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Dorothy's ruby slippers at the National Museum of American History.
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Dorothy's ruby slippers at the National Museum of American History.

When Dorothy arrived in the Land of Oz, she quickly realized there was no place like home. But back in the real world, home is rarely the idyllic paradise Dorothy imagined. In this edition of the show, we explore real stories of house and home. We'll meet the developer who built an entire town from scratch, chase off some scary home invaders, and spend time at a shelter for homeless veterans.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Over the Rainbow" by Glenn Miller from Glenn Miller]

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