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November 27, 2015

From Couch to Villa.

Active Shooter Reported Near Planned Parenthood Clinic

November 27, 2015

Police say they are unsure about the location of a shooter in an attack in Colorado Springs that left three officers injured.

Documenting The History Of Connecticut River Log Drives

November 27, 2015
Log drives on the Connecticut River lasted into the 1940s, but the last major drive was in 1915. (Vermont Historical Society)

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, logs up to 30 feet long were floated downriver to sawmills in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

November 27, 2015
A book (Pixabay)

If you’re looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

Chicago Man, 27, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 9-Year-Old

November 27, 2015
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy (left) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrive for a press conference to address the arrest of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke has been charged with first degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on October 20, 2014 after responding to a call of a knife wielding man who had threatened the complainant and was attempting to break into vehicles in a trucking yard. Emanuel and McCarthy announced they were releasing police video of the shooting during the press conference. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The police superintendent said the boy was killed as part of a dispute between warring gangs, and he pledged to obliterate the gangs.

Checking In On Greece’s Debt Crisis

November 27, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talks to the media at the end of an Eurozone Summit over the Greek debt crisis in Brussels on July 13, 2015. Juncker said there was no longer any risk of Greece crashing out of the euro after Athens agreed a bailout deal with eurozone partners. (Theirry Charlier/Getty Images)

There has been good news for the Greek economy this week – $2 billion of good news. That was the latest infusion of bailout loans.

Daby Touré, Musician Inspired By African Diaspora

November 27, 2015
Singer-songwriter Daby Touré. His latest album is “Amonafi.” (Courtesy Cumbancha)

The Mauritanian singer-songwriter’s peripatetic childhood exposed him to a cosmopolitan mix of languages, cultures and music.

Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On ‘Cheering Muslims’ 9/11 Claim

November 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) and Ben Carson (center) look on as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre on November 10, 2015, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.

For Twist On Tradition, Try Mexican Mole Sauce On Turkey Leftovers

November 27, 2015
Mole poblano is a famous variation of the Mexican sauce that uses chocolate. (Garrett Ziegler/Flickr)

Legend has it that the sauce made with chili peppers and chocolate was created in 16th century Mexico to season a turkey dish.

Movies To See This Holiday Season

November 27, 2015
Film critic Ty Burr is a big fan of the film "Spotlight," and not just because he works at The Boston Globe. (KerryHayes/Open Road Films)

Film critic Ty Burr weighs the options, including “Mockingjay – Part 2,” “Legend,” “Spotlight,” “Spectre” and “Room.”

Diabetes Education Is Critical, But Not Always Easy To Get

November 27, 2015
Lisa Bradford one year after her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. She feels good about controlling her disease after taking education classes. (Sarah Jane Tribble)

Most states require insurers cover some diabetes education, but it can be confusing for patients to figure out what it will cost them.

Justice Breyer: Supreme Court Must Look Beyond U.S. Borders

November 27, 2015
Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer testifies before a House Committee in March 2015. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.

Climate Change Winners And Losers

November 27, 2015
Polar bear (Anita Ritenour/Flickr)

The man who coined the term “biological diversity” back in 1980 explains that while many species will suffer, some will do well and adapt.

What To Expect At The Paris Climate Summit

November 27, 2015
Workers install a wind turbine on the Champs-Elysees avenue on November 26, 2015 in Paris, ahead of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as "Paris 2015" from November 30 to December 11. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains the key issues, as leaders from more than 190 nations prepare to gather.

Music From The Show

November 26, 2015

From Pilote to The B52s.

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