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Heart to Heart: 3 Stories of Love, Loss and Life

Hearts illustration by Emily Rachel Martin

Hearts illustration by Emily Rachel Martin

This Valentine's Day, we pay tribute to the power of love with oral stories by three women from Cambodia, the United States and Afghanistan.

Skin of the Heart
Zheela Noori, an Afghan journalist in Washington, D.C., thought she knew every kind of love - until she met her husband and became a mother.

Soulmates - For a Time
American Melissa Thomas Havens didn't expect to find her soulmate in her 30s. She also didn't expect to lose him so soon.

Two Cultures, One Love
Cambodian Moryvan Ly shares how she met her American husband in Phnom Penh and whether it was worth it to move to the United States for love.

These stories were recorded and produced in Washington in February 2011.