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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.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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