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Party Like It's 1799: Traditional Cider Makes A Comeback

Cider is still a small part of the overall alcohol market, but it's growing faster than any other category — and not just the hot mulled stuff that steams up your kitchen. This cider is more like sparkling wine. Some of it is made with the same apple varieties, and in the same style, as the cider bottled by Thomas Jefferson.
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Music Is Motivation For Olympian John Carlos

For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series, 1968 Olympic medalist John Carlos tells listeners about the music that's inspired him over the years. His favorites include Billie Holiday and Curtis Mayfield. This segment initially aired July 30, 2012 on Tell Me More.
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'Thanks' To The Woman Who Helped Make A November Thursday Special

Thanksgiving before 1863 was something of a moveable feast, with states honoring the holiday at various times. But 150 years ago, with the Civil War raging, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November a national holiday — thanks in part to the persistence of Sarah Josepha Hale.
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This Week On Metro Connection: Looking Back

We'll celebrate Thanksgiving this week by "Looking Back" on some of our favorite Metro connection stories about our region's history.

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Professor At Washington And Lee Gives Students Taste Of Real Thanksgiving

Think the pilgrims dined on turkey and mashed potatoes at the first Thanksgiving? Not quite. An anthropology professor at Washington and Lee gave her students a taste of real Thanksgiving, including venison and mussels.

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How Hannukah Got Americanized

Contrary to what some Americans believe, Hanukkah traditionally isn't one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dianne Ashton, author of the book Hanukkah in America, about how and why the holiday has gained more importance in this country over the decades.
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Mashing Up Holiday Favorites for the 'Thanksgivukkah' Table

The second night of Hanukkah is converging with turkey day this year, forming a rare and delicious holiday that's being called 'Thanksgivukkah.'
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Flory Jagoda And Trio Sefardi

Kojo explores the sounds of Sephardic music with acclaimed singer and composer Flory Jagoda and members of the early music group, Trio Sefardi.

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An Ancient Sea Under The Chesapeake

We explore the discovery of an ancient sea deep below the mouth of the Chesapeake with one of the lead scientists on the project.

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Squash Your Thanksgiving With Tips From The Test Kitchen

Tired of the same old pumpkin pie or squash side dish? Morning Edition challenged Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen to shake up Thanksgiving with recipes that put a new spin on the humble gourd. His chosen recipes include barley risotto with butternut squash and maple-pumpkin stack cake.

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