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D.C. Gigs: Recovering Memories at NPS

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Bob Sonderman has been working for the National Park Service for more than two decades. He oversees the collection and preservation of objects recovered on National Park Service land throughout the region.
Marc Adams
Bob Sonderman has been working for the National Park Service for more than two decades. He oversees the collection and preservation of objects recovered on National Park Service land throughout the region.

Every year, visitors leave thousands of objects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. But when one of these items disappears, chances are it hasn't been thrown away. In our regular segment, "D.C. Gigs," producer Marc Adams takes us to a National Park Service facility the size of a football field, where Museum Resource Center Director Bob Sonderman talks about the challenges of preserving the vast amount of memorabilia recovered from the region.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip To Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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