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Rundown for December 11, 2008

Illinois Corruption Scandal Creates Headache for Obama

President-elect Barack Obama is being hit with questions over how much he and his staff knew about the investigation into Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s alleged scheme to sell Obama’s Senate seat.

Novelist Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb’s first two books, “She’s Come Undone” and “I Know This Much Is True” were both acclaimed best sellers.

Praying for the Auto Industry

Sports

Even professional sports is feeling the strain of the economy. Bill Littlefield of Only A Game joins us.

Before Sarah Palin, There Was Michael Palin

We revisit our conversation with comedian Michael Palin of the famed Monty Python Troupe.

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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.

August 21 21 Comments

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

August 21 Comment

Syrian Clarinetist Finds A Home For His Music

"Does the clarinet stop a bullet or does it feed a child or does it rebuild a destroyed home?" Kinan Azmeh asks. "Of course it doesn't. But... it can inspire."

August 20 Comment

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 7 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.