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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]


Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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