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When A Bird Lover Returns Home, His Real Passion Takes Flight

Drew Lanham grew up captivated by birds on his family's South Carolina farm. At StoryCorps, he says a return to the land inspired him to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an ornithologist.

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Acquiring Private Land Is Slowing Trump's Border Wall

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AFL-CIO President Touts Labor's Role In Improving New Trade Deal

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Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra

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When A Bird Lover Returns Home, His Real Passion Takes Flight

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Don't Worry Chastity Belt
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Awake IHF
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The Dancers Waltz The Greg Foat Group
The Hunt The Greg Foat Group
Friday I'm in Love The Imaginary Trio

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Bolton: Trump Administration Could Be Making 'Big Mistake' On North Korea

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