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Talking Turkey

Kala Melchiori (James Madison University)

Know you’re headed toward controversy at your Thanksgiving table? Kala Melchiori gives some tips on how to tackle tough subjects without ruining the holiday.

13 mins

Coming Out

Georgianna Reid (With Good Reason)

The stories of two people who brought same-sex partners to the Thanksgiving table.

5 mins

How Thanksgiving Got Made

Daniel Gifford (George Mason University)

Thanksgiving means sitting around the table with the people you love, even if you don’t see eye to eye on politics. Daniel Gifford says this dynamic isn’t new. Before Americans celebrated Turkey Day, the idea was pushed as a way to bring a divided country together in the lead up to the Civil War.

10 mins

Farm-to-Table Food

Alice Waters

Chef, food activist, and the founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant Berkeley, California, Alice Waters, argues that every child in America should be fed free, organic food at schools.  The author of the new book Coming to My Senses speaks candidly about her life before she opened her seminal farm-to-table restaurant.

24 mins

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