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This Week On Metro Connection: Learning

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As students across the Washington region head back to school, we bring you a show all about Learning. We'll find out how D.C. Public Schools are giving physical education a makeover. We'll explore the increasingly intense competition in local private school admissions. And we'll talk with people engaged in other kinds of learning: from how how to till the land, to how to be mobile, culinary entrepreneurs.

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

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