Kevin Miller Show 11/25/19
Kevin Miller begins the show by thanking everyone for completing Miller's Mission benefiting the Boise Rescue Mission. Kevin Miller starts covering the big topics of the day. He looks at a strange twist on Thanksgiving. As we sit down to a feast of turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie this Thursday, some will be reflecting on a darker past often left out of history books.Aquinnah Wampanoag tribal leader Wamsutta Frank James penned remarks back in 1970 that pointed out that the Pilgrims had robbed the graves of his ancestors and stole their corn and beans. Now in its 50th year, a National Day of Mourning, a sort of counter-commemoration takes place every fourth Thursday of November. Some have pointed out over the years that pictures of the early settlers and Native Americans breaking bread side by side are not the whole story, have your views on the Thanksgiving holiday changed in recent years, if so how? Kevin Miller asks the following question: Which side of history do you find yourself aligned with? He takes calls from listeners responding to his thoughts on Thanksgiving. Kevin Miller shares some good news about a little boy. Landen Hoffman, the 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America earlier this year, is once again "walking perfectly" and has even returned to school. Back in April, Hoffman suffered multiple breaks and fractures after a 24-year-old man threw him 40 feet from a third-story balcony, in a seemingly random attack. Now, 15 surgeries later, Hoffman is "walking perfectly" according to his mother, and has returned to kindergarten with his twin brother.His attacker, Emmanuel Aranda, was sentenced to 19 years on attempted murder charges.