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16 July 2009 

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Ted Landphair
Join VOA Correspondent Ted Landphair in this American Life special series as he travels around the U.S. bringing you unique stories about the people and places of America. Also read Ted's reflections, personal accounts and stories from the road on his blog, Ted Landphair's America.

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