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Rundown for November 26, 2008

Holiday Travel

AAA is predicting a fall in Thanksgiving travel for the first time in seven years.

A Conversation with Rose Styron

We revisit a conversation with Rose Styron, wife of author William Styron, from the fall of 2006.

The Economy

Mortgage rates fell after the government pledged to pump $800 billion into the credit markets yesterday, but a trio of reports today paint a troubling picture of the economy.

Word of the Year?

It’s “bailout,” according to the online Merriam Webster — hundreds of thousands of us have been going to our computer to look it up.

Calvin Trillin

Calvin Trillin, the “Deadline Poet” for The Nation, looks back at the year in politics.

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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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What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

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Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.

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Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

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‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.