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Living Through Fire [10.25.07]

Novelist Wilton Barnhardt was living in Laguna Beach, Calif. in November 1993, when brush fires from interior canyons and valleys destroyed 1,000 homes. Wilton wended his way home from work through all the emergency barricades to save his personal belongings: above all, a novel he was writing at the time. Also on the show: one doctor remembers eradicating small pox decades ago, and another doctor uses new technology to track infectious disease today.

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