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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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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.