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November 27, 2014

From Four Tet to Battles.

Poet David Roderick Explores What It Means to Be American

November 27, 2014
David Roderick's latest book of poetry is "The Americans." (Courtesy)

Award-winning poet David Roderick joins us on this Thanksgiving to discuss his second book, “The Americans.”

NPR Investigation: Debtors Prisons Can Still Be Found

November 27, 2014
Tom Barrett returned to the convenience store where he stole a can of beer. He spent time in jail, not for the crime, but because he couldn't afford the fines and fees that went along with wearing an electronic monitoring device.(Joseph Shapiro/NPR)

Joseph Shapiro’s investigation found that poor people are still being sent to jail for unpaid fines and fees.

Budweiser Shifts Focus To Millennials, Moves Away From Clydesdales

November 27, 2014
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Instead of trotting out the horses, its main holiday advertising campaign will feature hip twenty-somethings and a Twitter hashtag.

Mystery Writer P.D. James Dies At 94

November 27, 2014
PD James is pictured on October 3, 2008 in London, England. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The English crime novelist is credited with bringing realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story.

Ferguson Cake Shop Buoyed By Money And Support

November 27, 2014
Natalie's Cakes and More had its grand opening in downtown Ferguson this summer and was vandalized in the riots. (GoFundMe)

Natalie Dubose sold her cakes at flea markets for years to save up to open her own bakery this summer. It was damaged in the riots.

Attacks In Kabul As Afghan Government Ratifies Security Agreement

November 27, 2014

NPR’s Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry joins us with the latest from Afghanistan’s capital and largest city.

A Return Visit To The Snow Geese Of Vermont

November 27, 2014
It's a Here & Now Thanksgiving tradition to revisit Robin Young's trip with her now-late uncle to see the migrating snow geese at the Dead Creek Refuge in Addison, Vermont. (chesbayprogram/Flickr)

It’s a Here & Now Thanksgiving tradition to revisit Robin Young’s trip with her now-late uncle to see the migrating snow geese.

A Feast Of College Football Rivalry Games

November 27, 2014
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) scores on a 21-yard run during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

There are traditional rivalry games across the country throughout the weekend, especially when it comes to college football.

Neither Snow Nor Rain Will Trip Up Buffalo’s Turkey Trot

November 27, 2014
At the 2014 Turkey Trot in Buffalo: David Lloyd (right) and his family. (Chris Caya)

Since 1896, Buffalo, N.Y. has hosted the Turkey Trot, making it the oldest road race in the country.

At The Airport, How About A Little Yoga While You Wait?

November 27, 2014
Two girls play with dolls on the floor as their parents wait to board their planes at the Salt Lake City international Airport on November 27, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (George Frey/AFP/Getty Images)

An airport design expert explains how airports are changing to reflect consumer demand and reduce inefficiencies.

Mother Of Released Hostage Theo Padnos Speaks Out

November 27, 2014
Theo Padnos and his mother Nancy Curtis pose for a picture after Theo's return to the U.S. (Courtesy of Nancy Curtis)

Nancy Curtis discusses her son’s capture and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to his release in August.

Music From The Show

November 26, 2014

From Ariel Pink to Atlas Sound.

Cleveland Releases Video Of Boy Shot By Officer

November 26, 2014

The city police department has also released the names of the two officers involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

New Words From The American Heritage Dictionaries

November 26, 2014
The Vietnamese sandwich referred to as bánh mì is one of the latest additions to the American Heritage Dictionary. (Trevor Pritchard/Flickr)

The Vietnamese sandwich referred to as bánh mì is one of the latest additions to the new edition of the American Heritage Dictionary.

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