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Happy Thanksgiving! On today's show we're straddling turkey day and Black Friday with stories about football, gift cards and Ikea. Plus, a farm program in southern Oregon that lets former drug addicts grow nutritious food for their families. 

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More than the meatballs: The economic enigma of Ikea

Nov 23, 2016
How the furniture giant is able to lower prices over time.
An IKEA employee displays the new IKEA vegetarian meatballs, during a worldwide launch at IKEA Anderlecht, on April 8, 2015.
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Gift card fraud could ruin your holiday

Nov 23, 2016
Gift cards are a convenient gift, but they can also be targeted by scammers.
Gift cards are on display at a Wal-Mart store, in Panorama City, California, 23 November 2007.
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Christmas time during WWII, Americans were encouraged to ‘Make do and Mend’

Nov 24, 2016
Sarah Archer explores the material culture of Christmas in post-war America in her book, "Midcentury Christmas."
A Office for Emergency Management War Production Board poster and a window display at Marshall Field & Company, circa 1943.
National Archives and Records Administration, Chicago History Museum

Farming program aims to help addicts and their families

Nov 24, 2016
The program in southern Oregon uses volunteer work and clean eating to get parents clean.
A walk to the barn at Hanley Historic Farm.
Doug Lofdahl, Farm & Food Program

Some states would rather stick with Obamacare

Nov 24, 2016
Many state-run exchanges have created a workable marketplace to buy coverage
Angel Rivera looks at his health care options available with an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as he tries to sign up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act at the kiosk setup at the Mall of Americas on December 22, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

How the Detroit Lions helped the NFL own Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2016
Pro football wasn't always an all-day affair on Thanksgiving.
Nevin Lawson of the Detroit Lions leaves the field after the Lions kicked a game winning field goal to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 16- 3 at Ford Field on November 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Funfetti's Cool Comeback

Nov 25, 2016
Rainbow sprinkles are making a comeback into pop culture and trends with help from Instagram and the millennial generation.
Milk Bar cake on display at Fontainebleau Miami Beach Presents Wine Spectator's Best Of The Best Sponsored By Bank of America during 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on February 26, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. 
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Happy Thanksgiving! On today’s show we’re straddling turkey day and Black Friday with stories about football, gift cards and Ikea. Plus, a farm program in southern Oregon that lets former drug addicts grow nutritious food for their families.