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Ex-Sailors Seek to Save USS Forrestal

Former sailors on the USS Forrestal want to stop the aircraft carrier from being sunk or sold to another country. They hope to turn it into a museum instead. In 1967, a fire killed 134 sailors aboard the vessel. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden and Ken Killmeyer, a historian who served on the carrier.

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Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.