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This Week On Metro Connection: Hall Of Fame

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We're looking back at some of our favorite stories so far from this year.
We're looking back at some of our favorite stories so far from this year.

We'll reach into the Metro Connection archives this week and bring you some of our favorite stories from the past year. We'll meet shock-trauma doctors dealing with some very real-life medical drama. We'll hear the history of Maryland's "kinship communities." And we'll check out a big-city theater tucked away on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Memories Are Made Of This" by Perry Botkin Jr. & His Orchestra from Unchained Melody]


Patti Smith Reveals Her Solitary Soul In The 'M Train'

Smith follows up to her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, with another memoir, M Train. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it is a haunting story about weathering life's storms.

Sunpreme: The Grape That Could Revolutionize The Raisin Industry

Harvesting grapes usually takes thousands of workers. But a new raisin grape variety bred in Central California could dramatically cut down on the need for labor.
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The Realities And Possibilities Of Eating Well On $4 A Day

Some see the so-called "food stamp challenge" as one that builds empathy, others see it as a publicity stunt. We consider the realities -- and possibilities -- of eating well on $4 a day.

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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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