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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.

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 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 15 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.