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Friday February 23, 2007

Sending Troops Back To Iraq

The Pentagon plans to send 14 thousand more National Guard units to Iraq to meet the demands of President Bush’s troop surge. We talk with Major General R. Martin Umbarger and Lt. Colonel Tim Thombleson about their units readiness

Diamonds On The Red Carpet

The film “Blood Diamond” is in the running for a “best picture” academy award. But what role will diamonds will play on the red carpet on Oscar night? We talk with Hitha Prabhakar who follows the diamond industry for and Corinna Gilfillan of Global Witness.

Another Cold War?

Is there another cold war brewing between the United States and Russia, or are the barbs traded between the two nations this week over U.S. plans to deploy elements of a national missile defense system in former Soviet satellites in Europe. Is it all just a lot of posturing?

A Beaver Returns To New York

A tree grows in Brooklyn, and now a beaver swims in the Bronx. We talk with Bronx democratic Congressman Jose Serrano about the citing of a wild beaver in New York City for the first time since the 1800’s.

Adapting Little Children to the big screen

The film “Little Children” is up for three Oscars on Sunday, including best adapted screenplay. We talk with nominee Tom Perrotta about the process of turning his book about the dark side of suburbia into a movie


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

November 24 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 28 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.