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Dispatch by Carrie Shipers | Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

September 27th, 2016

Episode 722 of 785 episodes

This is not an emergency, I say when Mom picks up. She answers, Hold on, we’re getting a page. Two electronic tones, the call numbers that follow. As a teenager, I listened to the police scanner in our kitchen, taught myself the radio codes that told me where she was, what she was putting right.... Read more »

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