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How did your life collide with the headlines in 2007?
Iraq, the subprime crisis, Facebook, immigration, oil prices - 2007 had no shortage of hefty headlines. We'd like to hear about how these and other major news events of the past year affected you. Where did your life collide with the news in 2007?

What's your holiday performance story?
The office talent show, the neighborhood caroling posse, the school pageant ... At holiday time we often sing, dance, and dress as shepherds. Did you bloom in the warmth of your audience's adulation, or freeze up like the snowman you'd rather be building? Did your holiday performance change your life or that of someone close to you?

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One Thing: From Burundi to Phoenix September 29, 2007E-mail this story E-mail this story
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Last year, some 41,000 refugees resettled in the United States, bringing with them hopes, fears, scars and painful memories. They also brought objects. Today, we bring you the first part of a new series, One Thing. It takes a look at newly arrived refugees in towns and cities across America. We'll ask them about their journey and that one thing they've brought from their old home to their new. Our first story takes place in Phoenix, Ariz., where a large number of Bunrundians are resettling.

Dances from Burundi

A Burundian Greeting

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Newly arrived refugees sang for producers Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler when they visited them at their apartment complex in Phoenix. Jeanne Nizigiyimana is a Burundian and a caseworker with Catholic Charities. She translates the song (3:58).

The two Burundian women created this song describing their journey and hardships they were in the refugee camps in Zambia (1:05).