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This Week On Metro Connection: Breaking The Mold

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We'd like to think we're breaking the mold all the time - what with our captivating, sound-rich storytelling and all. But this week we're breaking the mold in an even more explicit (and humble) way, by devoting an entire hour to people and things across the D.C. region that are going against the grain, from a classical-punk theater troupe to a nonprofit hoping to diversify the tech world.

Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Title Tracks from It Was Easy / "Break Even" by Sunfly Hits from Volume 274

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