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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 2 13 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

March 2 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

February 27 5 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.