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The Week On Metro Connection: Diplomacy

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The recent attacks on U.S. embassies overseas have rattled many Washingtonians. This week we'll bring the story of those attacks closer to home with a show about diplomacy. We'll talk with foreign service officers past and present about the risks and rewards of a career in diplomacy. We'll also explore embassy real estate and the symbolism of D.C.'s ambassadorial digs. And we'll meet European diplomats who are moonlighting in the world of rock-and-roll.


[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Steady State" by Penguin Cafe Orchestra from Concert Program]

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