Tue November 22, 2011
Around the Nation

Asking For Quiet: How To Defuse Thanksgiving Spats

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 7:00 am

When families get together for Thanksgiving, spirited discussions can sometimes break out at the table.
Vanda Grigorovic iStockphoto.com

The Thanksgiving holiday offers a chance to connect with family and enjoy a relaxing meal. But it doesn't always happen that way — especially when political arguments break out at the table. We asked our audience to share their stories on NPR's Facebook page, and the responses came rolling in.

Stef Work echoed the sentiment of many, saying, "I don't think I am alone when I find the visits too long and the social graces too few."

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Tue November 22, 2011
The Picture Show

Photographer Captures Plight Of The Tiger

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:14 am

Dara Arista, 8, holds a photo of Sheila in front of the tiger's cage at the zoo in Jambi, Indonesia. Poachers had slaughtered Sheila during the night.
Steve Winter National Geographic

Showcasing the perils that tigers face today was a challenging assignment for National Geographic photographer Steve Winter — but not for the reason you might think.

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Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Ala. Immigration Law Back In Spotlight After Mercedes-Benz Exec Is Arrested

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 1:37 pm

Foliage is seen on the engine hood of a Mercedes Benz.

Last week, a Mercedes-Benz executive was stopped by police in Alabama because his rental car did not have a license plate. He had a German identification card but had left his passport and driver's license at his hotel.

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Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Occupy Updates: L.A. Offers Space, Marchers Arrive In D.C.

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:34 pm

At Occupy Los Angeles: Protesters, and one dog, take part in a yoga session.
David McNew Getty Images

A small group of Occupy Wall Street supporters who have taken two weeks to walk from New York to Washington, D.C., arrived in the nation's capital today, The Washington Post reports. They're hoping to temporarily occupy a patch of land on the National Mall.

That's one bit of Occupy-related news today. Others:

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Tue November 22, 2011
Movie Interviews

Francis Ford Coppola Reflects On His Film Career

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:42 pm

Francis Ford Coppola directed The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II and Dracula. He also co-produced George Lucas' first film, THX 1138.
Kevork Djansezian AP

Note: In September, Francis Ford Coppola spoke to Cameron Bailey, the director of the Toronto International Film Festival, in front of a sold-out audience at TIFF's Bell Lightbox multiplex. During the discussion, Coppola also took questions from audience members about working with A-list actors, his writing process, screenwriting and rumors about another Godfather movie. Fresh Air is broadcasting excerpts from that 85-minute discussion on today's program.

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Tue November 22, 2011
The Salt

Bush Meat: When Conservation And Child Nutrition Collide

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:17 pm

A man prepares an aye-aye, a rare type of lemur found only on the island of Madagascar, for dinner. These primates are an important source of iron and protein despite being critically endangered.
Christopher Golden

With its big, round eyes and bushy tail, the aye-aye lemur looks like a a cross between a monkey and a squirrel. To many people in Madagascar, it's a tasty, traditional meal, and an excellent source of protein and iron.

But with as few as 1,000 to 10,000 lemurs left on the island, conservationists say they're critically endangered and don't belong on the dinner table.

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Tue November 22, 2011
Music Reviews

David Lynch Dreams Up 'Crazy Clown Time'

David Lynch.
Mark Berry

David Lynch commences Crazy Clown Time with "Pinky's Dream," featuring a vocal by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and summoning up, as the song title suggests, a dreamy atmosphere. With Karen O's pretty voice and the galloping rock beat, it's as though Lynch is trying to ease us into his album, ushering us into a welcoming waiting room before the real operation, when the scalpel comes out.

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Tue November 22, 2011
Mountain Kentucky

It's Replacement Time for Eastern Kentucky Bridge

It's old, charming and blue and has spanned the North Fork of the Kentucky River for generations, providing the only transportation link for residents of Quicksand, and for those who work there. But the state Transportation Cabinet says it's time for a new, wider and stronger bridge to replace the current one-lane span, and they want public input next Tuesday night on what to do next.

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Tue November 22, 2011
The Commonwealth

Shooting Victim's Family hires Prominent Attorney

The family of Trey Williams, the Shelbyville teenager shot and killed Saturday at his grandmother's home, have hired a prominent Louisville attorney. Frank Mascagni, a 35-year criminal and civil law attorney, says he wants to gather "non-sterilized" facts about the case. On Sunday, Kentucky State Police identified two Shelbyville Police officers as being involved in the shooting: Suzanna Marcum and Frank Willoughby. Marcum is a 17-year veteran of the Shelbyville PD, and Frank Willoughby has been with the department for six years.

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Tue November 22, 2011
Latin America

'Miss Bala': Beauty Queen Meets Drug Lord

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 10:14 pm

Stephanie Sigman as Laura in the Canana and Fox International Productions film Miss Bala.
Eniac Martinez 20th Century Fox

Throughout Latin America, stories about drug lords have permeated popular culture.

A television series called The Cartel of the Snitches is hugely popular in Colombia. In Mexico, ballads called narcocorridos recount the exploits of drug runners, and soap operas glamorize the lives of drug lords.

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