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Barber shop window with handwritten list of dates and death totals.

Window of War {format} 2:20 Chris Booker

Chicago barber Rex Mitchell insists that his window display is not an anti-war statement. For the past year, the barber has kept a running tally of soldiers killed in Iraq in the window of his Gold Crown Barber Salon. Originally produced for Chicago Tribune multimedia; photo C.Booker.

Broadcast: Sep 26 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: War, Business

The couple and their cows

Love and Dairy {format} 3:04 Chris Booker

When you have to milk cows 7 days a week it can be quite difficult to find a girlfriend. But, thanks to young dairy farmer John Engel was able to meet Lisa.

Broadcast: Sep 9 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Business, Family

Boxers glare at each other in ring before fight

Fight Night in Chicago {format} {format} 4:10 Chris Booker

A sound portrait of fight night at Chicago's United Center: Fighters in training, punch bags, jump ropes and talk about their chosen profession. Fans tell what draws them into the arena to see the fighters. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 6 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Business, Sports

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