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Frances Crowe in her home in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Kari Njiiri / NEPR

Frances Crowe, the longtime peace activist and anti-nuclear campaigner, recently celebrated a milestone. She turned 100 years of age in mid-March.

When Some American Heroes Looked Like The Enemy

Apr 30, 2019
Members of the Japanese-American 442nd Combat Team at attention on November 12, 1944. On May 1, 1944, the regiment left the U.S. for battlefields in Italy. It would become the most decorated unit in U.S. military history.
US Army Signal Corps / Public Domain

Seventy-five years ago, on May 1, 1944, a unique group of American soldiers boarded transports at Hampton Roads, Virginia.  

Kelly Fellner is the superintendent of Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Coltsville National Historical Park.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site has a new leader. 

Noelle Franco rehearses a scene in "Deployed."
Ruby Summers

A new play called "Deployed" is based on the words of dozens of women who served in the U.S. military in places like Vietnam, Okinawa, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s highest-ranking officer says it’s unacceptable that the military branch needs to rely on food pantries like the one set up in New London during the government shutdown.  

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