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First Thanksgiving
9:33 am
Tue November 26, 2013

The REAL Feast

Executive Chef J. Young prepares a historically accurate Thanksgiving meal.
Credit Washington & Lee University

As you plan this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, you might want to consider what the Pilgrims really ate. 

At Washington & Lee University, students got a taste of the original feast and found eel and beer were likely part of the meal, but turkey? Maybe not.

Before heading home for the holidays, anthropologist  Allison Bell invited her students to dine on what research shows the pilgrims actually ate.  

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Government & Politics
4:19 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

State Board of Elections Certifies Dem Win for AG

With little fanfare, the State Board of Elections painstakingly waded through the November 5th vote tallies sent in by localities … and certified Democrats Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring as the winners of their statewide electoral contests.

Herring’s certification as Attorney General-elect by the closest statewide margin in the Commonwealth’s modern history is prompting speculation that Republican Mark Obenshain will challenge those results.

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Government & Politics
8:09 am
Mon November 25, 2013

VaNews for 11.25.13

There’s concern about this year’s acorn crop in Virginia and a source of public school funding disparity you may not have thought about.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Education
4:30 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Physical Education Guidelines

In an effort to fight early obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and related ailments, the Virginia State Board of Education is moving forward with proposed guidelines for physical education as required by the General Assembly. 

 Audio FileVirginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports that the new rules will apply to public elementary and middle schools in the Commonwealth.Edit | Remove

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Views on Current Conditions Vary By Region
4:30 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Roanoke College Consumer Sentiment Poll

Virginians weighed in earlier this month on their opinion of the economy.  It’s the 4th time this year Roanoke College researcher have interviewed Virginians about their financial situation, inclination for purchasing durable goods, and general business conditions in the future. 
 

 Audio FileBeverly Amsler reports.Edit | Remove

Alice Kassens is a Senior Analyst for the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College.

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