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November 18, 2010

Documenting Foreclosure

DOCUMENTING FORECLOSURE

Many bankers were in Washington this week, talking with lawmakers about their plans to sort through mounting foreclosures nationwide. Realtor Kristin LaVanway lost her home to foreclosure this summer. She documented her experience on YouTube. Kristin says her foreclosure experience will make her a smarter realtor.

LISTENER RESPONSE: P.H.A.T.W.A.

Our recent interview with Yassin Alsalman drew a lot of mail. Yassin is known professionally as “The Narcicyst." He made a music video about flying to the US and getting stopped at the airport. He was stopped most recently about a week ago.

CLEAN WATER: THE MENOMONEE

Eddee Daniel wrote to the program to say: "I was 'exploring' my local watershed for a project and I discovered a 3-mile section of a local river in Milwaukee that was 'under construction.' The water had been polluted for decades and declared a Superfund site.” Actually what was going on is that officials were moving the river into a new channel since it was too hard to clean the old river. Eddee documented the clean-up for six years as a part of his book Urban Wilderness.

YOUR STORY: ICY RESCUE

We got a letter recently about a dramatic rescue. It’s a story of a walk on the ice…and a mom who had to jump in to save her mother-in-law and husband.

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