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The Political News Didn’t Stop Over Thanksgiving. Here’s What You Missed

Things may have changed, to borrow a phrase from the NPR Politics Podcast, by the time you finished digesting your turkey.

While most people try to take a break from the daily headlines during Thanksgiving, the political news often doesn’t stop. That was especially true this year, as President Trump veered from grievance to grievance, the federal government published a report warning of the devastating consequences of global warming, and American border agents fired tear gas at migrants trying to force their way across the US-Mexico border, among other major stories.

Here’s a quick primer on some of news you’ve missed since the holiday.

Chief Justice Criticizes Trump: Just before Thanksgiving, Chief Justice John Roberts offered a rare rebuke of President Trump, defending federal judges against the president’s broadsides. Trump spent part of his Thanksgiving returning fire.

Trump Defends Saudi Arabia: After a public conference call with members of the military, Trump defended Saudi Arabia during an impromptu press conference, brushing aside CIA assessments that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally approved the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “It’s an atrocity, it’s a terrible thing. I dislike it more than you do,” he said. “But the fact is, …

Louisville Immigrants, Refugees Gather For Thanksgiving Potluck

More than a hundred immigrants and refugees gathered for a Thanksgiving potluck in Louisville Wednesday.

The 4th annual Thanksgiving Welcoming Celebration was hosted by Catholic Charities of Louisville to welcome new immigrants and refugees to the city. One of those immigrants, Martellus Jaston, said he used to watched people celebrate Thanksgiving on television when he was in Haiti. Now a Louisville resident, Jaston said he’s excited to celebrate the tradition for the first time.

“A friend advised me to come here because there are not a lot of Haitian [people] from Kentucky,” he said. “I’m thankful for my wife, for my love, for being always in health and for Catholic Charities helping me. And for the hope America gave me.”

Martellus Jaston (right) and his wife (left) waiting for food at the Thanksgiving celebration dinner.

After the meal, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said immigrants and refugees teach people about other cultures, and help drive the economy.

“There’s differences people have in skin color, religions, whatever it might be. But in the end, we’re all connected as one human race,” Fischer said. “We need to embrace each other, we need to lift each other up, and when we see acts of …

From Turkey Triage To Kids’ Cooking, Here Are WFPL’s Thanksgiving Specials

Happy Thanksgiving! To help you celebrate, tune into this special holiday programming this Thursday and Friday on 89.3 WFPL — it’ll provide everything from turkey triage to stories of gratitude to help dealing with some of the tougher aspects of the holiday season. You can listen live on 89.3 FM, or stream here.

Thursday, November 22

11 a.m.: Snap Judgment Gratitude

‘Tis the season to consider those things that we are most thankful for. And so this week on Snap Judgment we’re taking a look back on some of the stories we’ve done that touch on this theme of gratitude, because we are so thankful.

12-2 p.m.: The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential

Thanksgiving is full of high expectations, a huge menu and a house full of guests – which can make for a stressful day or two in the kitchen. That’s why holiday cooks, hosts and eaters tune into The Splendid Table’s “Turkey Confidential” on Thanksgiving morning. A holiday tradition in kitchens (and cars) from coast to coast, the show gives cooks an open line to Francis Lam – providing turkey triage for public radio listeners on the day they need it most – Thanksgiving.

This year’s special guests include …