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This Week on Metro Connection: On the Mend

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We'll present stories of recovery and recuperation, from local spinal cord patients hitting the ski slopes, to prison inmates rehabilitating with paintbrushes and canvases. Plus, we'll meet an actor who confronted blindness by road-tripping across America — with a film crew in tow. And we'll head back to Virginia's barrier islands, to hear how scientists are restoring the area's ecosystem.

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

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