Veteran's Benefits, Pearl S. Buck's Lost Manuscript, And Keith Carradine

A wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. The latest figures show there are about 900,000 claims for benefits pending at the Department of Veterans Affairs. i i

hide captionA wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. The latest figures show there are about 900,000 claims for benefits pending at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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A wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. The latest figures show there are about 900,000 claims for benefits pending at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. The latest figures show there are about 900,000 claims for benefits pending at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

David Goldman/AP

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered: A look at the challenge veterans face in applying for benefits. Also, a lost and found manuscript, a novel set in Chechnya and an interview with Broadway star Keith Carradine

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