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This Week on Metro Connection: Outside the Box

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What do you see outside the box?
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What do you see outside the box?

This week we introduce you to people who think differently, and ideas that go beyond the same old, same old. From a new theater award that shines the spotlight on the audience, to an innovation in Virginia that could actually make our local roads quieter. Plus, we'll meet a woman who has a rather distinctive spin on Shakespeare, or Shakesqueer.

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