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This Week on Metro Connection: Rebels & Rabble-Rousers

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Not all rebels have a cause.
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Not all rebels have a cause.

In the spirit of Independence Day, we meet some folks who like to raise a little ruckus: From a Civil War-era Radical Republican known as "the dictator of Congress" to a legendary DJ who's been rousing rabble and rhythm in Ocean City for 30 years. Plus, standing up to the world's largest retailer, and the burgeoning battle between the U.S. Park Police and pedicabs.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Stars and Stripes" by Jazzin' Jacks from Snatches of Satch]

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