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This Week On Metro Connection: Chemistry

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In honor of Valentine's Day, we devote this week's show to the complex, often mysterious realm of "Chemistry." We'll meet a scientist using chemistry to improve life-saving drugs. We'll learn more about the science of blind dating and we'll chat up D.C.'s cocktail "mixtress" about how certain liquors, herbs and fruits can aid in amorous advances.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "You Were Meant For Me" by East Bay Banjo Club from Hey, Mr. Banjo!]

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