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This Week On Metro Connection: Commitment

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We devote ourselves to the idea of "Commitment" on this week's show. We'll meet a woman whose environmental ardor is leading her to serve snakehead at her wedding this weekend. We'll go inside a hard-core exercise craze known by some as "The Cult of Crossfit." And we'll find out about an unusual strategy to bring money and attention to a nearly-forgotten island in the Anacostia River.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Promises, Promises" by Burt Bacharach from The Best Of]

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