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This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

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In another one of our theme-free editions of the show, we're dealing out a hand of stories that will keep you guessing. We'll get the latest on a new bill that would prevent hard-working Washingtonians from being ripped off, and we'll shine the spotlight on the newest theater company to hit Virginia's Eastern Shore. Plus, we'll unearth some streams, investigate a curse, and get the latest on that long-awaited Silver Line to Dulles.

"Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Born to Be Wild" by the Moog Cookbook from Ye Olde Space Band Plays the Classic Rock Hits


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

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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