Arts & Life

12:58am

Fri November 23, 2012
StoryCorps' National Day Of Listening

A Father Remembers The Son He Lost To War

Originally published on Fri November 23, 2012 11:53 am

Matthew Bolar was killed on May 3, 2007, in Baghdad. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay spoke recently with Matthew's father, Gordon, who wanted to pay tribute to his son.
Courtesy of Gordon Bolar

Army Spc. Matthew Bolar was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq five years ago. He was 24 years old.

"He was a young man who knew what he wanted to do. And military service was the way that he chose to go," his father, Gordon Bolar, recently told his friend StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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7:45am

Thu November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving

Need Turkey Triage? Turkey Confidential Is Here To Help

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Keep calm and make Thanksgiving. Join us live for a live call-in show as Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her turkey task force help turn your Thanksgiving around.

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7:24am

Thu November 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Flying This Thanksgiving? TSA Says Bring the Pie, Ditch the Gravy

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Bringing home leftovers is as much a Thanksgiving tradition as watching football. But if you’re flying, you should know what’s allowed through the airport security checkpoint – lest you be forced to chuck that container of homemade gravy or leftover pieces of pumpkin pie.

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3:58am

Thu November 22, 2012
The Salt

Ingredients For A Homestyle Thanksgiving, 200 Miles Above The Earth

Originally published on Thu November 22, 2012 4:20 pm

Space food.
courtesy NASA

For Thanksgiving, NASA's space food experts always try to make sure astronauts get to enjoy traditional holiday fare, even if its not exactly home cooking. And being so far from home, astronauts can get pretty attached to their comfort foods.

This year, Kevin Ford, the commander of Expedition 34 and currently working at the International Space Station, says he has the ingredients to make one favorite Thanksgiving dish the NASA nutritionists may not have anticipated: Candied yams with marshmallows.

The yams are thermostablized and come in a plastic pouch.

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1:26am

Thu November 22, 2012
The Salt

A Readable Feast: Poems To Feed 'The Hungry Ear'

Originally published on Thu November 22, 2012 2:45 am

Still Life with Fruit and Nuts, by Robert Seldon Duncanson
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

This Thanksgiving, as hearty aromas fill the house, take a moment to savor a different kind of nourishment — poetry about food.

The Hungry Ear, a new collection, celebrates the pleasures and the sorrows of food with poems from Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Plath and dozens more. Poet Kevin Young cooked up — or edited — this readable feast. He tells NPR's Renee Montagne that, much like the best meals, the best poems are made from scratch.

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