November 27th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, gift-giving dilemma with Amy Dickinson, an update on the terror attacks in Mumbai, India, and a reporter's notebook with Gwen Thompkins from Goma, Congo. In our second hour, a state-by-state portrait of America and who is NOT a...
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November 27th Show

Gobble Gobble Everyone!! Here's what's happening on the show today:

So my sister informed me yesterday that my Christmas gift this year will be a lesson from her and our mother on how to cook a Christmas dinner. Now, granted, I am in dire need of such a lesson. And it is better to give than to receive, so in essence I will be giving them a full course meal that day. But I couldn't help but think, "Dang, times are hard out here. Is that ALL I'm getting for Christmas?" Amy Dickinson, syndicated columnist behind the Chicago Tribune's "Ask Amy" column will be our guest in the first hour to talk about the ways the current economy is forcing us to bend the rules this Christmas season (re-gifting anyone?) and how to tell someone, "Sorry, you won't be getting anything this year." Hmm, maybe suggest giving a lesson on basting a turkey instead!! Following that, a reporter in a hotel in India will give us an update on the series of terror attacks in India's financial hub of Mumbai. Then, NPR's Gwen Thompkins will join us from Goma, Congo to talk about what it's like to report from the region and how she plans to spend her Thanksgiving holiday.

Today is a day to give thanks, and a lot of you are returning to your home state to meet with family and friends. So in our second hour we want to ask you what you are thankful for about your home state... or why you're thankful that you left! We'll talk to the co-editor of a new book entitled State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, and two contributors to the book will explain what they love about their home states of Ohio and North Carolina. At the end of the hour, you will be the guest. Tell us who is NOT at your Thanksgiving table this year, and why.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!!