Jennifer Ludden Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country.

Chef Cooks Up Soulful Thanksgiving ... Vegan Style

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An employee at the American Disposables Inc., factory works on the assembly line in October in Ware, Mass. The factory, which has been producing diaper and paper products for more than 30 years, recently had to lay off most of its employees. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Recession Drives Women Into Role Of Breadwinner

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Need An Interpreter? Just Pick Up The Phone

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Fire Up The Grill, But Don't Forget The Vinyl

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Baby Boomer Drug Abuse Resonates With Listeners

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Luis Jimenez in 2003, after being deported from Florida's Martin Memorial Medical Center to Guatemala City, Guatemala. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Deportation Dilemmas Deepen For U.S. Hospitals

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Patient Interpreters Save Money, But Who Pays?

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Battered Asylum Seekers May Find U.S. Relief

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Hispanics Divided Over Census Boycott

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