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Wednesday January 30, 2008


Attorney General Michael Mukasey says it would be inappropriate for him to address whether waterboarding is torture. Mukasey testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Our guest is Evan Perez of The Wall Street Journal.


While some fast food restaurants are slimming down and offering low fat menu items, others have found a new niche market offering monster burgers.


With Florida in the rear view mirror, it’s on to Super Tuesday for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. We check in with New York Times Magazine contributing writer, Matt Bai. He is the author of “The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics.”


We look back on the life and work of Olivier Messiaen, a French composer, who took his inspiration from his Catholic faith and birds.

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 35 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30 5 Comments

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Two English professors and longtime friends got the idea for "Shakespeare, Not Stirred" while having a drink together.

September 30 5 Comments

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.