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We revisit our conversation with Bluegrass musician Billy Strings from March when he was fresh off of his first Grammy win. And, American fashion designer Virgil Abloh died Sunday at the age of 41 after privately battling a rare form of cancer. Fashi... Details
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The James Webb Space Telescope — the most powerful of its kind — will launch into space on Dec. 22. Astronomer Laura Kreidberg talks about what she hopes to learn about the atmosphere and weather of exoplanets. And, aviation reporter Peter Robison ta... Details
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"Third Squad" is a new podcast that tells the story of the bloodiest stage of the war in Afghanistan. A decade later, journalist Elliott Woods tracks members of the Third Squad down to talk about how what happened there still affects their lives toda... Details
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The opera "Sweet Land" incorporates both Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices for a new take on the settling of America. Composer Raven Chacon and Aja Couchois Duncan, who co-wrote the libretto, join us. And, investigative reporter Geoffrey Cain writ... Details
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For Native people, Thanksgiving is not a day to rejoice. It's a day of mourning. We revisit our conversation with Kisha James, the granddaughter of one of the founders of the National Day of Mourning, which is honored every Thanksgiving in Plymouth, ... Details
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Here & Now's Scott Tong sat down with author Kat Chow to dive into the family histories and personal reflections that characterized their respective books, "A Village with My Name" and "Seeing Ghosts." And, chef and author Gyulshat Esenova describes ... Details
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NASA researchers found that climate change may affect the production of rice as early as 2030. Among those trying to mitigate the losses is Pamela Ronald, who helped develop a new strain of rice that can survive weeks of flooding. She joins us. Film ... Details
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Last spring, the New York City's Tenement Museum added the Reclaiming Black Spaces walking tour, visiting important Lower East Side Black historical sites. Host Robin Young visited the museum to find out more. And, a single equation has been used for... Details
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Chestnuts were once a major food source in the U.S. for Native Americans and enslaved Black Americans. But a fungus killed off billions of American chestnut trees. Now, as Jacob Fenston of WAMU reports, there are efforts to revive trees and bring che... Details
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In 2014, John Tye revealed that the National Security Agency was running a secret spying program targeting Americans. That experience inspired Tye to start a non-profit called Whistleblower Aid that counsels would-be whistleblowers on how to sound th... Details
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Can we safely transplant organs from former COVID-19 patients who recovered from the infection prior to donation? Dr. David Klassen joins us to explore that question. And, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges last week. Author and his... Details
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With Thanksgiving on Thursday, resident chef Kathy Gunst talks turkey tips, annual traditions and a festive vegan dish that can take center stage on the holiday. And, Boston Globe reporter Dan Shaughnessy talks about his new book, "Wish It Lasted For... Details
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We get the latest on the massive truck driver shortage from Tim Kernstein of the Phoenix Truck Driving Institute. And, the "Wheel of Time" series — a fantasy epic stretching across 14 books — is now an Amazon show. Here & Now's Alexander Tuerk brings... Details
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Boston radio station WBCN revolutionized rock radio in the late 1960s and 1970s. Host Robin Young speaks with filmmaker Bill Lichtenstein about "WBCN and the American Revolution." And, while the vaccine should make this year's Thanksgiving gatherings... Details
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The San Antonio Zoo has successfully hatched 10 Komodo dragons. With less than 1,400 adults left in the wild, the event is also a chance to raise awareness about international conservation efforts. Craig Pelke, director of ectotherms at the zoo, join... Details
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Overnight, there is a near-total lunar eclipse that will be visible — weather permitting — across North America. It will be the longest lunar eclipse in almost 600 years, lasting for a few hours from start to finish. Sky & Telescope senior editor Kel... Details
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Nikole Hannah-Jones has extended her work in the form of a new book. "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" expands versions of her original New York Times pieces through journalism, historical accounts, criticism and imaginative literature. And, wit... Details
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Human rights abuses are just as common in renewable energy as they are in the fossil fuel sector, according to a new report by the Business and Human Rights Resource Center. Program manager Jessie Cato tells us more. And, KUNC Colorado River Basin re... Details
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Former Miami Heat basketball great Dwyane Wade joins us about his new book "Dwyane," which pairs photos of his life and career with thoughts and memories of those moments. And, on Monday, Ohio's attorney general announced a lawsuit against the compan... Details
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Historian Tiya Miles, author of "All That She Carried," tells the story of a cotton bag that Rose, an enslaved woman, gave to her daughter, Ashley, who was sold and separated from her mother. Miles joins us. And, there has been a shortage of school n... Details
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