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How can we solve a societal problem if it's too horrifying to discuss?
An eldery woman's husband fulfills her 90th birthday wish with a trip to In-N-Out.
Storm Reyes found hope the day a bookmobile arrived at her migrant camp.
Wendell Scott's son remembers his father's induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Patrick Haggerty remembers his father's unexpected advice to his gay son in the 1950s.
Hotel 22 captures a single, dramatic night on the Line 22 route.
New York City sanitation workers on becoming a part of the community they serve.
Alex Landau recalls how he nearly lost his life at a traffic stop with the Denver police.
Theresa Burroughs remembers her pursuit of the right to vote in Alabama during Jim Crow.
In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.
Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.
In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.