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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.

December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.