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German Left Courts the Working Class

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:01:00 -0400

A new political party in Germany has made saving the working class and the country's welfare system rallying points for attracting votes. Die Linke, or the Left Party, is drawing support from mainstream parties with a radical message.



Dance Craze Tecktonik Spreads Through Europe

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 01:10:00 -0400

With the Macarena long past, a European dance craze is set to invade U.S. shores. The Tecktonik began just outside Paris, and is spreading to nightclubs and onto the streets across Europe.



Making The Perfect Exit

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

Madeleine Brand consults writers and thinkers to come up with the perfect ending for Day to Day.



Diana Nyad On How To Get From Here To There

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

In 1979, Diana Nyad swam 102-and-a-half miles from Florida to the Bahamas. It was the longest known swim in history. Nyad, who is now a radio personality, offers her thoughts on how to wrap things up.



The Writer Who Gave 'Willy Wonka' His Ending

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

The film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was plenty strange. But the tale of how the ending for the movie was written is every bit as weird. Screenwriter David Seltzer tells the story.



Youth Radio Commentators On Childhood's End

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

When one door closes, another opens. The transformation from childhood to adulthood is no different. Youth Radio contributors share these thoughts on bidding adieu to childhood.



Final Credits

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

Show credits pay tribute to the folks who put Day to Day together.



Behind The Scenes At 'Day To Day'

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into making a daily radio program. A lot of it is not pretty, but sometimes it's pretty funny. Senior producer Steve Proffitt put together a little mash-up that reveals a lot of things we do that listeners don't get to hear.



Goodbyes From Listeners: Phil Mariage

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

Phil Mariage has been doing contracting work with his father since the 1960s. These days, at age 85, his dad is a bit unsteady on the ladder, but he's still working hard. Yet the promise of a final farewell looms.



Sock Puppets And Cupcakes

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

Mike Pesca was a reporter for Day to Day from the beginning. He covered sock puppets, cupcakes and the occasional piece of actual news. He's back with a quirky Pescian farewell to listeners and Day to Day staff.



Goodbyes From Listeners: Steve Miller

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

Twenty years ago, Steve Miller's girlfriend left him for another man. Now a writer living in Los Angeles, Miller tells the story of the cold night they parted ways.



The Authors Who Made My 'Day To Day'

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

As a correspondent for Day to Day, Karen Grigsby Bates often reported on books and their writers. She offers an essay musing on her time with the show, including some of her best moments with brilliant authors. Karen Grigsby Bates



A Hip-Hop Farewell

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

If Day To Day were a rap star, how would it say goodbye? "Peace out?" "I'm ghost?" "Let's shake the spot?" A quick look at bidding farewell with hip hop slang. Christopher Johnson



Goodbyes From Listeners: Amy Ignatow

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

Amy Ignatow has had her share of economic woes this year, but she's coming out on top. This week, she gets to say goodbye to her crummy old apartment and hello to a new life.



Looking Forward: How Will Lives Change?

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:00:00 -0400

Joel Kotkin, who studies metropolitan development and urban planning, talks about how people might be arranging their lives in the coming five years. And author Jamais Cascio outlines where technology might take us.