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This Week On Metro Connection: A Roof Over Your Head

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Homelessness is on the rise in the nation's capital — and the city's new mayor is vowing to make the issue a top priority. We'll talk with homeless residents, advocates, and city officials about the struggle to afford housing in our increasingly affluent city.  We'll follow outreach workers as they try to contact people living outdoors in bitterly cold weather. And we'll take a closer look at a program designed to get people out of shelters and into their own apartments.

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In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

When he was 8, Wilder's mother had a heart attack and he took it upon himself to cheer her up. We'll listen back to a Fresh Air interview with the comic actor, who died Monday at age 83.
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Jollof Rice: West Africans Dish It Up With A Hefty Serving Of Smack Talk

Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.
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Obama Grants Clemency To 100+ Prisoners; DOJ 'Confident' It Will Clear Backlog

Thousands of petitions are still pending, but the Justice Department tells NPR that despite doubts from advocates it plans to consider each of them before President Obama leaves office.
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#IfAfricaWasASchool, Who Would Be The Nerd? Jock? Most Popular?

A trending hashtag on Twitter invites people to personify countries in Africa with various schoolyard archetypes.

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