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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 27, 2004
Opening Music: Start From Scratch
Artist: Galactic - CD: Crazyhorse Mongoose (Capricorn)

Impressions from Birchwood
We go to Birchwood, Wisconsin just a few miles from the hunting tragedy, and hear from the community where the response has ranged from shock and grief to anger.

Online resource:
MPR Regional News: "MPR News: "Hunter kills six, wounds two after tree-stand dispute"

Music Bridge: Chroma
Artist: Fridge - CD: Semaphore (Output)

Featured Song: Everybody Come Down
Artist: The Delgados - CD: Universal Audio (Chemikal Underground)

Jodi Smith
Conversation Advice
How do you keep the chit-chat flowing over holiday dinners, office parties and potlucks? Jodi Smith is the founder and president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting and shared her tips for keeping the conversation going.

Online resource:
Jodi Smith is owner of an etiquette consulting firm - Mannersmith.com

Music Bridge: 12 Halfs
Artist: E*Vax & Supersprite - CD: Fork Ends (Audio Dregs)

C.C. Thompson
In the Kitchen with Carol Cotner Thompson
Carol Cotner Thompson is a chef at the New School of Cooking. She knows that people are fed up with leftovers, so she brought some of her best non-turkey ideas into the studio to share with Barbara and Bill.

Online resources:
New School of Cooking
Effortless Gourmet
Effortless Recipes

Music Bridge: Playmates
Artist: Lyle Ritz - CD: How About Uke?

Featured Song: Bone
Artist: Thalia Zedek - CD: Trust Not Those in Whom Without Some Touch of Madness

Leonard Cohen
Ray Lamontagne
Marianne Faithfull
Music Picks with Alan Light
Alan Light from Tracks Magazine talks with Barbara about his rock and pop picks, including new music from Leonard Cohen and Marianne Faithfull and Ray Lamontagne.

Steve's set list:
Because of - Leonard Cohen from the album, Dear Heather
Trouble - Ray Lamontagne from the album, Trouble
My Friends Have - Marianne Faithfull from the album, Before the Poison

Open Letter to a Dissertation
Break up letters are always hard. And the longer the relationship, the harder it gets. This week, in our series of open letters to people and entities that are unlikely to respond, we hear from an angst-ridden grad student who's trying to end a 3-year affair with his dissertation.

Online resources:
Read the Open Letter to a Dissertation
Submit an open letter to McSweeney's Open Letters to people and entities who are unlikely to respond

Window Warfare
Simon Doonan creates holiday windows each year at Barneys New York and Linda Fargo designs the windows at Bergdorf Goodman, another department store in New York City. Barbara talks to both about their craft.

Online resources:
Barneys Past Windows (In their "About" section)
Linda's book, "Dreams: Through the Glass," is available at the Public Radio BookSource.
Simon's book, "Confessions of a Window Dresser: Tales from the Life of Fashion," is available at Amazon.com.

Music Bridge: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie - CD: Maybe This Christmas Tree Compilation (Nettwerk)
Featured in Hour Two
A Close Call in Washington
Last week Bill Radke talked with friends and family of the two candidates about the stress of the razor-close count in the Washington governor's race. Bill called them back this week to check in.

More coverage:
"Runoff in Washington"

Music Bridge: Bustelo
Artist: Ratatat - CD: Ratatat (XL)
Words from the Pulpit
Every weekend, more than half of all Americans go to some sort of religious service, and hear some sort of religious sermon. Producer Hal Humphries has been attending all kinds of services around his home in Nashville to hear what message is coming out of the pulpit.

Sermons in Nashville:
Part 1; Part 2

Music Bridge: Do What You Wanna
Artist: Mr. Scruff - CD: Verve Remixed (Verve)
Living with AIDS
For most Americans, an HIV diagnosis used to mean imminent death. But now, medical treatments can help them live for decades. Krandall Kraus has lived with AIDS for more than 21 years. But he's been doing a lot of thinking lately about the price of staying alive.

Online resources:
Krandall's book, "It's Never About What It's About; What We Learned About Living While Waiting to Die," is available at the Public Radio BookSource.

Music Bridge: Pi Four
Artist: Andrew Coleman - CD: Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt (Ninja Tune)

Laila McClay
On the Skids
Laila McClay is a first-time snowboarder. On a recent outing, she took her microphone along to record her experience.

Online resource:
SNOWBoarding.com Resort Directory

Music Bridge: Everything Under The Sun
Artist: Lusine - CD: Serial Hodgepodge (Ghostly International)
"A Life Shaken"
Joel Havemann recently had Deep Brain Stimulation surgery to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The surgery involved drilling holes into his skull to implant electrodes in the brain. He talks with Bill about his experience and the changes that the surgery has made in his life.

Online resources:
Joel Havemann's book, "A Life Shaken: My Encounter with Parkinson's Disease," is available at the Public Radio BookSource.

Music Bridge: Shapechange
Artist: As One - CD: Out of the Darkness (Ubiquity)
Off the Shelf
Barbara Bogaev talked with two bookstore owners across the country, Russ Lawrence from Chapter One Books and Nancy Olson from Quail Ridge Books about some of their favorite works.

Online resource:
Chapter One Book Store
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Book recommendations from Nancy Olson and Russ Lawrence

Music Bridge: Far From Here
Artist: Japancakes - CD: Waking Hours (Warm)
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