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This Week On Metro Connection: Looking Back

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We scour the Metro Connection archives for our favorite history-related stories from the past few months. We'll sail back in time to an era of great ships and treasure lost at sea. And we'll revisit some more recent history, as we look back on the March on Washington. Plus, we'll head out on the Chesapeake Bay, to visit historic Smith Island.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]


'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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