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Visiting The Snow Geese Of Vermont: A Here & Now Tradition

November 26, 2015
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 our Thanksgiving tradition to revisit Robin Young and her now-late uncle’s trip to see the migrating snow geese in Vermont.

Terminally Ill Houston Teen Will Get Her Dying Wish

November 26, 2015
Qirat Chappra has spent most of her life in a Houston hospital and hasn't seen her parents in 13 years. (Screenshot from Facebook video)

Qirat Chappra has not seen her parents for years, but after a social media campaign, their travel visas have finally been approved.

Slow And Steady Won The Long-Distance Race, And Fed Our Ancestors

November 26, 2015
Runner (Jim Larson/Flickr)

Humans can’t compare to other species when it comes to strength or speed, but our bodies are equipped for long-distance running.

Historic Hamilton-Burr Duel At Center Of New Book

November 26, 2015
A depiction of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, in an illustration by J. Mund. (Wikimedia Commons)

John Sedgwick retraces the root of the conflict and uncovers personal correspondence his ancestor had with Hamilton before the fateful day.

Feasting On Fuel

November 26, 2015
Chard grows in vertical racks under LEDs at the Bright Agrotech warehouse in Laramie. (Stephanie Joyce/Wyoming Public Radio)

Up to a fifth of total U.S. energy use goes into growing, transporting, processing and eventually preparing our food.

A Turkey Dinner Is Cheaper Than It Used To Be

November 26, 2015
The average price of a turkey dinner in America is $50. (Ian Westcott/Flickr)

According to the National Farm Bureau’s annual price survey, a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 will cost you about $50.

Why Is Turkey Called Turkey?

November 26, 2015
Why are turkeys called turkeys? (Pixabay)

There’s a reason the North American bird we eat on Thanksgiving was named after a Eurasian country.

Why Film Is Dead And Digital Photos Won’t Last Forever

November 26, 2015
More and more people are using the camera's on their cellphones to capture special moments. (Pixabay)

Photographic process historian Mark Osterman says digital photos won’t stand the test of time unless they’re printed or shared widely.

Colorado Ski Industry Calls For Action On Climate Change

November 26, 2015
Skiers and snowboarders line up to take on the slopes at Arapahoe Basin. (Grace Hood/CPR News)

The state’s mountain resorts will feel the pinch as the earth’s climate warms. The question is, what can be done about it?

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

November 26, 2015
Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant Massacree,” now in its fifth decade, is being commemorated in a nationwide concert tour and Thanksgiving Day PBS television special. (Rainey Hall)

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

November 26, 2015
Paul Okot came to the U.S. from southern Sudan when he was 7 years old. (Courtesy of Paul Okot)

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

Music From The Show

November 25, 2015

From Mux Mool to Ben Benjamin.

Security Analyst: Current U.S. Strategy Won’t Beat ISIS

November 25, 2015
President Barack Obama speaks following a meeting with top military officials about the military campaign against the Islamic State at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, July 6, 2015. Obama said the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State jihadists was "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in Syria, especially against its top leaders. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

John Walcott argues that there is a critical missing piece in the campaign to fight the Islamic State group: human intelligence.

Flying For Thanksgiving? Distract Yourself With Mystery Of Airport Codes

November 25, 2015
Lynn Fisher and Nick Crohn created the website, which links hundreds of three-letter airport codes with a pretty picture and a brief story about the airport. (Screenshot from

Lynn Fisher and Nick Crohn have created a website that connects hundreds of those three-letter codes with a story about the airport.

A Look Behind The Proposed Merger Of Two Seattle Public Radio Stations

November 25, 2015
A recording studio at KUOW. (KUOW/Flickr)

When KUOW announced that it would purchase KPLU, it was met with shock and anger by members of the KPLU advisory board.

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