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    Dec 1, 2017
    San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.

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    632: Our Town

    Dec 8, 2017
    We spent eight months and did over a hundred interviews to try to bypass the usual rhetoric and get to the bottom of what really happened when undocumented workers showed up in one Alabama town.

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    633: Our Town - Part Two

    Dec 15, 2017
    In hour two from ​Albertville, Alabama, we head into town, where a wave of immigrants has transformed the place. After 20 years, it was more than a quarter Latino. We find out: How much did that cost taxpayers? What was it like to have ​immigrants who’d never driven cars suddenly on the roads​?​ And why ​did ​a Latino business owner t​ell​ his friend to run for mayor on a platform of kicking out immigrants​?​

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