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Passing through Albuquerque by John Balaban | Friday, June 10, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 10th, 2016

Episode 612 of 783 episodes

At dusk, by the irrigation ditch gurgling past backyards near the highway, locusts raise a maze of calls in cottonwoods. A Spanish girl in a white party dress strolls the levee by the muddy water where her small sister plunks in stones. Beyond a low adobe wall and a wrecked car men are pitching horseshoes... Read more »

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