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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.

April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

April 23 Comment

Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.