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Deceptive Cadence

Turkey, Cranberries And Composers At The Table

Commentator Miles Hoffman invites an eclectic group of long-gone composers to Thanksgiving dinner.

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It may look like traditional stuffing, but this comfort dish has a twist: crumbles of spicy-sweet Hawaiian Portuguese sausage. Michele Kayal for NPR hide caption

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