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Wednesday December 6, 2006

A Blunt Assessment

The congressionally-mandated Iraq Study Group calls for new and enhanced diplomatic and political efforts in Iraq and in the region.

Blood Diamonds

As the movie “Blood Diamond” opens, we take a look at the real-life underground diamond trade.

Scholars at Risk

What is it like to teach in a war-torn country?

Around the World On A Mule

Here and Now’s Lara Farrar catches up with a couple from Arkansas who are walking around the world with their mule.

Cookbooks of the Year

Do you need the perfect gift for a food connoisseur? Our resident chef, Kathy Gunst, and foodie, Scott Haas, review some of their favorite cookbooks of the year.

Spotlight

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

Robin and Jeremy

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

December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 15 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.