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Dispensing Ice Cream And Wisdom (Originally Broadcast 8/05/2011)

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An ice cream driver known as "Mr. Lee" is something of an institution in the communities he serves.
Lauren Landau
An ice cream driver known as "Mr. Lee" is something of an institution in the communities he serves.

The tinkling music of an ice cream truck is an iconic sound for city dwellers. But in many of the District's poorest neighborhoods, ice cream trucks are often playing a very different role than they did in earlier eras. Lauren Landau rides along with one driver known as "Mr. Lee" who's something of an institution in the communities he serves.

[Music: "I Melt With You" by Richard Cheese from Silent Nightclub / "Tea For Two Cha Cha Cha" by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra from Best of Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra]

Photos: Ice Cream

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