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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

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

Robin and Jeremy

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

May 4 Comment

A Pen-Pal Friendship Changes Two Lives

Caitlin Alifirenka of Pennsylvania and Martin Ganda of Zimbabwe became best friends – and better people – through their exchange.

Ana Sortun: How To Avoid The Biggest Mistakes In The Kitchen

The award-winning chef joins us in the kitchen for a demonstration on how to do it right, from greens to grains.

May 1 Comment

Lincoln History Told Through Tree Rings

At President Abraham Lincoln's funeral in 1865, the oak tree stood just a few feet from the event, shading the funeral choir.

May 1 Comment

Chigozie Obioma Makes A Splash With Debut Novel

"The Fishermen" is earning raves in the literary world and drawing comparisons to the late Chinua Achebe.