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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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Poll - Smoking Ban

Public Radio Weekend Poll - Smoking Bans
Over recent years, many cities and counties across the U.S. have proposed, passed and punted bans on smoking in public and private locales. From beaches to bars, smokers are losing ground, slowly but steadily, on the grounds that second-hand smoke kills -- and cigarette butts are simply obnoxious.

Two years ago, citizens in Tempe, AZ, passed a smoking ban initiative. Today, opponents of the law point to the closed doors of dozens of restaurants and bars, while supporters celebrate their smoke-free environment. Meanwhile, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, city council members and citizens are currently debating the real risks of a smoking ban in their own cities. A state-wide ban, some people say, would keep many customers from skipping town to the closest free-smoking suburb, and thereby save many local businesses.

Do you support the recent trend of anti-smoking legislation?
Yes, I agree with the recent legislation
No, I think we've gone too far in regulating where we can / can't smoke.

About this quiz | Poll results

Online Resources
"Public smoking ban turns 2" (Arizona Republic)
" Bar, Restaurant Smoking Ban Set Back in D.C." (Washington Post)
"Ban smoking/There's no excuse for delay " (Star Tribune)
"Premier cool on beach smoking ban" (The Age - Australia)
"The Daily Star" (The Daily Star - Lebanon)

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