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This is the only local news magazine airing in the Washington radio market. The subject is our city... our local communities... our backyards. The program highlights upcoming arts events, tells the history of our neighborhoods and offers live, in-studio performances from local bands worthy of attention - bands that have no other radio outlets in the region.

This is the only local news magazine airing in the Washington radio market. The subject is our city... our local communities... our backyards. The program highlights upcoming arts events, tells the history of our neighborhoods and offers live, in-studio performances from local bands worthy of attention - bands that have no other radio outlets in the region.
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Location:

Washington, DC

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WAMU

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This is the only local news magazine airing in the Washington radio market. The subject is our city... our local communities... our backyards. The program highlights upcoming arts events, tells the history of our neighborhoods and offers live, in-studio performances from local bands worthy of attention - bands that have no other radio outlets in the region.

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@wamumetro

Language:

English


Episodes

This Week on Metro Connection: On the Mend

2/28/2014
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This week we'll present stories of recovery and recuperation, from local spinal cord patients hitting the ski slopes, to prison inmates rehabilitating with paintbrushes and canvases. Plus, we'll meet an actor who confronted blindness by road-tripping across America — with a film crew in tow. And we'll head back to Virginia's barrier islands, to hear how scientists are restoring the area's ecosystem.

This Week On Metro Connection: Barriers

2/21/2014
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We'll meet people leaping past roadblocks and overcoming obstacles — like the folks fighting for transgender rights in Maryland, and the people challenging the boundaries of race in local theater. Plus, we'll visit Virginia's barrier islands and talk with residents who were forced to flee those islands more than 70 years ago.

This Week on Metro Connection: Out In The Cold

2/7/2014
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We'll bring you tales of life in wintry Washington as we present our annual "Out in the Cold" show.

This Week On Metro Connection: Crack, The Drug That Consumed D.C.

1/31/2014
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In this hour-long documentary, WAMU 88.5 explores the legacy the crack epidemic that swept D.C. in the 1980s and 90s and how the city continues to grapple with its effects on families, neighborhoods, politicians, policemen, and schools.

This Week on Metro Connection: Fresh Starts

1/24/2014
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We'll meet folks blowing away the cobwebs, shaking things up, and seizing the day as we bring you a show all about "Fresh Starts."

This Week On Metro Connection: Throwbacks

1/17/2014
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From the folks who build horse-drawn carriages to old-time radio geeks, we'll press rewind and whiz back in time with a show we're calling "Throwbacks."

This Week On Metro Connection: Wealth

1/16/2014
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We'll look at the changing ways we make and think about money in the Washington region.

This Week On Metro Connection: Wealth

1/10/2014
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We'll look at the changing ways we make and think about money in the Washington region.

Research Highlights Link Between Busy Lives And Bliss

1/3/2014
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A new study from the University of Maryland suggests the happiest Americans are those who have little or no excess time, and yet seldom feel rushed.

This Week On Metro Connection: Resolutions

1/3/2014
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As we mark that time of year when we all vow to be the best we can be, we'll bring you a show about "Resolutions."

This Week on Metro Connection: Hall of Fame

12/27/2013
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With 2014 around the corner, we'll pause to toast some of the great characters we met and places we visited in 2013.

This Week on Metro Connection: Traditions

12/13/2013
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With the holiday season upon us, it's time for "Traditions," our annual look at rituals and customs of life in Washington.

This Week On Metro Connection: Dreams

12/6/2013
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We'll dream a little dream this week, as we revisit some favorite stories about Washingtonians' wishes and aspirations.

This Week On Metro Connection: Looking Back

11/29/2013
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We'll celebrate Thanksgiving this week by "Looking Back" on some of our favorite Metro connection stories about our region's history.

This Week On Metro Connection: Wisdom

11/22/2013
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We'll talk with Washingtonians young and old about lessons learned and knowledge gleaned from life's daily challenges.

This Week On Metro Connection: House And Home

11/15/2013
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We'll look at the places that shelter us and the symbolism behind our humble abodes as we bring you a show about "House and Home."

This Week on Metro Connection: Shaw

11/8/2013
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From its history as a post-Civil War community of freed slaves to the riots that nearly destroyed the neighborhood, from a 100-year-old barbershop to new restaurants shaping the area's culinary scene, we explore the ups and downs of one of D.C.'s most historic and complex neighborhoods: Shaw.

This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

11/1/2013
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From the environment to school lunches to a local campaign designed to get us dancing in our underwear, we'll bring you an eclectic array of stories on this week's "Wild Cards" show.

This Week On Metro Connection: Haunted D.C.

10/25/2013
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We'll gear up for some ghost hunting as we bring you our annual celebration of the region's creepiest and spookiest.

This Week On Metro Connection: Connections

10/18/2013
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From rappers and tappers to phones and food, we'll look at the ties that bind us, as we bring you a show about "Connections."
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