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Wednesday June 11, 2003

Bomb Blast Destroys Jerusalem Bus, Kills 16

A bomb exploded in a bus in Jerusalem killing 16 people on Wednesday, a day after Israel tried to kill a leader of the militant Islamic group Hamas.

Violence in Columbia

We hear of the violence that claimed the life of a young boy from a village in Colombia.

Getting Mother’s Body

We speak with author Suzan-Lori Parks about her new novel “Getting Mother’s Body.”

Mass. Legislature Calls for DNA Tests of Felons

The recent discovery of the remains of teenager Molly Bish, who had been missing for three years, is prompting a legislative call for mandatory DNA testing of people convicted of felonies in Massachusetts.

Ontario Court Approves Same-sex Marriage

A court in Ontario has given the green light for licenses for same-sex marriages.

Oregon Principal Criticizes “No Child Left Behind” Program

In Oregon, a high school principal is criticizing elements of President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” education program.

Ray Magliozzi and Kathy Gunst Make Stuffed Lobster Bodies in Red Sauce

Car Talk’s Ray Maggliozi joins Here and Now chef Kathy Gunst to make Stuffed Lobster Bodies in Red Sauce.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

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Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

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Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.