NPR Series: American Dreams: Then And Now

9:21am

Tue August 28, 2012
The Record

My American Dream Sounds Like The Jackson 5

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 8:45 am

The six brothers who would all get their turn in The Jackson 5.
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Wed August 22, 2012

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Thu August 16, 2012
American Dreams: Then And Now

Persuading Banks To Give Homeowners A Break

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 2:53 pm

Sara Millan (left) thanks Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America CEO Bruce Marks after NACA was able to reduce her family's mortgage during an event in Los Angeles in September 2010.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Over the past four years, Bruce Marks has been on a traveling road show to help people avoid foreclosure. His nonprofit, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, has held more than 80 events in cities around the country. So far, Marks says, NACA has helped 202,000 people get their payments lowered so they can afford to keep their homes.

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3:42pm

Wed August 15, 2012
American Dreams: Then And Now

A Baseball School For Big League Dreamers

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 7:11 pm

Ketchum Marsh, a senior from Massachusetts, walks back to the dugout during an intrasquad game at IMG Baseball Academy, where he trains and goes to school.
Chip Litherland for NPR

If you have ever dreamed of playing big-league baseball, chances are the dream started to fade sometime in high school.

It gradually becomes clear: You won't be starting in Game 7 of the World Series, and tipping your cap after hitting a walk-off homer. So at some point you go from player to fan — watching others chase greatness on the diamond.

But not every baseball dreamer is willing to give up so early. And in Bradenton, Fla., there's a place that lies somewhere between the Little League field and Yankee Stadium.

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Wed August 15, 2012

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