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This Week On Metro Connection: Against The Odds

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This week we bring you stories of people defying the improbable and breaking new ground — from one of the nation's first female Orthodox-Jewish clergy members to a 60-year-old athlete with her eye on Olympic gold. Plus, we'll explore how Maryland's casinos are affecting people with gambling addictions, and we'll hear about one man's repeated journeys to prison and back — and what he's doing to keep himself away from that "revolving door" for good.

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


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