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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.

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

May 28 Comment

How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.

May 28 5 Comments

The Epic Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

How does a company go from controlling half the world's smartphone market to less than 1 percent?

May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.