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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.

April 15 7 Comments

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

April 15 14 Comments

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it's easy to fool the IRS, but there's one catch: "you have to be rich." He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

April 14 4 Comments

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

April 14 7 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Loses Limbs But Finds New Life

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.