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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.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

Robin and Jeremy

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

November 26 5 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.