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This Week on Metro Connection: Wild Cards

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We're shuffling up and dealing out Wild Cards this week, with stories that run the gamut...
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We're shuffling up and dealing out Wild Cards this week, with stories that run the gamut...

Today we're dealing out a deck of "wild cards": stories that are intriguing, unpredictable, and hard to fit in to neat categories. We'll hear about some rarely-discussed moments in Washington's gay history, and find out why D.C.'s Bikeshare program may inadvertently be encouraging unsafe riding. We'll also learn what a "ring shout" is, and go south to Panama, to hear why local researchers are worried about the fate of frogs.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Hodge Podge, Strained through a Leslie" by Steppenwolf from All-Time Greatest Hits]

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