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October 04, 2013

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Travel By Train

Audrey Hunter was 17 the first time she hopped on a freight train. She knew it was dangerous, but for three years, she courted danger and traveled the country by train. She took odd jobs and squatted with other people wherever they could find. Eventually, New Orleans became the closest thing she had to a home, so after Hurricane Katrina hit it, she finished a farming job she had and headed to the coast. In this 2009 conversation with host Dick Gordon, Hunter, 23 and a pre-nursing student, recalls helping cleaning efforts in the city and how her travels helped her figure out what she wants to do with her life. The original version of this story aired Oct. 22, 2009.

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