Europe
2:00 pm
Fri November 25, 2011

Germany's Identity Cemented In The Euro

When the euro was rolled out nearly a decade ago, it was touted as a unifying force across European cultures. Uwe Boek, a 48-year-old Berliner, has seen and embraced these changes: "It's us being Europeans in the European Union. Because the euro is money but the European Union is about identity."

Research News
2:00 pm
Fri November 25, 2011

Why We Give, Not Why You Think

Originally published on Fri November 25, 2011 4:16 pm

Transcript

GUY RAZ, HOST:

This time of year, pleas for donations are as plentiful as eggnog and door-buster sales. Americans give around $300 billion a year to charity. And as NPR's Alix Spiegel reports, psychologists have started to look more closely at when and why we're motivated to give.

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The Lead
10:47 am
Fri November 25, 2011

The Lead for Friday, November 25

Vicki Ballard, co-founder of the safe ride program Dylan's Drivers in Lamar County, tells us about the program which starts December 1.  Jasmine Trejo previews the North East Texas Choral Society's upcoming Christmas concert.

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News
10:37 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Have The Crackdowns On Immigration Gone Too Far?

Protesters march outside the Alabama Capitol during a demonstration against the state's immigration law in Montgomery, Ala., on Nov. 15.
Dave Martin AP

Originally published on Fri November 25, 2011 3:29 pm

The architect of Arizona's controversial immigration law has been voted out of office. That law and similar statutes are undergoing difficult court challenges. And the strictest law, in Alabama, has ignited a withering backlash expected to force major changes.

Have the crackdowns on illegal immigration finally gone too far?

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Airport improvements
8:43 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Local airport to receive upgrades

http://www.slr.aero/

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Another regional airport is awarded grant funding through the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division.

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Christmas events
7:59 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Plethora of holiday events planned for December

With Black Friday in full swing, final preparations are being made for area Christmas activities early next month.

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Fundraiser
7:45 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Christmas charity returns with familiar ring

Along with Black Friday comes the start of the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle drive.

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Alice Reese
7:45 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Movie Picks with Alice Reese, 11-25-11

Alice previews "Hugo," "Arthur Christmas" and "The Muppets."

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The Salt
7:00 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Relax, Folks. It Really Is Honey After All

When is filtered honey really honey? The answer may lie in the politics of imported food.
Filippo Monteforte AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri November 25, 2011 7:03 am

Maybe we're too inclined to believe the worst about supermarket food.

How else to explain the reaction to a recent report about honey on the web site Food Safety News? Food Safety News is published by a lawyer who represents plaintiffs in lawsuits against food manufacturers and processors.

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Latin America
6:17 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Brace Yourself: The World Could End In 2012

Originally published on Fri November 25, 2011 6:19 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History dismisses claims that the apocalypse is coming, but it's still scrupulously providing evidence. Some people predict catastrophe in 2012, supposedly based on forecasts by the ancient people known as Mayans. Anthropologists now say there are two, not just one, ancient references to December 2012. But they say modern forecasters of doom have still, quote, "twisted the Mayan cosmovision." It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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