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 Thanksgiving turkey just out of the oven. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)

Families are having to make hard decisions weighing tradition against safety during the pandemic. 

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. 

On this edition of Conversations, Christopher Marquis talks with host Dan Skinner about “Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Business.” Marquis is the Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Global Sustainable Enterprise and Professor of Management at Cornell University. 

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Dolly Parton -- country music superstar, pop culture icon, and the focus of best-selling author Sarah Smarsh's latest book, "She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs."

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press and KPR newsroom.

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

As hospitals across the state fill up with COVID-19 patients, Governor Laura Kelly is urging all Kansans to mask up. This week, she issued an executive order requiring residents to do just that. Learn more about the governor's face mask mandate and how it affects you.

These are the headlines for the KPR listening area, as compiled by highly-skilled news staffers.

On this edition of Conversations, Frank Martela talks with host Dan Skinner about “A Wonderful Life: Insights on Finding a Meaningful Existence.” Martela is a philosopher and researcher of psychology specializing in the question of meaning in life. His articles have appeared in “Scientific American Mind” and “Salon” and his research has been published extensively in numerous academic journals.

46th District Representative Dennis "Boog" Highberger of Lawrence (Photo by Tim Brown, courtesy of Boog Highberger)

Kansas House Representative Boog Highberger is known for almost always having something to say...and now, he's saying it in a new book that compiles some of his essays, speeches and letters. 

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