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This Week On Metro Connection: Spring Break

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We take a bit of a spring break and give a second listen to some of our favorites stories of recent months. We'll talk with longtime Washington residents about the city during the era of segregation, and we'll visit the high-tech "cold room" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. We'll also meet a man who's pursuing a comedic career even as his eyesight fades, and play some tunes with the reigning world champion of old-time piano playing.

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

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