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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.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.