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Friday December 5, 2008

The Economy

The Labor Department announced that November layoffs were much worse than expected, with employers cutting the most jobs in 34 years, bringing the unemployment rate to 6.7%.

The Man

In 1964, author Irving Wallace wrote a novel called The Man about a black U.S. senator who becomes president of the United States.

Digging Out Haiti

Several months after a series of storms, Haitians in the city of Gonaives are still living on their roof tops while tons of mud get moved.

Low Wage Workers Reflect on a Bad Economy

The Return of Hard Rock

Three hard rock albums have been making news this fall: Guns N’ Roses “Chinese Democracy”, ACDC’s “Black Ice” and Metallica’s “Death Magnetic”. Here and Now’s Pop Culture Critic Renee Graham reviews them for us.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 31 4 Comments

Widow Of American Ebola Victim Speaks Out

We hear from Decontee Sawyer of Minnesota, whose husband, a Liberian government official, became the first American to die in this outbreak.

July 31 2 Comments

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

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.