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Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge
While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.
What We Learn When Find Silence
From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.
Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures
Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.
Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats
The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.
Cavaliers, Lakers Lagging: The Week In Sports
With the basketball season underway, NPR's Scott Simon and ESPN.com's Howard Bryant talk about how the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers are doing so far.
Spanish Duchess Of Alba Remembered As A Colorful Figure
The funeral was held in Spain for the Duchess of Alba on Friday. She was one of Europe's most eccentric — and richest — aristocrats.
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