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Susan Burton

Susan was a producer at our show. After she left, she created two diary-style radio stories with an Afghan teenager (shows 230 and 254) and co-wrote a book with him, Come Back to Afghanistan. Her essay in episode 175 was turned into the feature film Unaccompanied Minors.
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Act 1: Thank Heaven For Little Girls — Made Of Plastic

The story of a company trying an experiment at marketing dolls to little girls:A new kind of doll store near Chicago's Magnificent Mile called "American Girl Place." The company has figured out all the ways little girls love dolls and they're trying to sell to nearly every one of those desires. Susan Burton reports that it's as if they've settled into a perch inside little girl's dreams and are selling from there.