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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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Broadcast Information for November 20, 2004
Complete Sentences
This week a judge sentenced a 25-year-old father of two to 55 years in prison for selling marijuana. The judge in the case said that he regrets having to impose such a harsh mandatory sentence. Bill Radke spoke with the man's attorney, Jerome Mooney, and a former federal district judge about the dilemma a judge faces when he thinks a sentence is cruel and unjust.
Music Bridge: Wasteland
Artist: Saturation - CD: October (Transparent)
Thanksgiving Letters
Who have you always wanted to thank but never had the chance? Steven Breaux has a thank you letter to his best friend from middle school, Mary Carlin.

Online resource:
Listen to more thank you letters.

Music Bridge: Peppermint Forest
Artist: Kiln - CD: Sunbox (Ghostly International)

Billy's Swan Song
Billy Graham is in Los Angeles for his last visit before retirement. Bill Radke went to the revival and talked to a couple about what Graham's work has meant to them.

Online resources:
Billy Graham Evangelical Association

Rose Ensemble
Paradise Found
It's not everyday that you find the manuscript for a 13th century Gregorian chant. This weekend, the Rose Ensemble in Minneapolis will perform the work for the first time in hundreds of years. Producer Heather McElhatton listened in on the dress rehearsal and spoke with the ensemble's director.

Online resources:
"Listen - Saint Martin of Tours: Medieval Chant and Prose

Watching Westerns with Indians
Imagine yourself watching a movie with a room full of Native Americans. Lisa Jones did and shares her thoughts about the experience.
Featured Song: Sidi Bou Said
Artist: Eyvind Kang - CD: Virginal Co Ordinates (Ipecac)
Liberal Ode
After Bush's re-election, liberals have been in a tizzy. Two self-proclaimed liberals, Hank Sheinkopf, a former Clinton staffer, and Ted Rall, a political cartoonist and columnist, talk about the divisions amongst American liberals and the directions they will go from here.

Online resource:
Author of textbook describes Cobb County disclaimers as 'very weird'
"Why Americans Hate Democrats—A Dialogue"

Music Bridge: Sir Dub Plate
Artist: Twilight Circus Dub Sound System - CD: Dub Plate Selection (M)
Shelf Life
Matthew has been homeless for 7 years, and libraries are one the places he loves most. He shares his feelings about two of his favorite DVDs on the shelves of a Wellesley, Massachusetts' library.

Online resource:
Wellesley Free Library

Music Bridge: Neuland
Artist: Triola - CD: Triola im Fünftonraum (Kompakt)
Featured in Hour Two
The Washington governor's race has yet to be called. Family members and friends of both candidates are as nervous as the people running for office.

Online resources:
"Washington State Governor Race Heading for Recount"

Music Bridge: Gyrate
Artist: Riow Arai - CD: Mind Edit (Leaf)
Pardon Me
This week President Bush pardoned 6 people. Bill Radke spoke with Meredith Elizabeth who was convicted of embezzling funds in 1989 about how it feels to be pardoned.
Music Bridge: West Side Highway
Artist: Lanterna - CD: Sands (Badman)

MOMA Reopening Gallery
Voices from MOMA
In New York City, the new home of the Museum of Modern Art is opening this weekend. Weekend America listened in on people's reactions and expectations of the new museum.

Online resource:
MOMA website
"The Sky Line: Outside the Box

Music Bridge: Arabic - I
Artist: The Claudia Quintet - CD: Claudia (Cuneiform)

Police Academy
Yves Didier was an award-winning journalist when he gave up his job interviewing celebrities to join the police force in Los Angeles. He spent five-and-a-half months in training and recorded his experiences.
Music Bridge: Glory 8
Artist: Global Goon - CD: Family Glue (Wrasse Records)
Classical Picks with Steve Smith
Classical music picks from Time Out New York's Steve Smith: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Marc-Andre Hamelin and Ebony Band Amsterdam.

Steve's set list:
Korngold Violin Concerto Movement 3 - Anne-Sophie Mutter from the album, Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Tchaikovsky and Korngold Violin Concertos
Movement 2, "Hawthorne" - Marc-Andre Hamelin from the album, Charles Ives - "Concord" Sonata + Samuel Barber - Piano Sonata
Ocho por radio - Ebony Band Amsterdam / Werner Herbers from the album, Homenaje a Revueltas

Thank You Reunion
Who have you always wanted to thank but never had the chance? We feature a thank you from listener Catherine Bythewood to her former professor, James Currie.
Music Bridge: It's All Around You
Artist: Tortoise - CD: It's All Around You (Thrill Jockey)
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