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Is it a Real Gun, or is it Airsoft?

It’s a toy that brings joy to the hearts of many teeange boys.   It’s called an airsoft gun.  Part of the fun is that they’re designed to look as real as possible.  So real that police officers, parents and teachers can’t always tell the difference between the toy and the real thing.  Listen here.

An Iraqi Child Turns American

Hamoody Jauda was 2 years old when he was shot in the face by insurgents in Iraq. An American group brought him to the U.S. for medical treatment.
Two years later, Hamoody has forgotten his parents, Arabic and Iraq.  And his American parents want to keep him. Listen here.

Interpreter Prepares to Return to Iraq

Almost 500 men and women who worked as interpreters for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have been moved to the U.S. in the past year. But one woman is returning to Iraq after having trouble adjusting to life in America.  Listen.

Washington State’s Aging Ferries

Millions ride the the Washington state ferry system each year. The largest such system in the nation is aging and running into problems — and trying to stay afloat. Listen here.

Ex-Patients To Return to Mental Hospital as Employees

Western State Mental Hospital, near Tacoma has been trying to reduce its use of seclusion and restraints. It’s part of a shift toward increased patient input and respect. Now, Western is taking that idea a step further. The hospital wants patients who have been discharged to return to Western – this time to work as [...]

90 Year-Old a Living History of Diabetes Treatment

When insulin was first discovered more than 80 years ago, everyone thought it was a cure for diabetes. Turns out, the disease was more complicated. Gladys Dull of Walla Walla, WA was one of the first people to get an insulin shot. Listen here.