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This Week On Metro Connection: Follow-Ups

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We'll circle back to some of the Washingtonians we've met over the past few years and get updates on their stories. We'll hear from an opera superstar whose career was nearly derailed by a serious medical condition. We'll follow up with local kids struggling with obesity. And we'll get the latest from scientists engaged in a fierce battle against stinkbugs.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Follow You, Follow Me" by The Karaoke Channel from The Karaoke Channel - In The Style of Genesis, Vol. 1]


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