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Rundown for November 22, 2012
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Will Schwalbe: ‘The End Of Your Life Book Club’

Will and his mother Mary Anne loved to read and discuss what they were reading – a love that grew even more important after Mary Anne was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

12:35 PM EST Comment

After Sandy, Crab Shack Serves Turkey Dinner

The Mud City Crab House in Manahawkin, N.J. was put it out of commission by Superstorm Sandy. But the seafood shack will be serving up Thanksgiving dinner for 1,000 displaced people.

12:39 PM EST 3 Comments

‘Native Advertising’ Disguises Ads As News Stories

Some news organizations are working with marketers to disguise their ads as news stories. Here & Now media analyst John Carroll warns this so-called “native advertising” could be a death certificate for news organizations because they’re risking their own credibility.

12:48 PM EST Comment

Thanksgiving Tradition: Snow Geese Migration In Vermont

We revisit host Robin Young’s trip with her now-late uncle, Lachlan Maclachlan Field, to see the migrating snow geese at the Dead Creek Refuge in Addison, Vermont.

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February 27 5 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.

February 26 35 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 3 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.