(From NPR) The U.S. has ratified more than 370 treaties with American Indian nations. Yet many Americans know little about the these legally binding treaties, that shaped, and continue to impact, the country today.
“They’re not rights given to native nations, they’re native nations by and large giving rights to the United States,” says Jill Doerfler, an associate professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
NPR’s Story Lab project Inter(Nation)al traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the National Congress of American Indians to talk with tribal leaders, scholars and people in the legal field about these foundational, living documents.
9 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson How not to fight with your family on Thanksgiving. No matter how careful we are, we inevitably step in it: someone says something disagreeable and the conversation devolves into debate, then argument. Not this time.
Guests: Celeste Headlee, host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought”, author of a forthcoming book on reviving conversation tentatively titled “We Need to Talk“; David Leonhardt, op-ed columnist, The New York Times.
10 a.m. – Giving Thanks with host John Birge With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday.
11 a.m. – The Splendid Table Turkey Confidential. Hosts Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Francis Lam tag teaming. This will be Lynne’s last Turkey Confidential as she retires at the end of 2017 and turns over the reins to Francis in 2018.
1 p.m. – The Takeaway Voices from the front lines of America’s opioid epidemic. Most of the time when somebody dies from an overdose of opioids, it’s during a relapse. So when somebody relapses it doesn’t mean we shut the door and give up on them. We welcome them in.
2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour Saudi Arabia says it’s lifting its blockade of Yemen. Myanmar and Bangladesh sign an agreement that could help to repatriate Rohingya muslim.
3 p.m. – All Things Considered The latest on new allegations against Al Franken.
7 p.m. – The World Consider the words you use every day. Are they a dialect? Are they a language? And when does a dialect become a language? The answer involves history and power.
8 p.m. – Fresh Air Jimmy Fallon has just written his second children’s book, Everything is Mama. His first was Your Baby’s First Word will be Dada. He’ll talk about the book, being a father, the Tonight Show, and the bizarre injury he had with his finger that landed him in the ICU for 10 days. (Rebroadcast)
There aren’t a lot of athletes who spend their offseason calling attention to prosecutorial misconduct, but the WNBA — unlike almost every other major sports league — seems to encourage its athletes not to “stick to sports.”
The Minnesota Lynx’s Maya Moore shows up this week on Jerry Stackhouse’s online show for The Players Tribune. Read more →
Within the next day or so, millions of Americans will head to the airport. They’ll be in foul moods, anticipating flight delays, shoving against the humanity that dares get on board the plane 20 seconds before they do.
One piece of advice: Be more more like Canada, America. Also: Bring an accordion. Read more →
If there’s a kid you could pull for, it’s Garrett Grommesh of Moorhead, who was born with spina bifida and was just 10 years old in 2010 when the show Extreme Home Makeover showed up in Moorhead to build the family a new home near Concordia College. Read more →
These are sneakers. Unless they’re on your feet, they don’t do anything but sit there. They don’t make the coffee so it’s waiting for you when you get up. They won’t dust and vacuum. They won’t repair your broken marriage. They’re just sneakers. And kind of silly looking ones too. Read more →