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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.
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!

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]


'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.

Staunch Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At Age 79

Senior Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was confirmed dead Saturday afternoon at a West Texas ranch. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free-Press.

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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