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This Week On Metro Connection: Profiles

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This week we'll return to the archives to pluck out stories about people we simply cannot forget. We'll hit the water with a guy who's spent his entire working life there. We'll shadow a rookie cop on the overnight shift. And we'll hear how one man's drug addiction inspired him to teach others to "Just Say No."

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "My Peoples (Instrumental)" by DJ Jazzy Jeff from My People]


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

A Mother Asks If She's Selfless Enough To Care For A Son With Autism

Sophie Sartain watched her grandmother take care of her intellectually disabled aunt, Dona, and thought that she could never be that devoted. Then her son was diagnosed with autism.

Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."

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