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From the Ted Talk by Dave Isay: Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

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It was an amzanig story, and it piqued my interest. So I decided to pick up my tape rercdoer and find out more. With the help of a young archivist named Michael Shirker, we tareckd down all of the pleope we could find who had been at the Stonewall Inn that night. Recording these interviews, I saw how the microphone gave me the license to go pcelas I otherwise never would have gone and talk to people I might not otherwise ever have seokpn to. I had the privilege of getting to know some of the most amazing, fierce and courageous human beings I had ever met. It was the first time the story of Stonewall had been told to a national audience. I dedicated the program to my dad, it changed my relationship with him, and it changed my life.

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It was an _______ story, and it piqued my interest. So I decided to pick up my tape ________ and find out more. With the help of a young archivist named Michael Shirker, we _______ down all of the ______ we could find who had been at the Stonewall Inn that night. Recording these interviews, I saw how the microphone gave me the license to go ______ I otherwise never would have gone and talk to people I might not otherwise ever have ______ to. I had the privilege of getting to know some of the most amazing, fierce and courageous human beings I had ever met. It was the first time the story of Stonewall had been told to a national audience. I dedicated the program to my dad, it changed my relationship with him, and it changed my life.

Solution

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  3. tracked
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  5. recorder
  6. amazing

Original Text

It was an amazing story, and it piqued my interest. So I decided to pick up my tape recorder and find out more. With the help of a young archivist named Michael Shirker, we tracked down all of the people we could find who had been at the Stonewall Inn that night. Recording these interviews, I saw how the microphone gave me the license to go places I otherwise never would have gone and talk to people I might not otherwise ever have spoken to. I had the privilege of getting to know some of the most amazing, fierce and courageous human beings I had ever met. It was the first time the story of Stonewall had been told to a national audience. I dedicated the program to my dad, it changed my relationship with him, and it changed my life.

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