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We'll meet a woman who worked as the FBI's first female criminal profiler, and hear how she's changing her life in retirement. We'll talk with the man who designed that "Nutrition Facts" label on your cereal box, and find out how he feels about the label's impending re-design. And we'll visit what may be one of the last dairy barns inside the Beltway, and hear from residents who are trying to give it a new lease on life.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "A Change Would Do You Good" by American Rock Divas from A Salute to Sheryl Crow]


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