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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.

Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.