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?
Journalist in Jail
Dave Kidwell is a reporter in Miami who went to jail for 15 days because he refused to reveal a source. He's part of a growing number of journalists pressured to testify in court. He spoke with Bill Radke about the decision he made that landed him in jail.
History on Trial
This week in Tacoma, Washington a trial was held in the Washington State History Museum. The defendant, a Native American named Chief Leschi, was executed 146 years ago after being accused of killing a white soldier. His descendents asked the court to reopen the case and State Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander presided over the trial. He spoke with Barbara Bogaev about the trial and its verdict.
Hannukah Memories While Hank Rosenfeld was growing up in Detroit, Jewish heroes were few and far between. Hank loved the story of Hannukah because of the triumph of a few Jewish soldiers over the Romans. Hank recently saw a play that brought memories of his childhood Hannukah back to him and shared these thoughts.
Church Campout St. Anselm is a church outside of Boston that was set to close in September. Families began keeping a round-the-clock vigil inside the church to keep it from shutting its doors. Monica Brady-Myerov spent the night there and has this report.
Music Bridge: Cut Artist: Adem - CD: Homesongs (Domino)
Control-Alt-Deleted IBM sold its personal computer business to a manufacturer in China. Barbara Bogaev took a look back on what IBM has added to the computer age and spoke with David Bradley, inventor of the keystoke "control-alt-delete."
In the first part of our series on "cold," Bill Radke talks to Gretel Ehrlich. She's written two books about her journeys to some of the world's coldest places and spoke about what she loves best about sub-zero climates.
Sharon Glassman gathers underprivileged kids' letters to Santa and finds people who can fill their wish lists. She took some letters to a holiday party to find some undercover Santas and tells this story about the power of a fulfilled wish.
Waiting to Breathe
Teri Allison's son, Nick, is serving with the 25th Infantry in Iraq. Teri recently got word this week that her son's service has been extended. She spoke with Barbara Bogaev about how her life had changed since Nick has been in Iraq.
Online resources: Read Teri's letter to her daughter-in-law Tracy
Christmas Negotiations: Part 1, Part 2
In producer Katy Sewell's family, Christmas Day is epic in length. Her father, a Presbyterian minister, thinks that they give too many presents and should spend the day doing something useful. In short, Katy says, he wants to ruin Christmas. She and her father negotiated a Christmas deal to keep both parties happy.
Music Bridge: Who Gonched Who Artist: Global Goon - CD: Family Glue (Audio Dregs)
In another of our series on personal library shelves, Producer Chelsea Merz talked with Dr. Tom Lee about the changes that he's seen at the Harvard Medical School in the twenty-five years that he's been working in Cambridge.
Entertainment journalist Jordan Riefe spoke with Bill about two of his favorite DVD picks: the 40th anniversary edition of "Dr. Strangelove" and "George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin," a collection of the filmmakers' WWII footage.
Music Bridge: Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental) Artist: Sunny Ade & His African Beats - CD: Synchro Series (Indigedisc)
"Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday Slide Show"
Slide Show into the Past
Charles Phoenix has amassed such a large collection of old family pictures that he has his own slide show, "Charles Phoenix's God Bless Americana: The Retro Holiday Slide Show" in Hollywood. Barbara Bogaev spoke with Charles about what he's learned about America by looking back at the holiday celebrations people had 50 years ago.