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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.

Spotlight

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

Robin and Jeremy

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

December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

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America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

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Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

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Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.