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This Week On Metro Connection: Rebirth & Renewal

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As Old Man Winter says goodbye with temperatures well above the norm, we celebrate the change of seasons by exploring "Rebirth and Renewal." We'll visit a D.C. neighborhood that's trying to wipe the poverty slate clean, and investigate Metro's efforts to spruce up our public-transit system... and whether it's quelling commuter woes. Plus, we'll look at a theater that's responding to the loss of one of its own, by helping students pursue their dreams of the stage.

[Music by: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Spring is Here" by Count Basie from Jazz Collection: Kings Of Swing (#1) Disc Two]

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