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This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

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It's a little bit of this and a little bit of that as we bring you one of our free-wheeling, theme-free "Wild Cards" shows. We'll find out why more than a million artifacts from New York's Ellis Island have taken refuge in a warehouse in Maryland. We'll consider what local residents need to know about the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. And we'll check out a little theater with big ambitions on Virginia's Eastern Shore.


[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Wild Thing" by The Troggs from 60s]

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