Remembering a fierce Great Lakes storm In the fall of 1905, a powerful storm struck the Great Lakes, causing one of the most dramatic shipping disasters in the nation's history. A new book by Curt Brown tells the story of that storm: "So Terrible a Storm: A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior."6:50 a.m.
Food-price inflation shows signs of slowing The average Thanksgiving dinner today will cost more than a year ago, almost six percent more. The increase reflects price hikes in basic food components like corn, soybeans and wheat. If that's enough to give you heartburn, cheer up, it looks like food price inflation is slowing.7:40 a.m.
Students from Africa experienceThanksgiving in America Four St. Kate's students from Africa are celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S. And while a big Turkey dinner with all the trimmings may be a different experience for them, a celebration to offer thanks is not.7:45 a.m.
Obama's plans for arts and culture President-elect Barack Obama will have plenty on his plate when he takes office next January like a crumbling economy, and foreign tensions, and the arts.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Death Toll Rises in Mumbai Attacks
Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station late Wednesday in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital, Mumbai. More than 100 people were killed. Police also say the attackers took Westerners hostage. NPR's Philip Reeves talks with Steve Inskeep about the attacks.
Mumbai Is India's New York
One Indian-born writer calls Mumbai the "New York of India" and says that's a reason why it was targeted in Wednesday's attacks. Suketu Mehta is a journalism professor at New York University and author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found. He speaks with Steve Inskeep.
Indigenous Echoes In A Thanksgiving Feast
Though historians aren't entirely sure what was served at the first Thanksgiving meal in 1621, chefs at the National Museum of the American Indian have developed a menu reflecting tribal culinary traditions.
Author Junot Diaz Shares Thanksgiving Memories
Writer Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic, spent his early childhood there, then his family immigrated to the United States. He spoke to Steve Inskeep as part of the Thanksgiving series on immigration and identity. Diaz remembers some of his early Thanksgiving celebrations when he was a kid.
Pigskin Shares Holiday With Turkey
Football is almost as big a Thanksgiving Day tradition as turkey. Three games are played today: Tennessee at Detroit, Seattle at Dallas and Arizona at Philadelphia. NPR's Mike Pesca and Steve Inskeep preview the games.
A Myth Examined: Can Turkey Make You Tired?
Though we often blame the turkey, nutritionists say virtually all meats, tofu, dairy products and nuts have tryptophan. The Thanksgiving Day snooze may have more to do with other things, like overeating, wine and dealing with social interactions.
Mumbai Attacks Disrupt Financial Capital
India's business capital, Mumbai, is largely shut down following Wednesday's terrorist attacks. Many shops and offices are closed as well as the Bombay Stock Exchange. Many multinational corporations have offices in Mumbai. Global manufacturing giant Unilever confirmed the safety of several senior executives who were at a dinner meeting at the Taj hotel when terrorists stormed the property.
European Union Proposes Economic Stimulus Plan
The European Commission is urging EU governments to jointly combat the economic slowdown. The commission has designed a $256 billion stimulus plan to boost growth and confidence among consumers and businesses.
Pawnshops See Brisk Business In Economic Crunch
An upscale pawnshop in one of the nation's priciest ZIP codes has become an alternative bank for people who can't get their bankers to lend. Asset-rich but cash-poor, the denizens of Los Angeles are bringing in everything from Picassos to their wives' diamond rings.