StoryCorps' National Day of Listening encourages people to take advantage of the days following Thanksgiving to talk to a family member or friend and have a conversation. This year, host Scott Simon speaks with Marine Corps veteran Kevin Hermening about his time as a captive in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980-81.
Host Scott Simon talks to retail analyst Patty Edwards of Trutina Financial about the escalating holiday-retail battle: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and this year, the big-box stores which opened on Thursday night.
The idea behind Small Business Saturday is to direct consumers to mom-and-pop stores that probably didn't get swamped by the Black Friday bonanza. These small businesses might not have the best deal on a TV, but experts say they are an important factor in overall economic recovery.
The SongwritingWith:Soldiers project connects veterans with musicians who help translate their experiences into verse. In a retreat outside Fort Hood, Texas, a group of soldiers opened up like never before about their post-traumatic stress.
Some 24 million people were expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday. Audie Cornish talks with the head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, about what's new with airport security and what the TSA is doing about its image problem.
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