206: Somewhere in the Arabian Sea
Alex Blumberg talks with sailor Prevon Scott, who stocks vending machines on the Stennis.
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Act One: Field of Interrupted Dreams
One good place to see how this ad hoc response is working is at an abandoned baseball stadium in Athens.
Act Two: Streetwise
Most big grand transformations we go through really come down to a hundred little things that we change about ourselves.
Act Two: In Country, In City
For decades, the writer Alex Kotlowitz has been writing about the inner cities and the toll of violence on young people.
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Act Two: Beach Doctor
Alex Blumberg talks to Shane Dubow about a time decades ago, when Shane went sea kayaking and camping with his friends on the beach in Baja California, Mexico.
Act Four: When Small Thoughts Meet Big Brains
Alex Blumberg investigates a little-studied phenomenon: Children who get a mistaken idea in their heads about how something works or what something means, and then don't figure out until well into adulthood that they were wrong.
Act One: Seeing the Forrest For the Little Trees
Alex Blumberg takes us to an American classroom where students are reading a classic, The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter.