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Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can't accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.

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Two Men's Efforts To Help Migrants In Mexico End In Their Murders

The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade and had received death threats.

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Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated

Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character.

Why American Honey Importers Are Wary Of 'Turkish' Honey

American honey importers say they've noticed an odd surge in cheap honey from Turkey. They think some of that honey really came from China, which is subject to U.S. trade restrictions.

In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

Wilson's descriptions of Michael Brown reminded some people of negative depictions of African-Americans in history. Recent studies suggest these perceptions have deeper psychological roots.

Ferguson Documents: What Michael Brown's Friend Saw

Dorian Johnson is a shadow figure in the Michael Brown case. Aside from police Officer Darren Wilson and Brown, he had the closest look at what happened. This is his story.

Justice Ginsburg Recovering After Heart Stent Implant

The 81-year-old justice had the procedure to clear a blocked right coronary artery. She was expected to be back on the bench when the Supreme Court reconvenes on Monday

Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren't As Lonely As You Think

Teenagers may not need as much face-to-face interaction as earlier generations to feel connected. And that may explain why a study finds they're not feeling as lonely, either.

Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.

The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

The Hard And Soft Rules Of Apple Cider

November 27, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful For The Atlantic Cod

November 26, 2014
Janna Malamud Smith: To save the Atlantic cod, if it’s not already too late, we will need to make good decisions rather soon. Pictured: In 1936, codfish are salted before drying in Vinalhaven, Maine. (rich701/flickr)

To save Atlantic codfish, if it’s not already too late, we will need to make good decisions rather soon.

2 Award-Winning Boston Chefs Answer Your Thanksgiving Cooking Questions

November 25, 2014
What questions do you have about cooking the Thanksgiving meal? (Satya Murthy/Flickr)

We’ve got a few questions about Thanksgiving: brine, roast or deep fry? Stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or all three? Homemade cranberry sauce or store-bought?

What New FDA Calorie Labeling Rules Mean For Businesses

November 25, 2014
A McDonald's restaurant sign lists calorie counts July 18, 2008 in New York City. ( Chris Hondros/AFP/Getty Images)

A number of businesses that sell food are worried about how they will comply with the new rules from the Food and Drug Administration.

From Apple To Butterscotch Chiffon, Advice From A Master Pie Maker

November 25, 2014
Jean Mercer and her family make 80 kinds of pie at the Pepper Mill Cafe in Gladwin, Michigan. (peppermillcafe.com)

Jean Mercer and her family make 80 kinds of pie at their cafe in Gladwin, Michigan. She shares some of her pie-making wisdom.

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

November 25, 2014
One of Kathy Gunst's lightened Thanksgiving recipes is sweet potatoes with candied pecan topping. (Kathy Gunst)

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners’ favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

Don't Worry: There's Still Time To Make Your Thanksgiving A Success

November 25, 2014
A 40-pound tom turkey looks out at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys per year. (AP)

We’ll talk turkey and all the sides. Top chefs join us to answer your Thanksgiving questions.

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Luxury

November 25, 2014
carrots

Our three Thanksgiving chefs offer up their best bets for delicious, last-minute holiday helpers, including a crunchy celery salad and maple glazed carrots.

Colorado’s Beer Boom Lacking In Local Hops

November 24, 2014
Hops on the bine at High Hops Brewery in Windsor. Breweries have far outpaced hop farms in Colorado, where only about 100 acres have been planted. (Ben Markus/CPR)

Some call Colorado’s Front Range the “Napa Valley of beer.” But unlike Napa, Colorado doesn’t grow most of the key ingredients.

The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

November 24, 2014
Chris Conley gathers up a 40-pound tom turkey at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys per year. (Elise Amendola/AP)

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax says gas and food are cheaper, flights are still pricey and shopping is expected to be robust.

Not Quite Natural: The Science Behind Pumpkin Spice

November 24, 2014
It probably won’t surprise you that there isn’t any pumpkin or any spice in your pumpkin spice latte. (silvia-elisa/Flickr)

It probably won’t surprise you that there isn’t any pumpkin — or any spice — in your pumpkin spice latte.

Veterans Get Help For Thanksgiving

November 24, 2014
Korean War veteran Jim Weber receives a turkey from Iraq War veteran Ken Gidney, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (Greta Kaemmer)

An Iraq War veteran in Massachusetts made it a personal project to provide turkeys to veterans and their families.

A Hobson Thanksgiving Tradition: Spicy Mac And Cheese

November 21, 2014
Nicki Hobson's Jalapeno Mac n' Cheese. (Karyn Miller-Medzon)

Nicky Hobson, sister of Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson, shares her recipe for the picante version of this classic comfort food.

Scientists Try To Bring Back The Original New Mexico Chile

November 17, 2014
New Mexico green chiles are pictured at a farmer's market. (Farmanac/Flickr)

The state’s chile industry is in decline – suffering from drought and competition from China and other countries.

Kathy Gunst’s Guide To Potatoes

November 13, 2014
Kathy Gunst holding her dish, the Potato Gratin with Pesto and Pancetta. (Rachel Rohr/Here & Now)

Our resident chef gives us a primer on potatoes and shares recipes, including baked potato wedges and her take on potato gratin.

Send Us Your Thanksgiving Recipes!

November 13, 2014
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Are you looking to make Thanksgiving just a little healthier? Send us your recipes by Nov. 17 and our resident chef will create a lighter version.

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