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12 November 2009 

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The Berlin Wall In South Carolina
Berlin Wall Stands Tall...In South Carolina  Audio Clip Available
Two segments of the Berlin Wall remain erect in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as a memorial.
Marylanders Grow Oysters volunteer coordinator Tom McCollum distributes oyster cages of shell and spat to area residents
Citizen Volunteers Help Restore Chesapeake Bay Oysters  Audio Clip Available
In the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, residents along the Chesapeake Bay give nature a boost growing native oysters
Dedication ceremony for the National World War Two Museum's new $60-million building that houses a musical theater, a restaurant and a large movie theater, 06 Nov 2009
World War II Museum Expansion Aims at Younger Generations  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
New Orleans venture opens multimedia presentation produced and narrated by actor Tom Hanks
Vendy Award trophy
Street Food in New York City Comes of Age  Video clip available
Awards single out street food for recognition
The rockshelter interior dig site as it is preserved today for public viewing
Pennsylvania Site Contains Evidence of Earliest People in North America  Audio Clip Available
Meadowcroft Rockshelter, a US National Historic Landmark in Pennsylvania, is an unlikely spot to find manmade artifacts dating back 16,000 years
USS New York
New US Warship's Bow Contains Steel from World Trade Center  Video clip available
USS New York's bow contains 7.5 tons of steel from Twin Towers targeted during September 11 terrorist attack
Fast food from Yankee Stadium
New York Non-Profit Distributes Leftover Food From Sport Events, Concerts  Video clip available
Rock and Wrap It Up provides 100,000 meals per week to needy
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Department of Homeland Security Opens Cyber Security Center  Video clip available
Center aims to protect the nation's infrastructure and private sector from computer attacks
A Cherokee immersion class for young learners
North Carolina Cherokee Take Steps to Preserve Language  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Immersion classes help children become fluent in language their parents didn't learn
Phil Woo
San Francisco Tries New Health Program for Uninsured  Video clip available
Plan uses mostly existing clinics and non-profit hospitals to supply and coordinate care, but only within city limits
President Barack Obama speaks during his tour of the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida, 27 Oct 2009<br />
Largest US Solar Energy Plant Comes on Line in Florida  Audio Clip Available
Opening of plant was attended by President Obama
Rooftop farming
Roof Top Gardening is a Growing Trend in New York City  Video clip available
Advocates say it's good for both consumers and the environment
Abolitionist John Brown
John Brown Assessed 150 Years After Harpers Ferry Raid   Video clip available
Historians question whether the abolitionist was a hero or terrorist
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Death Row Inmates in Texas Tell Their Stories in New Book  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Book gives a voice to people who society has cast off
The AVID system is helping students in more than 4000 schools around the world
California Teacher's Program Helps Underprivileged Students Prepare for College  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Program is based on problem solving through group discussions and writing
View of Frenchman Bay from the Biolab
Fish Populations Making Comeback in Maine's Frenchman Bay  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Restored eelgrass beds attract fish to bay once more
Folks of all ages have a good time dancing to Cajun guitars, accordions, and fiddles at Mulate's in tiny Breau Bridge, Louisiana
Life is Slow – But Fun – in Cajun Country  Audio Clip Available
Take your pick in Southwest Louisiana: music, dancing, 'gators!
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Most Glaciers Receding, But Some in Western US Growing  Audio Clip Available
Glacier researchers say these exceptions to the trend do not undermine evidence for global warming