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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]


Not My Job: We Ask The Choreographer Of 'The Lion King' About Lying Kings

We recorded the show in Rochester, N.Y., this week, which is home to the Garth Fagan Dance company. We'll ask acclaimed choreographer Garth Fagan three questions about really deceitful people.

Migrants Work To Hold Onto Latin Food History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Bitter And Contested Elections In America's History

Presidential historian at Vanderbilt University Thomas Schwartz discusses the history of peaceful transfers of political power in American presidential elections, going back more than 200 years.

TIMELINE: AT&T's Merger With Time Warner Follows Decades Of Industry Deals

The $85.4-billion merger of a telecom and a media giants is the latest in the web of consolidation, spurned offers and spin-offs that are increasingly interlinking the two industries.

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