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MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:01
I got to say, one of the sweetest things about working at "Metro Connection" is hearing from you, our listeners. So before we bid farewell this Valentine's Day weekend, we'd like to share some of the messages we've received over the past few weeks.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:14
Our recent story on D.C. born opera star Marquita Lister and her recovery from polymyositis struck a chord with listener, Steve Kendall. "I nearly tripped over my feet as I jumped to increase the volume on my radio when I heard Lister had been diagnosed with the same disorder I have," he writes. "It was such a blessing to hear about someone else with this rare disease triumph over it."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:36
And many of you had something to say after last month's "Underground" show. When transportation reporter, David Schultz, investigated the alleged "Happy Hour" car on the Marc train. He boarded a train bound for West Virginia in search of this rumored saloon on wheels. Dave Wagner writes, "I've been riding the Marc Brunswick line for over 13 years from Gaithersburg to Silver Spring. The party car occurrences I have seen have been not on the West Virginia cars, but on the newer Frederick trains, usually on a Friday, especially before a holiday."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:56:08
And Luna Gee says, "David was on the right line. He just left Union Station at the wrong time." She says, "Any day will do, just make sure you mosey on to the last car." She also gave us a train number and time, but we'll hold off on spilling any beans until we've had a chance to do a little more sleuthing.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:56:28
If you have questions or comments about "Metro Connection" we'd love to hear from you. You can send us an e-mail using the contact link on our website, that's metroconnection.org or contact us directly at metro@wamu.org. You can also visit us on Facebook, just hop over to facebook.com/metroconnection.org.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:57:11
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza, David Schultz and Sabri Ben-Achour and reporters Mark Adams and Lauren Hodges. Jim Asendio is our news director. Tobey Schreiner is our audio engineer. Julia Edwards produces ''Door to Door.'' Thanks to Jonathon Charry, Andrew Chadwick, Margo Kelly, Timmy Olmstead and Matt Bush for their production help.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:57:35
And to Dana Farrington and the WAMU digital media team for keeping our website up to date. Our theme song, ''Every Little Bit Hurts'' and our ''Door To Door'' theme "No Girl" are from the album "Title Tracks" by John Davis and used with permission of the Ernest Jennings Record Company. Visit our website, metroconnection.org, for a list of all the music we use. And if you like what you hear, why not visit us on Facebook or Twitter. There's a link to our Facebook page and our Twitter feed on our website as well.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:58:02
We hope you can join us next time when "We Don't Get Mad, We Get Even." From famous jewels in D.C. history to a seamstress whose family has been straightening Washington's hands for more than 70 years. I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 news.
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