November 28, 1998

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MEALS ON WHEELS -- It's a holiday tradition to hear a Bailey White story on All Things Considered each Thanksgiving. We play one of our favorites from the Archives called "Meals on Wheels." (21:34)

MONGOLIAN NAMES -- NPR's Anne Garrels reports that many people in Mongolia are reclaiming the ethnic surnames they were forced to drop under Russian Communist rule. Now that the Russians are gone, Mongolians are searching archives and writing letters to long lost relatives, trying to re-establish forgotten identities and cultural practices. (4:14)

JOSE CURA -- Robert talks with Jose Cura, a tenor, composer, conductor and former body-building trainer from Argentina. They talk about Cura's role as Samson in the Washington Opera production of "Samson et Dalilah" at the Kennedy Center, which is being conducted by Placido Domingo. Although Cura claims to be a tenor "by accident," many critics say that he's an heir-apparent to tenors like Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Jose Carreras. (7:41)
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REMEMBERING HENRY HAMPTON -- Commentator Karen Grigsby Bates remembers film maker Henry Hampton who produced the PBS documentary series Eyes on the Prize about the civil rights movement in this country. Hampton died last Sunday at the age of 58. (3:05)

RUGRATS VOICES -- Noah talks with Christine Cavanaugh and Kath Soucie, two of the people who provided voices for the characters in the new feature film Rugrats. Cavanaugh talks about performing the voice of Chuckie Finster. Soucie talks about voicing the characters of Phil, Lil, and their mother Betty. (5:09)

96 TEARS-- A few weeks ago, the group Question Mark and the Mysterians were featured on NPR's Anthem. They talked about their 1962 recording of the classic song "96 Tears." We'll hear a short Thanksgiving story from host Neal Conan about a holiday past when his cousin's garage band used to play the song, and we'll hear a recording of "96 Tears" made during Question Mark and the Mysterians' recent visit to NPR. (3:08)
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