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Alzheimer's Crisis Could Reach 16 Million By 2050; LeBlanc Shares How His Brain Is Affected

According to the Alzheimer’s Association , the disease has become a public health crisis in the U.S. For National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, WUWF is taking a closer look at the prevalence of the disease and the toll it takes on the brain of an individual who's been diagnosed with it. Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that University of West Florida biology professor Dr. Rodney Guttmann says has become far too common. “We have about 5 million people (estimated 5.5...

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If you haven’t seen it already, you will: the faux fur craze that is taking over retailers at all price points this season. Long, short, colorful and spotted cruelty-free fashion is in.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Kym Canter, CEO and creative director of House of Fluff, about her decision to create a faux fur brand.

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On growing up a fur aficionado

Many people have anxiety about what to do when those at their Thanksgiving table say uncomfortable or offensive things. Teens deal with that too.

Youth Radio (@youthradioasked three teens how adults misbehave at their tables, and how they cope.

The day after Thanksgiving is Native American Heritage Day. Some Native Americans say the federal holiday should be moved so it doesn’t coincide with the Black Friday shopping holiday.

Simon Moya-Smith (@SimonMoyaSmith), a journalist and activist from the Oglala Lakota Nation, joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to make his case for moving Native American Heritage Day.

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Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president today. It brings an end to his 37-year leadership of a nation he helped birth. His announcement was read out by the speaker of Parliament at the start of proceedings aimed at impeaching him.

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Several countries are helping with the search for a missing Argentine submarine. But concerns about the fate of the crew are growing. Officials worry the vessel's oxygen supply is running short. NPR's Philip Reeves has more.

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This is a story about two guys raised together on the sounds of Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Journey.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'")

STEVE PERRY: (Singing) Just a city boy born and raised in South Detroit.

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