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Thursday, September 15, 2011

How Do We Pay For Better Roads & Bridges?

In this aerial photo taken Aug. 30, 2011, the damage to Vermont Route 4 in Killington, Vt. is seen. (AP)

In this aerial photo taken Aug. 30, 2011, the damage to Vermont Route 4 in Killington, Vt. is seen. (AP)

The American Society of Civil Engineers recommends that the United States spend $17 billion a year on bridge maintenance, much more than the $10.5 billion actually spent.

Increasing the federal gas tax, privatizing roads and boosting fees for driving during peak traffic hours are some of the ideas proposed for raising money to improve infrastructure.

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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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Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 42 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.