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This Week on Metro Connection: Underdogs!

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Maggie the Underdog.
Maggie the Underdog.

We'll hear from underdogs in the D.C. region who have faced their share of adversity, yet somehow managed to defy it all, and come out on top. But first, a little something for all you cartoon junkies from the 1960s and 1970s...

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]


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