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‘Collective’ Chronicles The Nightclub Fire — And Corrupt System — That Killed 64

A new documentary reveals how corporate and government corruption led to the use of diluted disinfectants in Romanian hospitals. Collective is a gripping story that speaks to the present moment.

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‘Waste’ Activist Digs Into The Sanitation Crisis Affecting The Rural Poor

In 2017, a study reported one in three people in one rural Alabama county had been exposed to hookworm. Catherine Coleman Flowers says the study reveals big gaps in sanitation in rural America.

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The Holidays Won’t Be Traditional, But The Recipes Still Can Be

Many will miss out on their favorite family meals this holiday season. We discuss how to recreate those traditional recipes for a lockdown feast.

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‘Even As We Breathe’: A First Novel From A Teacher Who Writes For Her Students

The book is a mystery of sorts, set at an upscale North Carolina resort during World War II. Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle teaches at a high school with a student population that's 30% Native American.

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How To Celebrate Thanksgiving Remotely

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with J.D. Biersdorfer, technology tip columnist for The New York Times, about her article, "How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving."

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‘Say Their Name’ Podcast Memorializes Black Men Killed By Police

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Chris Colbert about his podcast, Say Their Name, which tells the stories of Black men killed by police that have not received national attention.

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TikTok Users Band Together To Write ‘Ratatouille:’ The Musical

A TikTok user uploaded an original song about the main mouse in the Disney film Ratatouille. The video became so popular that users wrote an entire musical around it.

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How To Plan – And Even Be Grateful – For A Socially Distanced Thanksgiving

It's not a normal Thanksgiving and holiday planning has gotten more complicated for many families and friends figuring out safe, socially distant ways to share favorite foods and treasured recipes.

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‘Nights When Nothing Happened’ Is Quietly Lovely — Maybe A Little Too Quiet

Simon Han's debut novel follows a Chinese immigrant family in Texas, whose fragile peace is shattered after the father is wrongly accused of a crime, and it's up to the kids to restore balance.

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Lego Wunderkind Wows With His Intricate Models Of German Soccer Stadiums

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