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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 Forbes.com 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

Spotlight

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

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

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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.

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America’s Political Dynasties

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

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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.

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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.