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Commentary: A Kiwi Christmas

As many of us enjoy new knowledge of New Zealand, new ?media darling? as the home of the Lord of the Rings movies, a small, hardy group of Kiwis enjoyed a seasonal exchange over the holidays. Commentator Betsy Kepes was their guide for a white Christmas.  Go to full article

Paul Willcott: The Christmas Routine

It's that day of the year when we tend to do a lot of things in the same way we did them last year and the year before. Little occurs in the way of "let's try something different this year." Commentator Paul Willcott has some thoughts on the routine.  Go to full article

Jan Hutslar: Reconsidering Gift-Giving

All those inflatable snowmen and reindeer in people's yards this year got commentator Jan Hutslar thinking about the act of giving gifts at Christmastime.  Go to full article

NORAD Tracks Santa

David Sommerstein tells the story of the North American Aerospace Defense Command's tracking of Santa Claus. NORAD derives its history from a presidential meeting on the railroad tracks of St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article

Commentary: 'Home For the Holidays'

Like many North Country natives, Commentator Jill Vaughan's son is home for the holidays from Alaska. That phrase -- 'home for the holidays' -- makes Jill think of security and roots.  Go to full article

Commentary: Finally. A BIG Christmas Tree

Commentator Paul Willcott and his wife Ann decided to have the perfect Christmas tree, the one they'd long dreamed of. They were the new owners of a rambling cure cottage in Saranac Lake. It was the right time and place for the perfect tree. It didn't seem like such a big undertaking, but, well, let him tell the story.  Go to full article
Taxco's Templo de Santa Prisca
Taxco's Templo de Santa Prisca

Audio Postcard: Christmas Eve in Taxco, Mexico

Last Christmas eve, Brian Mann found himself in the highland town of Taxco, in central Mexico. The city is famous for its hilltop architecture and its fantastic baroque cathedral, built in the 1700s. Brian went out with his microphone to gather sounds of the holiday season and brought back this audio postcard.  Go to full article

The Perfect Tree

A bright winter day, and a meadow full of balsam trees. Martha Foley reprises a family outing to find the perfect tree. The postcard from a Vermontville clearing first aired in 1994.  Go to full article

Eating Heart Smart Over the Holidays

Why you should be careful about holiday over-indulgence. Martha Foley talks with cardiologist Dr. Alexander Stoian, who explains why little binges hurt.  Go to full article

Music With a Mission

A group of church musicians has released a CD of Christmas carols, to share a love of music and as a fundraiser. Rejoice contains music for the season, recorded earlier this fall at the Ecumenical Choir Festival 2002. Proceeds will benefit people in need. Todd Moe talks with Ted Tate about "Ministries in the North Country", or MINC, one of the groups behind the idea for Rejoice.

You can order Rejoice from Jan Fife, 505 Anthony St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Cost per copy is $15--half the proceeds support MINC, half the church of your choice.  Go to full article

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