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Thanksgiving Miracles And Mishaps: Your Dispatches From The Dinner Table

Friday, November 25, 2016

After an especially brutal election season, many dreaded — or even evaded — the difficult family conversations at Thanksgiving. Now, with the holiday in the books, listeners tell us their stories.

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From Afghanistan To U.S., A Lesson In Love — One Thanksgiving At A Time

Friday, November 25, 2016

When Saboor Sahely left Afghanistan for the U.S. in 1978, he bore a lesson with him: love for his community. Now a restaurant owner in Utah, he has given out free Thanksgiving meals for 26 years.

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For Thanksgiving, A Chain Of Musical Gratitude

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Host Ari Shapiro invites four different musicians — Laura Mvula, Esperanza Spalding, Corey King and Michaela Anne — to discuss a fellow artist they're each grateful for.

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Robbie Robertson On 'The Last Waltz,' 40 Years Later

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Band's epic final concert included stars like Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan — and the venue even served Thanksgiving dinner.

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To Survive A Post-Election Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ditch the political conversation this weekend and try StoryCorps' Great Thanksgiving Listen project, where kids interview their elders about their lives.

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'Moana' Actress Grew Up With The Polynesian Myth That Inspired The Movie

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hawaiian actress Auli'i Cravalho says she grew up hearing tales of Maui, the Polynesian demigod who could pull up islands with his magical fishhook. Now she stars alongside him in a new Disney movie.

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At Thanksgiving, If You Take Sides, Make Sure They're As Tasty As These

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Chef Mike Isabella, a renowned restaurateur, has devised some delectable spinoffs of traditional turkey accompaniments, while staying true to classic roots.

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Women Take On Big-Wave Surfing, Once The Domain Of Men, At Mavericks

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sarah Gerhardt is the first woman to ever surf Mavericks, the famously dangerous big-wave spot in northern California. Soon she will be part of the first women's heat in a surfing contest there.

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To Make It In Comedy You Have To Bet On Yourself

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stephen Agyei is a Denver-based comedian who's ready to quit his day job and take his comedy full time. The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr.'s advice? Move to a coast.

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Anti-Defamation League Official: Racist Incidents 'A Wake-Up Call'

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The rise in hate crimes and in the prominence of white nationalist groups since Donald Trump's election highlight the need for concerned people to stand up and fight, says Deborah Lauter of the ADL.

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Scholars Delve Deeper Into The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Monday, November 21, 2016

What happens when you make robots that are smart, independent thinkers — and then try to limit their autonomy? A $10 million gift is aimed at answering such questions at Carnegie Mellon University.

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'We're Contemporary People': BADBADNOTGOOD's Mixed Bag Of Inspiration

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Toronto jazz band is heavily influenced by today's hip-hop. "We came about precisely from just goofing around and having fun," bassist Chester Hansen says.

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A Clear Message From Colombian Police: Don't Mess With '100 Years Of Solitude'

Monday, November 21, 2016

In 2015, a first edition copy of Gabriel García Márquez's classic was stolen from a Bogota book fair. Many cases in that city go unsolved, but local law enforcement went all out to find the book.

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A Woman Launches A 'Search Party' For Someone Else ... And Herself

Monday, November 21, 2016

When an acquaintance goes missing, Dory (Alia Shawkat) takes it upon herself to investigate. Co-creators Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet Bliss poke fun at millennials in the new, dark TBS comedy.

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A Tribe Called Red Breaks Down Its 'Powwow-Step' Style

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A group of three indigenous DJs from Canada combines dubstep, hip-hop, and traditional powwow samples in its music. Bear Witness calls it "a very inclusive party that everybody showed up to."

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Nina Diaz Is On The Other Side

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The frontwoman for the punk band Girl in a Coma spent years battling addiction. Now, she's gotten sober and gone solo for her new album, The Beat Is Dead.

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'Moonglow' Shines A Light On Hidden Family History

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Michael Chabon's new novel is based on deathbed conversations with his own grandfather, as strong painkillers unlocked the stories of a long full life — stories Chabon says he'd never heard before.

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'Musicians Don't Retire': A Tribe Called Quest On The Work Ahead

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The death this year of a founding member means that the group's long-delayed new album may really be its last. But as Q-Tip and Jarobi White put it, "Musicians don't retire."

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New Yorker Editor David Remnick Describes Obama's Reactions To Election

Friday, November 18, 2016

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker talks about his interviews with President Obama in the days before and after the election.

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich And James Hetfield Are In It For The Long Haul

Friday, November 18, 2016

Twelve years ago, a documentary showed Metallica close to imploding. Today, the band releases its 10th studio album — and its two main songwriters say they've learned a lesson in empathy.

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