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Rundown for December 10, 2008

What Next In Illinois?

Governor Rod Blagojevic is under arrest and facing extensive corruption charges, including an attempt to force the Chicago Tribune newspaper to fire editors who had criticized the governor and called for his impeachment.

Behavioral Economics

The once obscure field of behavioral economics has been getting a lot of attention these days.

Rating Companies and the Economic Downturn

What role did bond rating companies like Moody’s play in the economic crisis?

Chocolate, the Ancient Way

We visit Taza Chocolate, a company in Somerville Massachusetts. Taza makes chocolate through stone grinding: a process with roots in ancient Mexican traditions.

Eliott Carter Turns 100

Elliott Carter, one of the world’s most prolific living composers turns 100 tomorrow.

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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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Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

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Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

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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.