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‘I said I would go anywhere and do anything.’

Brooklyn native Allegra Alcoff recently ended her service as a Peace Corps volunteer. Told she needed to gather her things from her Zambian site for a trip back to the states, Alcoff paused to think about if that was what she really wanted to do.

Brooklyn native Allegra Alcoff recently ended her service as a Peace Corps volunteer. When she was told she needed to gather her things from her Zambian site for a coronavirus-inspired return to the United States, Alcoff paused to think about if that was what she really wanted to do.

This is an edited conversation that happened on May 1, 2020.

Theme music: Dummy by David Fesliyan.

By Trevor Harris

I got involved in community radio back in 1990 and later worked in public radio. I enjoy listening to people's stories. Collecting them seemed like a logical marriage of my love of audio gathering and preserving the stories of those around me.

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