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Businesses Woo Customers With Free Phone-Charging Stations

It's not an uncommon experience for smartphone owners: You're out for lunch or running errands, you suddenly realize your phone battery is low, and you panic. A Philadelphia entrepreneur thinks he's found the solution, and it's supposed to help phone owners and stores.

An Abuse Survivor Finds Family In A Special Teacher

Rogelio Martinez was being abused when he started taking Lisa Moya King's dance class. Soon, Rogelio ran away, and Lisa took him in when he had nowhere to go. "You showed me that I'm not alone," Rogelio says. "That I actually have somebody."

Rick Najera: A Latino In Hollywood Is 'Almost White'

Rick Najera's name may not sound familiar, but his acting, writing and production work is famous in Hollywood. Host Michel Martin talks with Najera about his career and his memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of A Latino in Hollywood. This segment initially aired Oct. 3, 2013 on Tell Me More.

Barbershop Guys Take Time To Listen (For A Change!)

Listen up! For the 5th anniversary of Storycorps' Day of Listening, the Barbershop guys tell us about the people who've made a difference in their lives. Host Michel Martin hears from writer Jimi Izrael, law professor Paul Butler, sports editor Dave Zirin, and columnist Mario Loyola.

Fate Of Comet ISON Unclear Hours After Its Encounter With Sun

Most of ISON, a huge comet formed at the birth of the solar system, apparently did not survive Thursday's encounter with the sun, NASA said. Scientists detected the comet last year and had hoped to continue studying it for information to be mined from its "primordial ices."

Breaking Up With Is Hard To Do

Lara Imler was one of the first people in Alaska to sign up for health insurance on Turns out, the website miscalculated her subsidy. She wants to start over and get a new plan. But a stubborn software kink is standing in her way.

Colorado Restaurant Opens Its Doors For Feast After Floods

Colorado was hit by devastating flooding a couple of months ago, and many people remain displaced from their homes. On this Thanksgiving Day, the Roadkill Sports Grill in Greeley, Colo., is hosting a feast for anyone who wants to come, free of charge. Ari Shapiro talks with Rob Haimson, owner of the restaurant, about the dinner, and what's happening at the restaurant.

'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.

Thanksgiving: A Very Brief Political History

Of all the things Americans traditionally associate with Thanksgiving — turkey, family, football — politics doesn't rate high on the list. But on occasion the national holiday has intersected with the political world and generated some stories to remember.
NPR Team Working Through Holiday To Meet Deadline

Workers on the "tech surge" to fix the error-riddled website have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site. Public confidence in has already taken the kind of hit that may be hard to overcome.