost careers — will remain.

Parquet Courts On World Cafe

The Brooklyn indie-rock band introduces three never-before-heard songs in the World Cafe studio.

'The Greatest Songs You've Never Heard,' Rescued From History

Three for a Song is a performing trio with a love for the 1930s, during which some of the greatest songwriters who ever lived wrote music that would enter the canon of American popular song. But the group has recently added a quirk to its repertoire: performing songs that were never popular.

Madeleine Peyroux On World Cafe

Guest host Michaela Majoun talks to the jazz and blues singer about her new album, The Blue Room.

Shuggie Otis: 40 Years Later, Still An 'Inspiration'

A generation ago, the reclusive soul singer and guitarist released what would become his most acclaimed album, Inspiration Information. A new reissue brings the classic LP together with 25 years' worth of unreleased material.