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11.10.14: America In 36 Stamps, Separated @ Birth, & Good Gig

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Since they were first introduced in 1847, postage stamps have become a staple of American life and taste. On today’s show,  a look at America’s most memorable stamps, and why some were beloved, while others were surprisingly contentious. 

Also today, we continue our series Good Gig: conversations with people who have landed their dream job. We’ll talk to a wildfire fighter who rappels from helicopters into raging infernos, and feels lucky!

Listen to the full show and click Read more for individual segments.

America in 36 Stamps

America in 36 Stamps

Good Gig: Fire Rappeller

  • Jessica Crump is a fire rappeller, or officially, a wild land firefighter for the United States Forestry Service based out of Grants Pass, Oregon. 
  • You can read more about Jessica's Good Gig at this link.
Good Gig: Fire Rappeller

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Separated @ Birth

Separated @ Birth

StoryCorps: Twins

  • And now, a tale of love, marriage, and two sets of twins from StoryCorps. It was the summer of 1946...Hunny Feller and her identical twin sister, Bunny, were waitresses at a hotel. Another set of identical twins,  Elliot and Danny Reiken,  worked as musicians in a band there. Hunny and Elliot share the story.
  • You can listen to this story at storycorps.org.

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