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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.

March 25 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 13 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.

March 24 7 Comments

Britain’s ‘Greatest Complainer’ Doesn’t Get Mad, He Gets Even

Jasper Griegson is a complaint expert and wrote over 5,000 complaint letters on behalf of readers of the British newspaper, The Daily Express.

March 24 13 Comments

Flushable Wipes Wiping Out Sewer Systems

It turns out flushable wipes aren't septic-safe -- and they've been wreaking havoc on London's sewer system and systems around the world.