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MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:12
Time now to turn the mike over to you and read from your letters. Martin Di Caro's recent story about whether we need another bridge over the Potomac River generated all kinds of email. Nick in the District says, "I do not support another Potomac bridge crossing. It will just serve to aid sprawl and make our region more car dependent. We should focus our limited transportation dollars on moving people as efficiently as possible. That means investing more in metro, street cars, bikes and sidewalks."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:40
Michael in Boyds, Md. seconded that opinion. He writes, "I am a 55-year-old resident of Montgomery County. I have, at great expense, placed approximately 4,000 acres of forest and farmland into preservation in the county. This acreage is a crucial piece of our agricultural reserve. I'm one of a relative few parties who would in likelihood benefit tremendously from another bridge crossing through the reserve, yet have chosen another path."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:01:03
Other listeners favored the idea of a new Potomac River crossing. Jason writes, "As a contractor in Northern Virginia with around 50,000 miles driven in one year, I watch the traffic. You need more options for workers like myself who don't have the bus or rail option since we visit many different properties each day. I have instead decided to move to upstate New York where I'll have a 30 mile commute that takes about 30 minutes as opposed to the seven miles that take an hour to an hour and a half every single day."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:01:36
Well, if you'd like to comment on our coverage or suggest a story you think we should be covering, we're eager to hear from you. You can reach us at metro@wamu.org or head to our Facebook page, facebook.com/metroconnection.org.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:02:15
And that's "Metro's Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Jessica Gould, Martin DiCaro, Emily Friedman and Kavitha Cardoza along with reporter David Schultz. Our acting news director is Meymo Lyons. Our managing producer is Tara Boyle. Lauren Landau is our editorial assistant. Our intern is Alex Platis. Jonna McKone, Lauren Landau, Heather Taylor and Alex Platis produce "Door to Door." Thanks, as always, to the WAMU engineering and digital media teams for their help with production and the "Metro Connection" website.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:02:43
Our theme song, ''Every Little Bit Hurts" and our "Door to Door" theme, "No, Girl," are from the album "Title Tracks" by John Davis and used with permission of the Ernest Jennings Record Company. You can see all the music we use on our website, metroconnection.org. Just click on an individual story and you'll find information about its accompanying song.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:02:59
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MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:03:18
We'll meet Washingtonians who hale from all over the world and now call our fair city home. We'll find out how an internationally focused school prepares foreign born students for a quintessentially American college experience and we'll go inside what may be one of the most diverse soccer leagues on the planet.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE ONE

00:03:35
Our kids were playing soccer and we saw a ball, we just kick the ball too and they said, why don't we start a game? And that's the way it started.

SHEIR

00:03:45
I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 news.
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