14-52 Story 1: A Christmas Far From Home

Synopsis: It was right after Thanksgiving in 1950, when U.S. troops found themselves out-numbered by North Korean and Chinese soldiers in the frigid and unforgiving terrain near the Chosin Reservoir. The enemy destroyed the bridge over a 4,000-foot-deep chasm that was their exit to safety, but it did not scare off the brave men who were hell-bent on making it back to the coast. We’ll hear how they used their ingenuity and raw determination to bring as many soldiers back alive in spite of overwhelming odds.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Stanley Weintraub, historian and author of A Christmas Far from Home: An epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War.

14-52 Story 2: Your Finances in 2015

Synopsis: It’s the end of 2014, and we’re scrambling to get our financial houses in order for this year and plan a bit for the next. Our guest offers some last-minute advice on what you can do to save a bit on your taxes and plan ahead for a more secure financial situation in 2015.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Lauren Lyons Cole, Personal Finance Contributor at The Street.com.

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14-51 Story 1: The WWI Christmas Truce

 

Synopsis: In the winter of 1914, British and French soldiers spent their days hunkered down in cold, wet trenches, battling the German army which was dug in only 75 yards away. World War I was one of the bloodiest — and some say the most unnecessary — wars in history. Yet, one event occurred on Christmas Eve of that year that has never happened before or since in war. We talk to a historian and author about the World War I Christmas Truce and how it affected the soldiers who fought there, and how we can use this event as a lesson for future conflicts.

Host: Gary Price. Stanley Weintraub – historian, author of Silent Night: The story of the WWI Christmas Truce

14-51 Story 2: Write a novel in a month

 

Synopsis: Have you ever wanted to write a novel, but figured you didn’t have the time? Or didn’t know what to write or where to start? Our guest says that those perceived “problems” shouldn’t be a roadblock to anyone who dreams of creating a work of fiction. We find out how to get started, where to find inspiration, how to keep from giving up, and, most importantly, how to finish your novel in a month.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Chris Baty – Founder of National Novel Writing Month, No Plot? No Problem!

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14-50 Story 1: Veterans and Employment

 

Synopsis: We see the honors at every major sporting event – the big flag on the field, the cheers, the signs – all for our veterans. It’s wonderful that America is honoring it’s military men and women, but we also need to remember that many of them come back from active duty without good jobs. We talk to two men whose organizations are trying to remedy that shortfall, and to a woman who writes about opportunities for some veterans to get back into life and work after stress-related injuries.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Eric Eversole, Vice-President of the US Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of Hiring Our Heroes. Eric Engquist, Assistant Vice President of USAA’s Military Transition Program Stephanie Westlund, author of Field Exercises: How veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities.

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14-50 Story 2: Consumer and Business Protection from Tech Scammers

 

Synopsis: Credit card and debit card scams are almost a weekly occurrence these days, and some of the biggest banks and retailers, have been victims, as well as small businesses and individual consumers. Is there anything we can do to stay safer? We talk to two tech security experts about how these scams are happening and how everyone can stay a little bit safer this holiday season, and beyond.

Host: Marty Peterson: Guests: Sergio Galindo, General Manager of GFI Software, Philp Becnel, Managing Partner, Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group

14-49 Story 1: The life and music of jazz legend, Sheila Jordan

 

Synopsis: Jazz is the quintessential American music genre, and nobody sings it better than Sheila Jordan. We talk to Jordan and her biographer about Jordan’s rise from poverty to her career singing with some of the most famous jazz musicians of the 20th century, the racism that jazz musicians – both black and white – experienced, and the need to preserve this music for future generations.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Sheila Jordan, jazz singer, teacher and composer. Ellen Johnson, singer, musician, author of Jazz Child: A portrait of Sheila Jordan

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