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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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Broadcast Information for November 6, 2004
Opening Music: Start From Scratch
Artist: Galactic - CD: Crazyhorse Mongoose (Capricorn)

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The Pulse of America
Over the past week, Americans have learned that this election looked much different from the coasts than it did in the middle of America. Bill Radke watched the returns in Edgar Springs, Missouri and talked to people about the election.
Music Bridge: Chroma
Artist: Fridge - CD: Semaphore (Output)

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Heard but Not Seen
Barbara Bogaev spent a day in a foley studio, where all the sound effects for a movie are recorded. We'll listen in on the foley for "Saw," a new horror movie complete with blood and guts.

Online resource:
More about the art of foley
Shelley Roden filmography at IMDB

Music Bridge: Who Gonched Who
Artist: Global Goon - CD: Family Glue (Audio Dregs)

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Letters from Veterans
Veteran's Day is coming up, and Weekend America has letters from veterans Jerry Jolly, Kathy Nees and Hugh Dagley to the men and women serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Featured letters:
Jerry Jolly
Kathy Nees
Hugh Dagley ( Read this letter )

More letters:
Christina Felter
Mary Ann Merritt

Music Bridge: Crevette Le Bandit
Artist: Billy Mahonie - CD: Bucolique Vol. 1 (Audio Dregs)
Leaving Us Behind
There are thousands of Americans who threatened to leave the United States if Kerry came out ahead or Bush won another term. Barbara Bogaev speaks with Nik and Nancy Phelps, who are leaving San Francisco permanently for Belgium.
This European Life
Jeremy Rifkin is the author of "The European Dream." He talked with Barbara Bogaev about the difference between American and European goals and the decline in belief in the American dream.

Online resource:
The Foundation of Economic Trends

Listener Letters
Barbara and Bill read listener letters about the Green Thumb and Radio Revolt.

Online resource:
Email your comments, or give us a call, 888-728-8728.

Featured Song: Sundowner, You
Artist: The Court & Spark - CD: Which Season (Absolutely Kosher)

Breaking the Fast
Nancy Farghalli and her father are fasting in observance of Ramadan. Weekend America listens in on the meal her father made before a day of fasting.

Online resource:
Farghalli Mohamed's recipe for Fuul
"Breaking Ramadan's Fast With a Family Meal"

Reaching Out in San Jose
Rob Davis is the chief of the San Jose police department and a Mormon. In an effort to reach out to the city's growing Muslim population, he has been observing Ramadan. Barbara spoke to him two weeks into the fast.

Online resource:
"S.J. police chief to fast in Muslim outreach"

Music Bridge: Silhouette
Artist: The Eternals - CD: Rawar Syle (Aesthetics)
Featured in Hour Two

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Letters from Veterans
Veteran's Day is coming up, and Weekend America has letters from veterans Jerry Jolly, Kathy Nees and Hugh Dagley to the men and women serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Featured letters:
Jerry Jolly
Kathy Nees
Hugh Dagley

More letters:
Christina Felter
Mary Ann Merritt

Music Bridge: Crevette Le Bandit
Artist: Billy Mahonie - CD: Bucolique Vol. 1 (Audio Dregs)

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Edgar Springs Diner
Bill Radke talks with some people from Edgar Springs, Missouri about whether or not their town and the nation are politically divided.

Part 2 of this conversation:
Listen

Music Bridge: Country Sunshine
Artist: Dottie West - CD: RCA Country Legends (RCA)
American Greatness
In his victory speech on Wednesday, President George Bush said that there is no limit to American greatness. What do those words mean? Weekend America talked to Americans about their ideas of American greatness. Then, Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation and Jeff Sharlet, editor of the religion magazine "The Revealer," talk about their visions of American greatness.

What is American greatness: Part 2
Listen

Music Bridge: Choking You
Artist: Dabrye - CD: Futurism Ain't S--t To Me (Kitty Yo)

Dr. Lonnie Smith
MM&W
Bill Frisell
Jazz Picks with Nate Chinen
Critic Nate Chinen from "Jazz Times" joins us with music picks. This week, he reviews Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bill Frisell and the latest from Medeski, Martin and Wood.

Nate's commentary and set list:
Stringbean - Bill Frisell from the album, Unspeakable (Nonesuch)
Reflector - Medeski, Martin and Wood from the album, End of the World (Just in Case) (Blue Note Records)
Track 9 - Dr. Lonnie Smith from the album, Too Damn Hot (Palmetto Records)



Red State Fashion
Simon Doonan, creative director of Barney's New York, joins us and speculates on the effects that a Republican victory will have on fashion.

More Simon Doonan:
"Postcard from Fashion Week"

Music Bridge: Aqui Como Alla
Artist: Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos - CD: Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos (Atlantic)

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An Apple a Day
Producer Steve Featherstone lives in Syracuse, New York where fall is in full swing. He has a story about his favorite food, the apple fritter.

Online resource:
Apple Growers in New York State

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