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Elizabeth Vega and Jamell Spann became friends after Vega comforted an emotional Spann while they were protesting in Ferguson, Mo., as strangers in 2014. Dupe Oyebolu for StoryCorps hide caption

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'What You Did Changed Me': Ferguson Protesters Found Friendship Amid Unrest

Jamell Spann and Elizabeth Vega protested in Ferguson, Mo., after the shooting death of Michael Brown. A comforting response in a moment of rawness, immortalized in an iconic photo, led to friendship.

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What To Feed Locusts

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Time of Your Life [From A Bug's Life] Randy Newman
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5 Years After Michael Brown Shooting, Slow Signs Of Progress

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The musical King Kong, which stars Christiani Pitts alongside a giant ape puppet, will end its run Aug. 18. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of King Kong hide caption

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'No Room For The Modest Hit Anymore': Broadway Prepares For Summer Closings

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Your Song Ewan McGregor & Alessandro Safina
Tango De Roxanne (Instrumental) Ameritz Spanish Instrumentals
Theme [From Jaws] Boston Pops Orchestra
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Smokey's look had changed by 1951; he gained a shovel and a stronger demeanor than his softer first appearance. The Ad Council hide caption

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Careful With Those Birthday Candles, Smokey: Beloved Bear Turns 75

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Smokey the Bear Gene Autry
Back in the Saddle Again (Instrumental) ProSource Karaoke

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'What You Did Changed Me': Ferguson Protesters Found Friendship Amid Unrest

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Black Band of Water Snake Oil
Berk Jam Jobii
Fragile Stevie Jobii
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Beverly Hills 90210 Theme John E. Davis
Bougie', Bougie' (Dance Ritual Dub Instrumental) John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, Dance Ritual
Last Friday Night (Instrumental Version) Urban Fest Combo

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