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This Week On Metro Connection: Behind Closed Doors

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We'll delve into stories of the secret and surreptitious side of life in Washington. We'll visit an underground vault full of literary treasures. We'll meet a man who once worked at America's most tightly-secured home: We'll attend an off-the-record dinner party where weighty conversation is par for the course. And we'll find out why D.C.'s concert scene may be headed to a living room near you.

Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Title Tracks from It Was Easy / "Do You Want to Know a Secret" by Count Basie from Basie's Beatle Bag

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

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