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This Week On Metro Connection: Turning Points

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Our theme this week is "Turning Points," as we look at the moments in life that can lead to big changes. We'll talk with a Montgomery County man about his struggle with schizophrenia. We'll visit a beer garden started by two guys who chose to jump off the corporate career ladder. Plus, we'll hear from a scientist unraveling the mysteries of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. And we'll talk with the folks working to save a historic D.C. mural.

Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Title Tracks from It Was Easy

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