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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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Program Overview
Weekend America is a two-hour program designed to fit the weekend state of mind. The program, hosted by Bill Radke, features short, entertaining segments on newsmakers, issues of the day and the arts. Weekend America is smart radio that fits into every Saturday routine, offering listeners thoughtful, engaging stories produced by the best radio talent across the country. Weekend America reflects America back to itself—its people, places and activities. Weekend America—because weekends are for listening to public radio.

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Host Bio
Bill Radke Bill Radke, Host
Bill Radke brings a long and distinguished career to Weekend America. Most recently, Bill was the creator, writer and host of Rewind, a weekly news satire program broadcast by KUOW-FM in Seattle. Radke began his radio career at KUOW in 1986 while a student at the University of Washington. After graduating from school, he hosted a newsmagazine at WMFE in Orlando, Florida. He later returned to Seattle as a KUOW reporter and Morning Edition host and eventually became the station's news director. A winner of the Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition, he wrote a weekly news and humor column for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In 2003 Radke added author to his accomplishments with his first book, "Seattle" from Sasquatch Books.

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About American Public Media
Weekend America is produced by American Public Media, part of the American Public Media Group organization which comprises Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio, and Greenspring Company. William H. Kling (Bill Kling) serves as President and CEO of American Public Media Group (APMG).

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