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This Week On Metro Connection: Traditions

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It's time for our annual "Traditions" show! This year, we'll meet local residents who are blending very different traditions and keeping old rituals alive. We'll check out the D.C. public schools'overhaul of traditional methods of teaching math. And we'll check out an elaborate, high-wattage holiday lights display that's become a must-visit destination for many Washington families.


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

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