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Vet Recalls The 'Legacy Of War That Lasts Forever'

Harvey Hilbert served in the Army infantry during the Vietnam War. He was injured in battle and saw a man in his unit killed. "You know, I'm 65 years old, and I can remember clearly that young man — the color of his skin, his face, his cries," Hilbert told StoryCorps.
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EPA Cites Hyundai, Kia For Inflating Gas Mileage On 900,000 Cars

The Environmental Protection Agency says the two South Korean carmakers, owned by the same parent company, overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles over the past three years. The automakers say they will reimburse customers by covering the additional fuel costs.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Katey Sagal, Sherry Turkle

Katey Sagal plays Gemma, the fierce matriarch of the biker gang in the FX series Sons of Anarchy. Psychologist Sherry Turkle explains how digital devices are affecting our communication and relationships.
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Animal Stage Trainer Makes Stars Out Of Pound Pups

Bill Berloni has more than 30 years of experience training dogs, pigs, rats, cats and lambs for Broadway productions and Hollywood films. Fresh Air listens back to an interview with him from 2008.
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After 30 Years Of Surgeries, Doctor And Patient Dance

Marcela Gaviria has had countless surgeries for complications from a childhood cancer that nearly took her leg in 1982. Through it all, she's had one surgeon, Dr. Dempsey Springfield, and on her wedding day, they danced together.
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Fifty Years Ago, A Bright Idea

In October 1962, Nick Holonyak and colleagues at General Electric built the first practical light-emitting diode, or LED, that could emit visible light. Semiconductor LEDs are now a part of uncountable electronic devices. Holonyak discusses the invention, and his work since then.
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Stateless And Stranded On American Samoa

Mikhail Sebastian is stateless. Born ethnically Armenian in what was then the U.S.S.R. and today is Azerbaijan, he came to the U.S. and was eventually allowed to stay and work. Now, he is stranded on American Samoa where immigration officials say he "self-deported."
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For Special Education Teacher, 'Every Day Is Precious'

Ken Rensink was 19 when he was disabled in a car accident. After 15 years out of the workforce, he decided to devote himself to teaching special education. He's now been at it for more than a decade. "I'm trying to help create folks who will not get rolled by life," he says.

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