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Poet David Roderick Explores What It Means to Be American

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

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

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

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

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.

A Return Visit To The Snow Geese Of Vermont

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

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

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?

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

Mother Of Released Hostage Theo Padnos Speaks Out

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