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Public Address 27/12/07 - Uniquely Refreshing

Public Address 27/12/07 - Uniquely Refreshing

Uniquely Refreshing
Russell Brown's Hard News | Dec 27, 2007 10:09
Christmas had an odd rhythm this year. The natural conclusion of 2007's business was Friday, and it seemed as if half the town was packing up and clearing out by the afternoon. I wrote and recorded a script for the Public Address Radio Christmas special in time to arrive at... More >>

I Sold My Soul to Santa
Jolisa Gracewood in New Haven | Dec 25, 2007 08:05
Happy Christmas! Hey, what are you reading this for? Go out and get some sunshine! What am I writing this for? Ah, well, on our side of the dateline it's still Christmas Eve. The small boy is napping, and the big boy and his dad have gone off to procure... More >>

One for the Kids
David Haywood from Christchurch | Dec 23, 2007 18:59
It should never be said that Public Address doesn't offer a full value service. In addition to news commentary, political analysis, television and music reviews, satire, and travel writing, we are now offering a Christmas story for young children -- suitable for reading aloud to your offspring on Christmas Eve... More >>


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