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This Week on Metro Connection: A Summertime Sojourn Through the Archives

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Kick back, and listen to some of our favorite segments from 2011.
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Kick back, and listen to some of our favorite segments from 2011.

It's official: the Dog Days of Summer are here! Vacation season is in full swing, the mercury is rising and most of us just want to kick back in the shade with a frosty drink.

So this week we're taking a pause, and revisiting some of our favorite Metro Connection stories from the past few months. Grab a tall, cool one... sit back... and enjoy!

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Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

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Q&A: Maryland State Sen. John Astle On 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day'

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law Monday evening declaring every March 30 "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." WAMU spoke with Astle at his office in Annapolis.
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Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

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