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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.


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

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Post Republican Convention Wrap-Up: Did The Party Make Progress On Unity?

The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR's Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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