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Wednesday January 30, 2008

MUKASEY

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.

FAT BURGERS

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

THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT

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.”

MESSIAEN

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.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 10 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 219 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.