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American Prescription

Follow Amanda as she tries to stay clean long enough to get a new treatment, in a story of holding out hope amid America’s drug crisis.

Written by Eli Saslow. Voiced by Andi Arndt. Produced by Curio with mixing and music by Ted Muldoon. Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount.

'How's Amanda?'

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American Girl

This is what it's like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing, through the eyes of one 13-year-old girl.

Written by Jessica Contrera. Voiced by Diana Holguin. Produced by Curio with mixing and music by Ted Muldoon. Illustration by Kate Miller.

13, right now

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American Showdown

Muslims and anti-sharia activists meet, armed, at a Dairy Queen to talk about their differences and the country's future.

Written by Robert Samuels. Voiced by Rhett Samuel Price. Produced by Curio with mixing and music by Ted Muldoon. Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman.

A showdown over sharia

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American Debate

After a crash toppled its Confederate statue, a Southern town — half black, half white — collided 
with its past.

Written by David Montgomery. Voiced by Ron Butler. Produced by Curio with mixing and music by Ted Muldoon. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu.

After the fall

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American Town

At a Quik Mart in a vanishing town, the regulars discuss life, the weather and a controversial politician they count as one of their own.

Written by Stephanie McCrummen. Voiced by Karl Miller. Produced by Curio with mixing and music by Ted Muldoon. Photo by Michael S. Williamson.

In Kiron, Iowa, population 229...

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American Journey

On the 407 miles of open road between home and a Montana abortion clinic, a woman contemplates how she got from there to here.

Written by Monica Hesse. Voiced by Ashley Klanac. Produced by Curio with mixing and music by Ted Muldoon. Photo by Melina Mara.

The long drive to end a pregnancy

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American Underground

At the end of the month, when the disability 
checks were long gone, the Dempseys only had 
one option left.

Written by Terrence McCoy. Voiced by Aaron Landon. Produced by Curio with mixing and music by Ted Muldoon. Photo by Aaron Landon.

After the check is gone