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Tuesday December 2, 2008

Balance of Power in Senate Hinges on Georgia Run-Off

Today’s run-off election for US Senate in Georgia could help decide the balance of power in Congress.

Military Acquisitions

Every hour of every day the US government spends about $21 billion to procure new weapons systems.

Celestial Triangle

People around the world saw a bright celestial triangle as Venus and Jupiter aligned to form a frown-face with the crescent moon.

Obama and Governors Meet

About 40 Governors are meeting with Obama in Philadelphia to push for at least $125 billion in additional federal help to pay for healthcare for the poor, and road and bridge projects to stimulate the economy.

Hospital Singer

Here and Now’s Sasha Pfeiffer profiles a man who transports patients in a Boston hospital.

James Isaacs on Ray Davies

Here and Now’s James Isaacs brings us this appreciation of Ray Davies’s music.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.

July 18 20 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18 4 Comments

Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

What will drive Israel's decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?