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?
Miraculous Cord Blood Dwayne Seelow was diagnosed with leukemia in 1999 and given three years to live, but is now in remission thanks to a cord blood transplant. Stem cells from a newborn girl's umbilical cord successfully rebuilt his immune system. Producer Heather McElhatton talked with Barbara Bogaev about the procedure and the changes it has made in Dwayne's life.
Forgotten Christmas Songs
Dick Spotswood, host of WAMU's Dick Spottswood Show, talks with Bill Radke about his new compilation of forgotten and overlooked Christmas music, "Where Will You Be on Christmas Day?"
New Year's Philosopher Dick Clark turned over his job hosting ABC's Rocking New Year's Eve to Regis Philbin. Bill Radke asked philosopher Morry Lipson, "If the New Year's ball drops and Dick Clark isn't there, did it really happen?"
King's College Choir Millions of people around the world listen to the King's College Choir at Christmas. They're performing this weekend at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. We present their recent performance in Minneapolis.
Weekend in Iraq
How do American soldiers relax in Iraq? Reporter Borzou Daragahi visits a base to find out. Then, Barbara talks with Sgt. Michael Cain who served in Iraq for seven months before he was injured.
Last Call for the Nanny Express
For years bus 576 traveled between east and west Los Angeles and carried so many housekeepers and domestic workers that it was called the "Nanny Express." But because the number of passengers dwindled, the route was cut on Friday. KPCC's Rob Schmitz reports on the people who ride the bus and the effect that its loss has on their lives.
Music Bridge: Goin' Back to Smashed Potatoes Artist: Tal M. Klein - CD: Alpha Beats (Aniligital)
Featured in Hour Two
Never Give Up
Barbara Bogaev checks in with contested elections around the country. She speaks with Judy Italiano, president of the Municipal Employees Association in San Diego, about the mayoral election results; then, Barbara continues her conversation with Candice Hoke, who's been giving legal advice to people recounting the 2004 vote in Ohio.
Music Bridge: Spheresong Artist: Kiln - CD: Ampday (Thalassa)
A Christmas Story
Writing for Christmas programming every year can be challenging for shows that want to be innovative. Bill Radke talks with two writers, Julie Hebert from ER and Don Payne from the Simpsons, about how they get new ideas and stories on the air amidst the traditional Christmas expectations.
Music Bridge: Happy Birth & Sweet Blue Artist: Slowly Minute - CD: Tomorrow World (Bubble Core)
Catalina Buffalo Hit the Road
Eighty years ago a herd of buffalo were brought from South Dakota to Catalina Island for a film shoot. They've lived there since. On Wednesday, 100 buffalo were shipped from Catalina back to the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. Bill Radke spoke with people on both ends of the shipment about the buffalo and their importance to each community.
Music Bridge: West Side Highway Artist: Lanterna - CD: Sands (Badman)
Ali Berlow, a chef living in Martha's Vineyard, tells her story of interfaith marriage, lobster and holiday tradition.