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This Week on Metro Connection: Teamwork

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We'll focus on teamwork this week, with stories from the workplace to the playing field. We'll find out how a breakdown in teamwork on Capitol Hill will affect federal workers and contractors. And we'll hear about the growing popularity of team karaoke in D.C.


[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Happy Together" by Dr. Michael White from Adventures in New Orleans Jazz Part 2]

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