Alex Blumberg talks with sailor Prevon Scott, who stocks vending machines on the Stennis.
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Most big grand transformations we go through really come down to a hundred little things that we change about ourselves.
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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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.
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