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This Week On Metro Connection: Health & Wellness

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As Americans across the country resolve to stay fit in the new year, we'll kick off 2013 with some of our favorite Metro Connection stories about health and wellness. We'll hear again from the artist who came down with an extremely rare brain disorder, and find out how that disorder has affected his work. We'll go skating with an ice-hockey team for children with disabilities, and we'll do a check-up of our region's roads and bridges, to see how well they're faring these days.


[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Auld Lang Syne" by Jim Galloway and Jay McShann from Christmas Jazz Greats]

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How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

Humanitarian Zainab Salbi explains how life continues in the midst of war — and how the ones who "keep life going" are women.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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