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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.

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Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

August 27 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.