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Bouncing Girl {format} 4:00 Todd Melby

The St. Paul Winter Carnival is happening this week. One quirky tradition called the St. Paul Bouncing Team: Fourteen guys hold tight a round, canvas blanket. A young woman rolls on. Then they rocket her into the air, 25-35 feet high. If she's good she sdoes an aerial gymnastic move. Then they catch her in the blanket. The Winter Carnival started in 1886, and so did the Bouncing Team: they've been tossing woman skyward ever since-- not one dropped yet.

Broadcast: Jan 31 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Sports

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Singing Salvation Army Bellringer {format} 3:28 Todd Melby

Arthur Jackson, former crack addict, finds Jesus, stays off drugs, sings and rings bells for the Salvation Army at the Mall of America in Minneapolis.

Broadcast: Dec 19 2007 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Holidays, Religious

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