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This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

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The sizzling, sultry, sweltering weather of summer is right around the corner, and that means it's time for our annual "Feeling the Heat" show. We'll meet scientists who are hot on the trail of a new and highly destructive insect from Asia. We'll heat things up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit with art students at the University of Maryland. And we'll hear about NASA's upcoming rocket launch, designed to answer key questions about the heat of the sun.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Heat Wave" by Barney Kessel from Jazz-Club: Guitar]

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