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This Week on Metro Connection: Outside Looking In

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:08
Welcome to "Metro Connection." I'm Rebecca Sheir. And today, we're pressing our noses against the glass, so to speak, with a show we're calling outside, looking in. In other words, a show for the outsider in all of us. And we're guessing it probably isn't that hard to recall a time when you felt like a bit of a lone wolf. Maybe it was back in junior high when you so desperately wanted to sit with the, so called, cool kids at lunch.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:31
Or maybe it was when you first moved to D.C. and at that first party you attended, you barely knew a soul. Or perhaps it was when you started a new job here and discovered all your co-workers can't get enough of the Redskins when you'd really rather be at the opera. You get where we're going with all this, right?

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:50
So on today's show, we have a bunch of stories about the perspectives of outsiders and outsiders of all different kinds. We'll find out how Washington appears to the thousands of school kids who flock to the city as tourists each year. We'll hear from two gay comedians trying to break down barriers in the world of stand-up. And we'll look at an organization that helps people with developmental disabilities make it in the world of art.
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