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Today is Festivus, also known as Christmas Eve Eve. But more than either of those, it’s Thursday, so Howie Klein is here. I’m sure Howie has some grievances to share, like in his latest post in which he goes off on the worst Wall Street types who’ve been bribing members of Congress, but now want to be members of Congress. Greed– it’s the perfect story for Christmas week.

When does one have enough? We’ll begin the show with a visit from John M. Barry, the Tulane professor who wrote the book, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History  about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Now that Omacron is the dominant variant in the US, I want to know if it could eventually just kill off Delta and earlier versions of the virus. Good to know I’m not too far off base!

I know that all the other shows are on vacation… not me. We’re here tomorrow and all of next week too… Tomorrow, a return visit from the Marsh Family. You’ll love them, I promise!