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NOT JX: Thanksgiving Day Specials

Bob Pennell/Medford Mail Tribune

Thanksgiving Day finds the Exchange crew in the stuffing, out of the office.

Instead, a couple of holiday specials: at 8, world-renowned naturalist Joe Hutto, subject of the Emmy winning BBC documentary "My Life As a Turkey", discusses how he became a wild turkey mother in the hammocks of Florida.

Plus: Fourth-generation pilot Eric Walden gives a play-by-play of the ninja-like moves of the wild turkey—mid-air.  And: The once-scorned bronze-feathered turkey is making a comeback, with the help of organic, free-range farmers like Paul Kelly. 

At 9: How have native people have been represented — and misrepresented — in U.S. history? And how have American Indians themselves reinvented those depictions?  Keep the name of the NFL franchise in the nation's capital and the Cleveland Indians mascot in mind as you listen to the team from "Backstory" consider the subject matter.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.