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Words To The Wise: The Family Phrases That Stay With Us  |   

We ask a number of people for Thanksgiving about the words of wisdom that have been passed down by their parents or other members of their family.

The Evolution Of The Presidential Thanksgiving (Feat. Cooked Possum)  |   

Adrienne LaFrance, a staff writer at The Atlantic, examined decades of Thanksgiving meals at the White House, which reveal some surprising details about the evolution of the holiday spread. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to LaFrance about the menus for presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, who dined on turtle, and William Howard Taft, who preferred possum.

What Chicago Students Are Saying About Last Year's Police Shooting Of A Teen  |   

A recently released video depicts the shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer last year. Reporter Linda Lutton of WBEZ in Chicago presents the thoughts of several students on the city's West Side.

Amid Application Season, Seniors Consider A New Criterion: Race Relations  |   

The surge of students protesting how colleges handle racial issues is making some incoming freshmen think more about race and safety on campus when choosing the university they want to attend.

In Bid To Welcome Refugees, Campaign Hopes To Make 'Every Campus A Refuge'  |   

Diya Abdo, a professor at Guilford College, has launched Every Campus a Refuge, a project that aims to get every college and university campus to host one Syrian refugee family.