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This Week on Metro Connection: Coming Together

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"Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together." - Robert South
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"Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together." - Robert South

This week we'll feature stories about people rallying together to overcome obstacles or achieve a dream. We'll learn about a new program that's helping local seniors regain their voices despite memory loss. We'll head to Rock Creek Park, where a historic mill that once provided Washington with fresh flour is rumbling back to life. And we'll hear about the families converging on Washington for a long-awaited military burial.

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

WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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