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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.

August 21 21 Comments

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

August 21 Comment

Syrian Clarinetist Finds A Home For His Music

"Does the clarinet stop a bullet or does it feed a child or does it rebuild a destroyed home?" Kinan Azmeh asks. "Of course it doesn't. But... it can inspire."

August 20 Comment

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 7 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.