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This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

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As we enter the dog days of August, we bring you our annual "Feeling the Heat" show. We'll hang out with a NASA scientist who studies solar storms, and go inside the University of Maryland lab dedicated to the study of fire. Plus, how master gardeners keep their plants alive during the summer, and a day in the life of a local lifeguard.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks /"A Summer Place" by The Continentals from The Bossa Nova Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms Vol. 6]


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