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Wednesday December 3, 2008

Auto Workers Meet

Representatives for the United Auto Workers unions are holding an emergency meeting in Detroit today.

Healthcare in the USA

We talk to Dr. Atul Gawande, a Boston surgeon, author of “Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance,” and former health policy advisor to former President Clinton about the state of healthcare in the United States.

Fuel Efficiency

We talk with Paul Eisenstein, who runs the Detroit Bureau News Service, about new technologies that increase fuel efficiency.

Red Sox Caskets

Red Sox fans can now take their loyalty to the grave–literally.

Bill Littlefield’s Sportswriting Picks

If you’re looking for a gift for the lover of sports literature this holiday season, Only a Game host, author, and book reviewer Bill Littlefield has some suggestions from this year’s crop of sports books.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 13 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."