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Google in China / Cheese / Personal Shoppers

John Moe
01/31/2006

What happens when the open world of the Internet collides with the closed world of China? An interesting news story to say the very least. Search giant Google recently unveiled google.cn, a Chinese language search engine that provides an obstacle to users searching with terms like 'democracy' and 'freedom' and even 'Jesus Christ'. Is Google recognizing the reality of doing business in China or aiding the Chinese government's system of oppression? Also this week, how cheese is made. We visit Beecher's Handmade Cheese in Seattle's Pike Place Market to learn how fresh milk makes a difference, what hooping is, and why not all cheeses that are cheddared are cheddar cheeses. And we chat with Rebecca Luke. She shops for a living. And it's tougher than it sounds. Rebecca is an image consultant, working with clients to re-imagine the way they dress and coming up with new, more stylish wardrobes based on who they already are. Find out what she would do with someone who insisted on wearing muumuus.

Guests:
Danny Sullivan editor, Search Engine Watch
Kurt Dammeier owner, Beechers Handmade Cheese
Rebecca Luke owner, Les Egoistes

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