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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.
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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]

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