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This Week On Metro Connection: Taking Stock

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Preparing for changes in 2012.
Preparing for changes in 2012.

As we kick off 2012, we pause to reflect on the year ahead, and find out what Washingtonians want from the next 12 months. We also meet people who are re-evaluating their lives in a fundamental way -- and making some big changes.

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


Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music'

Throughout his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello grapples with parallels to his father's life. "In the end, music was playing in the room when my father left this earth," he says.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Palestinians Confront Escalating Violence In Jerusalem After Attacks

NPR takes a look at some of the Palestinians involved in recent stabbing attacks on Israelis in Jerusalem.

Groups Aim To Make It Easier To Own A Cable TV Box Instead Of Renting

A study estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Groups want to make it easier for consumers to own similar devices.

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