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The Week On Metro Connection: Survival

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This week we'll bring you stories about Washingtonians working to survive and thrive. We'll head to a Trappist monastery to learn how its monks are keeping their abbey running in the 21st century. We'll bring you the stories of young people living with HIV, in the first of a special three-part series. And we'll visit the iconic, if run-down, Wonder Bread Factory, to hear how it's getting a new lease on life.


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