Pope ramps up charity office to be near poor, sick Pope Francis is still providing one-on-one doses of emergency assistance to the poor, sick and aged through a trusted archbishop. Konrad Krajewski is the Vatican Almoner, a centuries-old job of handing out alms -- and Francis has ramped up the job to make it a hands-on extension of his own personal charity.November 28, 2013
Today's Question: What are you thankful for? We typically talk about policy challenges and social problems in this space. Let's take this holiday to reflect on what matters most to us.
Today's Question: What are you thankful for?November 28, 2013
Ties That Bind: 10th anniversary of StoryCorps Scott Simon and David Isay present highlights of the personal stories told and archived through the StoryCorps audio project. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to the weekly broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition and online.
From StoryCorps: The collection is intended to remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters. At the same time creating an invaluable archive of American voices and wisdom for future generations.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, November 27, 2013
Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude The 2013 edition of "Giving Thanks," by Classical MPR host John Birge. From John Birge: "Gratitude. It's the signature of every Giving Thanks. I love Thanksgiving because it's universal. No matter what your religion -- even if you have no religion -- you still have this spiritual desire to give thanks, to feel gratitude for the gifts in life that you didn't earn, but were given to you."Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, November 27, 2013
Appetites: Roadside food gems for your Thanksgiving travels Many of us will be covering long stretches of bleak Midwestern terrain this Thanksgiving without anything but fast food to eat. Luckily, the creators of the Heavy Table website share their best bets for North Coast road food.November 27, 2013
From kitchen star to Salvation Army chef Jeff Ansorge once commanded a staff of 17 and made around $80,000 a year as executive chef at a posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant. He gave it all up to become the head cook of a Salvation Army soup kitchen.November 27, 2013