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“I'm part of the space generation. I want to be part of the adventure.”
“I hate camping. I hate it here on Earth, and the idea of camping forever in a place where, if you accidentally open your tent or take off your hat, you'll die, does not appeal to me.”
“I think I'd miss my family too much – ‘"Mars ain't the kinda place to raise your kids’ (Rocket Man, Elton John), but I do enjoy thinking about the adventure those brave souls who do go would be undertaking for humanity. Also, I hear it's REALLY HOT there … and Miami is hot enough for me.”
"I can think of nothing better than to be trapped inside a space ship for six months or a year with nothing to do but catch up on my reading. It would be a dream come true.”
“I'm sure there are millions of young SciFi fans who'd love to make the trip, but I've spent too long trying to preserve life on Earth to give up the battle now."
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Miami Herald – WLRNImmigrants have had a profound effect on South Florida, leaving their mark on culture, food, language, and even the region's horticulture. PIN sources contributed to this story from WLRN about gardens grown with a mind toward culture and tradition.
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For a new reporting initiative, Transforming Health, witf asked PIN sources to submit questions on health-related topics they'd like to learn more about. One source asked if the Affordable Care Act will encourage Americans to make healthier lifestyle choices, and the question led to this story about workplace incentives for healthy living.