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This Week On Metro Connection: Shutdown City

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As the partial government shutdown slogs through its second week, we'll look at the ripple effects on our region. We'll consider how furloughs are eroding worker morale. And we'll hear how Metro is responding to all the empty seats on its trains and buses. Plus, we'll find out why these days it's not so easy being green at the National Arboretum.


[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis / "'Til The Money Runs Out" by Tom Waits from Heartattack and Vine]

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