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This Week on Metro Connection: Rebels & Rabble-Rousers

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:06:39
Welcome to "Metro Connection." I'm Rebecca Sheir and it's hard to believe, but it's just about time to bust out those barbecues, ooh and aah over those fireworks and wish our nation a very happy 235th birthday. That's right, it's the 4th of July weekend.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:06:58
And in just a few days, our nation's capital will host one heck of a party as crowds throng the U.S. capital's West Lawn for the Capitol Fourth, the annual music and fireworks extravaganza. It's going to be a real star-studded event, too, with Steven Martin, Josh Groban and Matthew Morrison performing, among others. But here at "Metro Connection," we've decided to capture that Independence Day spirit a few days early by paying tribute to some folks who know a thing or two about independence.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:07:26
For the next hour, we'll introduce you to rebels and rabble-rousers past and present in the D.C. region, people who like to make a little noise, raise a little hell or just go a little bit against the grain. From the community groups calling for the world's largest retailer to play and pay fair in D.C. to the new head of the Washington Teacher's Union who says it's a whole new ballgame now that he's in charge.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:07:49
Plus, we'll go inside the anything but mainstream Capital Fringe Festival and meet a DJ who has been rousing rabble and rhythm for 30 years as the unofficial nighttime mayor of Ocean City.
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