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This Week On Metro Connection: Connections

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We'll focus this week on the ties that bind us. We'll meet a rapper who's not letting his hearing impairment interfere with his connection with his audiences. We'll head out on the Anacostia River with a man determined to reconnect Washingtonians to the much-maligned waterway. And we'll find out how dance legend Maurice Hines is making creative connections through his new, autobiographical show at Arena Stage.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "The Rainbow Connection" by  Jim Clayton from Songs My Daughter Knows]


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