November 30, 2004 Noel Perrin, a writer and professor at Dartmouth College, died earlier this month at his farmhouse in Thetford Center, Vt. at age 77. A city transplant, Perrin wrote with love and humor about rural life. We'll hear excerpts from an 1978 interview Perrin did with NPR's Noah Adams.
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November 30, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams speaks with NPR's Don Gonyea about the resignation of Tom Ridge from his post as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security -- the latest in a series of high-level resignations among President Bush's first-term cabinet members.
November 26, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams has a behind-the-scenes look at what security is catching -- and what it may be missing in the post-9/11 world at a Southern California port.
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November 26, 2004 NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with NPR's Noah Adams about the MSC Texas, the largest container ship to dock inside the Port of Long Beach. The massive amount of goods handled by the MSC Texas and the port itself show how much global commerce travels through southern California. While the busy port can be a sign of a booming economy, it can also be a logistic and security nightmare.
November 26, 2004 Come aboard one of the world's largest freighters, the MSC Texas, as it unloads Christmas goods at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. Gigantic container ships, many carrying cargo from China, are straining the port's holiday capacity. NPR's Noah Adams reports.
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November 26, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams reports on a bottleneck at the biggest port in the United States. Demand for cheap goods from Asia has never been higher, but container ships sometimes have to wait in long lines to unload their goods.
November 25, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams speaks with Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Science Friday, about evidence that debunks the claim that eating turkey causes sleepiness. Many other foods in the feast -- especially the fats and carbohydrates -- lead to drowsiness.
November 25, 2004 In this highly polarized election year, NPR's Noah Adams talks with Slate wine columnist Mike Steinberger about vintages from several so-called red states.
November 24, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams talks to Tess Vigeland of Marketplace about the first anniversary of a federal rule that allows people to keep their cell phone numbers, even when they switch cell service providers. After one year, 8 million people have taken advantage of the regulation.
November 24, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams speaks with Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick about the different rules governing the penalty phases of criminal trials in the United States. California is one state that has separate phases for the prosecution and sentencing of defendants; the sentencing phase in the trial of convicted murderer Scott Peterson begins next week.
November 24, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams talks with historian and Slate "History Lesson" columnist David Greenberg about the diminishing power of the presidential cabinet. Six of President Bush's 15 cabinet secretaries have resigned since the president won a second term three weeks ago.
November 24, 2004 In Kiev, Ukraine, tens of thousands have been protesting a disputed election for prime minister. Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych was declared the winner, but opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko says the results are fraudulent and refuses to concede. Hear NPR's Noah Adams and NPR's Lawrence Sheets.
November 23, 2004 CBS Evening News host Dan Rather says he will give up the post he's held for 24 years, effective in March. Rather is 73. He took over the job from the legendary Walter Cronkite. Hear NPR's Noah Adams and NPR's David Folkenflik.
November 23, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams talks to Tess Vigeland about a new study that suggests mutual fund investors are still paying billions of dollars in hidden costs.
November 23, 2004 Guitarist Buddy Miller has been a fixture in Nashville's country music scene for more than 20 years. Miller speaks to NPR's Noah Adams about his new album, titled Universal United House of Prayer.
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