WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

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]

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