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This Week On Metro Connection: Independence

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We'll get a jump on Fourth of July celebrations with a show all about independence. We'll learn the surprising ways Capital Bikeshare is affecting small, independent bike shops, and check out a Fringe Festival show that's performed for—and with—one audience member at a time. We'll also hear the tale of a painter who took his artistic license to the extreme, and we'll hit the street to talk with Washingtonians about the first time they felt a sense of independence in their own lives.

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

WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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