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Michel Martin Returns to Brooklyn Roots

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Michel Martin Returns to Brooklyn Roots

Michel Martin Returns to Brooklyn Roots

Michel Martin Returns to Brooklyn Roots

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Michel Martin hugs childhood friend Leslie Groves. Jennifer Longmire, NPR hide caption

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Martin and Groves (right) take in the view on a visit to their old neighborhood. Aaron Showalter hide caption

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The front door to the Groves' family home on Berriman Street in Brooklyn, NY. Jennifer Longmire, NPR hide caption

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Michel Martin and Leslie Groves share a strange and special history. They were raised as neighbors in East New York, went to elementary and junior high school together and, due to a weird series of events, both went away to boarding school in New Hampshire.

Groves, now a nurse executive living in Massachusetts, recently returned to the old neighborhood to sell her parents' home and visit her aging father. As part of Tell Me More's special broadcasts from New York, Martin pays a visit to her Brooklyn roots and reunites with her childhood friend. The women take a walk down memory lane, and discuss how returning home can sometimes bring mixed emotions.