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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

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

Robin and Jeremy

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

December 16 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 2 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."

December 15 11 Comments

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

December 15 3 Comments

Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.