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Rundown for the Week of May 5, 2001

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Kansas City Jazz by Laura Ziegler
Kansas City: one of the cradles of jazz and a place where some of the greatest musicians got their start. You can go out any night of the week in Kansas City and hear jazz or blues in any number of venues. But on Saturday night there's a place where you can have an unusually intimate and authentic jazz experience. The Savvy Traveler's Laura Ziegler takes us there.

Interview: Joelle Pouliot's Cholera Diaries
The humanitarian group Doctors without Borders won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. For those of you who don't know, Doctors without Borders is the world's largest independent, international medical relief agency. These physicians aid the victims of war and natural disasters who don't have health care because they live in remote areas of the world. The volunteers do everything from emergency surgery to vaccinating children to training local medical staff. Today, we hear the diary of Joelle Pouliot, a physician from Canada, who joined Doctors without Borders to help others...and ended up learning quite a bit about herself along the way.

Postcard: My Buddhist Son by Carole Zimmer
People often travel to find a sense of self, to discover a place or a culture that seems more like home than the place they're actually from. When they find it, some even stay. But the consequence can be leaving people at home who wonder and worry. So sometimes, the ones that are left behind find themselves traveling to rediscover those who have gone. Carole Zimmer is one such person. Her 18 year-old son Jon moved from Brooklyn, New York to Nepal to become a Buddhist monk. She sent us this postcard.

Rudy's View
Hooked on Frequent Flyer Miles

Question of the Week
We recount some of your stories about your silliest seatmates, and ask you for slogans to sell American Tourism abroad.

Deal of the Week
Late Spring Airline Sales

Travelers' Aid

We read your letters to us!

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