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This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

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We'll veer away from our usual thematic approach as we shuffle up a deck of "Wild Cards." We'll get the inside scoop on the man behind the U.S. national anthem, and we'll hear the story of a pioneer who helped build Maryland's most bustling beach town. Plus, we'll hear about the ongoing fracking debate in the region, and and we'll check out a world-premiere play that explores bullying in American schools.

Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Title Tracks from It Was Easy / "Wild Kids" by David Benoit from Jazz for Peanuts - A Retrospective of the Charlie Brown Television Themes


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

As U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw, Here's What You Can And Can't Do

In some areas where U.S. officials have given a green light, it hasn't been matched by their counterparts in Cuba. But here's a quick guide to where things stand right now.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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