November 30, 2004 Controversial incidents involving accuracy and decency standards have raised the normally low profile of media ombudsmen.
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November 30, 2004 Mother and veteran financial news journalist Lynnette Khalfani joins NPR's Tavis Smiley to talk about the exploding baby gear market.
November 29, 2004 NPR's Daniel Schorr says that without European support, the U.S. may have to act alone if it decides to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council -- a diplomatic coup for Iran.
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November 29, 2004 NPR's Melissa Block talks with Marsha Cohen, law professor at Hastings College of the Law at University of California, who argues that marijuana for medical use should be distributed through the health care system.
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November 29, 2004 Iran, North Korea and Brazil all are under international scrutiny for possibly developing nuclear weapons. But those who have already joined the Nuclear Club are doing their best to stop proliferation of nuclear secrets.
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November 29, 2004 Writer and Day to Day contributor Marcos McPeek Villatoro offers an essay about his friend Dave's book store, a place where he retreats from the normal pace of life.
November 29, 2004 Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains how a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich that supposedly bears an image of the Virgin Mary has remained free of mold. The sandwich recently sold for $28,000 on the eBay.com online auction site.
November 29, 2004 Commentator Joseph C. Phillips says the high hopes placed on the youth vote during the last election, fell short because celebrities and catch phrases - do not a vote make.
November 25, 2004 Writer Daniel Konecky offers his recipe for pleasant and politics-free conversation at the Thanksgiving Day table.
November 25, 2004 On Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, All Things Considered aired a two-part investigative report by NPR's Daniel Zwerdling on allegations that immigrant detainees had been abused by guards and attacked by dogs at two New Jersey jails used by Homeland Security. The series prompted many listeners to write in. We present excerpts of some of those letters.
November 25, 2004 For many families on Thanksgiving, a quiet moment of reflection is followed by drumsticks, thighs and breasts; stuffing, cranberry relish, an assortment of sides, all covered with gravy -- not to mention the parade of sweets and pies to follow. But every year it's pretty much the same menu. What's your best meal and why?
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November 24, 2004 Commentator Heather King remembers her divorce becoming final two years ago. While observing a thriving plant her ex-husband had loved, she realized, even though they were divorcing, their relationship wasn't over.
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November 24, 2004 NPR's Daniel Schorr says the row on Capitol Hill over a sentence in the omnibus spending bill passed last weekend suggests Congressional staffers can -- and do -- write language into bills that goes unseen by elected representatives. Congress is being called back next month to undo a provision that would wipe out privacy protections for people's tax returns.
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November 24, 2004 Most of us know that when the value of the dollar falls, we end up paying more for imported goods. But how else does this affect the U.S. economy? We turned to Mark Zandi, chief economist for the consulting firm Economy.com, for a primer on what the dollar's fall really means.
November 24, 2004 Commentator Janus Adams talks about why she is embracing Thanksgiving, again.
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