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StoryCorps

Before He Animated For Disney, He Sketched Cartoons In An Internment Camp

As a child, Willie Ito spent nearly three years in a Japanese American internment camp. At StoryCorps, he tells his son how he went from doodling on Sears catalogs to animating for Walt Disney.

Relief Philanthrope
Deserted Philanthrope feat. Mono:Massive
Brink Moss of Aura
Don't Moss of Aura
Pittsburgh Left (Eliot Lipp Remix) Lymbyc Systym

Texas voter Alston Beinhorn (left), presidential candidate Julián Castro, NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro and voter Dani Marrero Hi at Mi Tierra in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 30, 2019. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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'I Have To Ask You This': Julián Castro Pressed By Immigration Activist, Rancher

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Shadows The American Dollar
Clones The American Dollar
No Goodbyes Soular Order
Sea Shores Soular Order
Sunday's Children Kelsey Waldon
Already There Anna Laube

John Deffenbaugh, an engineer in Penn State's Office of the Physical Plant, checks the air-handling system in one of the university's buildings. It's one key to reducing energy use and greenhouse emissions. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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How Penn State Is Cutting Greenhouse Emissions In Half — And Saving Money

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What I Am (Tiny Desk Performance) Sesame Street Muppets
ABC-Def-Ghi [From Sesame Street] Boston Pops Orchestra

Mark and Mia Schand, wearing T-shirts from the innocence organization Centurion Ministries in 2015, just want to move forward. Karen Brown/New England Public Radio hide caption

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Jury Awards $27 Million To Massachusetts Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

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Before He Animated For Disney, He Sketched Cartoons In An Internment Camp

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Bella Notte Neverland Orchestra
Heigh-Ho Neverland Orchestra
Can't Let Go, Juno Kishi Bashi
Memory Palace Portico Quartet
Gradient Portico Quartet
Act 1. Knights Of The Round Table / The Song That Goes Like This (Repri Sara Ramirez & Tim Curry & Michael McGrath & David Hyde Pierce & Hank Azaria & Christopher Sieber & Steve Rosen & Ensemble
Always Look On the Bright Side of Life (Instrumental) Instrumental Champions
Friday (Orchestra Tribute to Rebecca Black) Walt Ribeiro

James Franco, shown here at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018, has been served with a lawsuit alleging sexual exploitation and fraud. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner hide caption

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James Franco Sued By Former Students For Alleged Sexual Exploitation And Fraud

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