The Salt
9:14 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Oyster ice cream: A Thanksgiving tradition Mark Twain could dig into

Serve this for T-Day, and you'll be in sync with history.

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 8:00 am

Chef José Andrés grew up in Spain, but he has embraced Thanksgiving as a window into American history. That's why the guests at his Thanksgiving dinner might be starting off with oyster ice cream.

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A Blog Supreme
9:11 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Dinners and drum music: A friendship with Paul Motian

Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard in May 2011, on a night he performed with saxophonist Mark Turner.
John Rogers for NPR

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 3:00 am

Photographer John Rogers, who shoots for WBGO and NPR Music's Live at the Village Vanguard concert series, knew the late drummer Paul Motian very well. He wanted to write this for us. --Ed.

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Food for Thought
4:30 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Stein's easy, illustrated step-by-step gravy method

First I sauteed minced celery, onion, carrot and thyme in some vegetable oil You can use that or butter or the rendered fat from whatever you're roasting.
Dick Stein KPLU

I love gravy. It's like liquid meat. Here's how I make it.

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The Two-Way
6:05 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Second set of 'climategate' emails hit the Web

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 2:04 pm

In a repeat of 2009, a second set of stolen emails from climate scientists at major universities has been released to the public.

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5:48 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Rule to ban cruise ship discharge in Washington sanctuary

Cruise ships will be prohibited from discharging wastewater into a protected marine sanctuary off the outer coast of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula under new rules taking effect next week.

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Japanese Tsunami
4:42 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Still a threat, but tsunami debris 'invisible'

Debris from the Japanese Tsunami picked up by Russian boat the Pallada.

Even though there is 100,000 tons of debris from the Japanese tsunami  on its way toward the Northwest, its virtually invisible unless you run into it.

“They could detect debris from space for over two weeks after the tsunami, but after that it became invisible,” said Jan Hafner of the International Pacific Research Center in Hawaii.

He, along with a group of researchers headed by Nikolai Maximenko, recently predicted the drift pattern of tsunami debris across the Pacific Ocean.

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Other News
12:41 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Weather wreaks havoc near the coast

High winds and sheets of rain are causing problems along the coast and some of Oregon's highways Tuesday.
Trees have been blown down along Highway 18 in Polk County -- at the east end of the Van Duzer Corridor.
Lou Torres of the Oregon Department of Transportation says the road is closed.

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Priest Abuse
12:29 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Native Americans sue state, allege abuse at Jesuit school

Pictured are three of the plaintiffs in the suit, from left to right: Katherine Mendez, Dwayne Paul and Theresa Bisset.
Paula Wissel KPLU

YAKIMA, Wash. — Eight Native Americans have filed suit against the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, claiming the agency placed them in a mission school where they were sexually abused by a Jesuit priest decades ago.

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Jazz & Blues
12:17 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Legendary jazz drummer Paul Motian dies

Legendary jazz musician Paul Motian, who stood as one of the most influential drummers of the last 50 years, died early this morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

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