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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.

April 16 7 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

April 15 Comment

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

April 14 122 Comments

Turkish Professor Concludes There Was An Armenian Genocide

While Turkey denies the killings were genocide, a Turkish professor explains how she arrived at the opposite conclusion.