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This Week On Metro Connection: Communication

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Our focus this week is on communication of all sorts. We'll explore how the District's drivers and cyclists sometimes get their signals crossed. We'll discover what ancient fossils are trying to tell us about climate change. Plus, a memory-lane trip to Washington's long-gone "Newspaper Row."


[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Call Me Maybe (Instrumental Version)" by Tribute Stars from Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe]

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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
NPR

CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO had been fighting CNN's criteria for the September presidential candidates debate. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main event.
NPR

How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

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