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This Week on Metro Connection: Lifetime Achievement

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We pay tribute to some of the unsung heroes who've spent their lives contributing to our city and our world. We'll meet a dancer who found her calling helping psychiatric patients at St. Elizabeths Hospital. We'll hum along with a harmonica player who's been making music for 88 years. And we'll head outdoors with the man who became the nation's first African-American director of the National Park Service.


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