Villagers With Pitchforks

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Reindeer Games

A couple from NPR this morning:

"He's a good Canadian Boy": Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV Special Turns 40
The story of Rudolph, the outcast red-nosed reindeer who went on to save Christmas for generations of children, will be broadcast on its 40th anniversary Wednesday.

Mongolian Reindeer Herders: A Vanishing Breed
As part of the "Worlds of Difference" series on cultural change, Lorne Matalon visited with the Tsachin -- nomads who herd reindeer.

He learned that Mongolia's domesticated reindeer population has fallen to fewer than 700 animals, maintained by 44 families.


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