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November 24, 2011 4 Comments

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.

November 24, 2011 14 Comments

Black Pilgrim Stirs Controversy, 30 Years On

Was there a black Pilgrim breaking bread with the Puritans in the 1620s? Back in 1981, the Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts, hired a black actor to portray Abraham Pearse at their recreated 17th century village and set off a debate.

November 21, 2011 21 Comments

Chef Kathy Gunst Talks Turkey

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming we turn to Here and Now resident chef Kathy Gunst for tips on cooking the bird. Send us your questions before Monday’s live broadcast!

November 17, 2011 Comment

Thanksgiving Dinner Will Set You Back A Bit More This Year

According to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the price tag to host a feast for 10 is up $5.73, or about 13 percent over last year.

November 25, 2010 Comment

A Thanksgiving Tradition: Snow Geese Gazing 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.

November 24, 2010 5 Comments

Distinguished African-American Minister Stakes Claim On The Pilgrims

Harvard Divinity School professor, Peter Gomes, is regarded as one of the most distinguished ministers in America. But he’s also one of the country’s foremost scholars on all things Pilgrim. As an African-American who grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he was mesmerized by the lives of the Pilgrims, and is possibly the only African-American to enter the cloistered world of the prestigious Pilgrim Society.

November 13, 2010 Comment

Thanksgiving Cooking Conundrums

Wondering how to make vegan mashed potatoes? Looking for a healthier stuffing recipe? Send us your questions for Here & Now’s resident chef Kathy Gunst to tackle.

November 26, 2009 2 Comments

Rundown 11/26

Peter Gomes and the Pilgrims, Stewed Pompion, Anyone?, Syria and Iraqi Relations, Turkey Day Classic, Robin’s Trip to Vermont

November 26, 2009 Comment

Snow Geese of Vermont

We join Robin and her now-late uncle, Lachlan Maclachlan Field, on their trip to see the migrating snow geese in Vermont.

November 26, 2009 Comment

Peter Gomes and the Pilgrims

Peter Gomes is a nationally-recognized Baptist preacher and a Harvard professor. He’s also an African-American who grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts. We speak with Professor Gomes about his connection to the Plymouth of the Pilgrims.

November 24, 2009 Comment

Thanksgiving Sides with Kathy Gunst

Here and Now’s resident chef Kathy Gunst brings us some new takes on squash, potato, and green bean dishes for Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2009 Comment

Rundown 11/24

War Surtax, What’s the Right To Do?, Biodiversity in the Deep Sea, The Card Game, Thanksgiving Sides

November 20, 2009 Comment

Rundown 11/20

New Guidelines for Pap Smears, The Oxford Project, Why We Overeat on Thanksgiving, China – Bright spot for Auto Industry

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

January 21 22 Comments

What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

Sociologist Dalton Conley explains what it means for family dynamics when one sibling is significantly richer or poorer.

January 21 2 Comments

Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers his take on the president's plan and whether it goes too far or not far enough.