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Boughs Of Holly For An Island Threatened By Rising Seas04:03

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Just about every December for the past half a century a group of pilots fly out to Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay bearing boughs of holly for Christmas.

This year Jonathan Wilson from Here & Now Contributor WAMU tagged along to find out why residents on Tangier say there's still real reason for holiday cheer despite rising sea levels that threatened the island's future.


This segment aired on December 24, 2014.

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