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Rundown for the Week of April 26, 2002

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Opening Of Show

»Featured Music: Koop, "Waltz for Koop" from "Waltz for Koop"

Interview: Trouble in Nepal?
"We're surrounded by army and police officers with big guns, guns you're just not used to seeing in the United States on the streets -- so I know that there's a big effort to protect this tourist area because that's really a very important source of income for many, many people."
--Liz Ohlee, discussing tourist safety amid insurrection in Kathmandu.

»Featured Music: Technicolor, "On the Bottom" from "Normal Color Range"

Synagogue Bombing in Djerba
"It's a very old Jewish community, and some very old -- even mystic -- Jewish traditions survive. But what struck me most was that Muslims from Djerba attended the festival. That Jews and Muslims lived together in peace. Seeing that, made me feel that Djerba/Tunisia was almost a beacon of peace -- possibility in a time of such discord among Arabs and Jews."
--Judith Fein, on the peaceful relationship between Arabs and Jews living in Djerba.

»Featured Music: Technicolor, "On the Bottom" from "Normal Color Range"

Traveler's Aid : Spies for You and Me
--Joe Sharkey, business travel columnist for "The New York Times," gives us the lowdown on how James Bond-esque travel information has moved from the corporate world to the domain of everyday travelers.

»Featured Music: Technicolor, "On the Bottom" from "Normal Color Range"

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»Featured Music: B. Fleischmann, "It's All So" from "A Choir of Empty Beds"

Hungry for Italy
"I schedule extra lessons with Andrea, my Italian tutor, a Venetian with the face of a Raphael cherub. I supply the Chianti, as he helps me tackle the subjunctive, the verb mood used to express doubt, probability, hope. Together we translate: 'I had hoped that I would get a job by now so that I could plan a trip to Italy…'"
--Susan Van Allen, on her great desire to get back to Italy.

»Featured Music: Dr. Rockit, "Cafe de Flore" from "Cafe de Flore EP"

Interview: Father-Daughter Alaska
"The harshness and the kind of brutality that Alaska presents is something that could be conquered and something that was beautiful, and something that was to be valued -- and it's not something to be scared of."
--Peter Jenkins, on his family's Alaskan adventure.

»Featured Music: Yonderboi, "Pabadam (remix)" from "Pabadam EP"

Local Station Break:

»Featured Music: Slow Supreme, "Green Tea (Jazid Jazz remix)" from "Green Tea EP"

Deal Of The Week: Last-Minute Cruises, European Airfare Bargains
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, unleashes his Deal of the Week: Carribean cruise bargains and cheap flights to Europe.

Beach Break Gonzo
"I follow a "pod" of coeds into the lobby of the Boardwalk Beach Resort. It looks like the staging area for disaster relief -- piles of luggage, sleeping bags, pillows and cardboard boxes bulging with junk food litter the floor."
--Lena Lencek, hanging out with spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Fla.

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»Featured Music: Technicolor, "Green Extra" from "Normal Color Range"

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