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?
Mayoral Wish - Part 1 Most soldiers from Paris, Illinois are serving in a National Guard unit that has lost five soldiers, more than any other unit in Illinois. Alex Cohen asked the town's mayor, Craig Smith, about his Christmas wish for his town.
Music Bridge: My Comfort Remains Artist: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook - CD: Night Song (Pakistan)
Ukrainian Election Update
Ukrainian elections happen tomorrow. Earlier this month, Weekend America spoke with a Ukrainian graduate student living in Minnesota about how it feels to watch his country's election from afar. We check in with him to find out if he is going to vote.
Classical Music Picks
You've heard of minimalist art -- a black square on a white background, for example. But what about minimalist music? Steve Smith of Time Out New York has these classical picks: John Adams, Steve Reich and Slow Six.
Music Bridge: Arabic Artist: The Claudia Quintet - CD: I, Claudia (Cuneiform)
Several major painkillers have been pulled off the shelves recently because of possible negative side effects. But can pain be a useful thing? Bill Radke talks with Dr. Jerome Hoffman about how Americans think of pain and treatment.
Music Bridge: Old Fashioned Morphine Artist: Jolie Holland - CD: Escondida (Anti)
Working on Christmas
Bill Radke is working this Christmas, and so are many others. He calls the Weather Forcast Office in Norman, Oklahoma where meteorologist Kenny James is working today.
"Shelf Life" Series
Weekend America has another story from its series, "Shelf Life." Producer Chelsea Merz talked with Jerry, a blind reader about his personal shelves.
In another story from our series entitled "Cold," producer Greg Warner tells this story about a man who has skied every day of ski season for 22 years. Why does he do it? Does he still enjoy it?