November 29, 2013 Jack Gardo's PT-157 was sent to rescue the survivors of PT-109 after the patrol torpedo boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer off the Solomon Islands in 1943. John F. Kennedy led the survivors to nearby islands until they could be rescued.
November 24, 2013 Friday is the National Day of Listening, a chance to sit down with a loved one, turn on a tape recorder and ask that person about his or her life. NPR's Mike Pesca chose to talk with his one of his middle school teachers, Kevin Sheehan, about lessons they learned from each other.
November 22, 2013 Louisiana is paying tribute Friday to the Rev. T.J. Jemison, a strong and steady voice against unequal treatment for blacks in the Jim Crow South. Jemison helped organize a bus boycott in Baton Rouge in 1953 and later advised Martin Luther King Jr. and others on how to orchestrate the Montgomery boycott.