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Hear Here: Ted Atkinson's courtroom decision

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Ted Atkinson shared his story at the 81st Avenue branch library in Oakland with his friend Carolyn Hewitt.

Ted Atkinson grew up in East Oakland – and while he watched his neighborhood decline throughout his lifetime, he also had his own run-ins with the law. He told the Hear Here community storytelling producers about a moment that set him on the right path.

Click the audio player above to listen to the story. This piece originally aired in November 2012. 

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