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Monday, December 26, 2011

Shoppers Pack The Malls The Day After Christmas

Post-Christmas Shopping

Shoppers flocked to area malls the day after Christmas -- some looking to cash in giftcards and others looking to get some overdue discounts.

Deadline Approaches For Low Interest Disaster Loans From Tropical Storm Lee

A deadline is fast approaching for residents of DC, and parts of Maryland and Virginia affected by the severe weather from Tropical Storm Lee.

Prince George's County's Possible Budget Shortfall

Rushern Baker

PG County looks to raise new revenue to deal with a possible budget shortfall.

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Mount Pleasant Riots, Decades Later (Originally Broadcast 4/29/2011)

More than two decades ago, several days of rioting rocked the Latino community in D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

'Please Call Stella': The Speech Accent Archive (Originally Broadcast 6/24/2011)

George Mason University is home to an ambitious project to record accents from all over the world.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Working As A Town Crier (Originally Broadcast 9/2/2011)

Town criers are no longer needed to spread the news -- but the job still exists in several of our region's historic towns.

Inside The Barber Shop (Originally Broadcast 9/2/2011)

A new barbering school known as "54th and Cutz" is working with young men in some of Northeast D.C.'s most troubled neighborhoods.

Giving The U.S. House Of Representatives A Human Face (Originally Broadcast 7/22/2011)

We meet the woman tasked with tracking down and conserving thousands of artifacts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

A 9/11 Love Story (Originally Broadcast 9/9/2011)

We meet a man who lost the woman he loved on Sept. 11, 2001, and find out how he continues to honor her memory today.

A 9/11 Pentagon Survivor Remembers And Mourns (Originally Broadcast 9/9/2011)

Rebecca Sheir heads to the Pentagon to meet a man who survived the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

This Week On Metro Connection: Hall Of Fame

Today we revisit some of our favorite stories of 2011.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 26

White Christmas, 'In Season' at Project 4 and a reincarnation at West End Cinema.

Mobile App Prepares Arlington For Crises

A new mobile app for Arlington County residents may help save lives.

Montgomery County Looks For Funds For Capital Bikeshare

Montgomery County is hoping for some financial help from the state to get its portion of Capital Bikeshare up and rolling.