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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.

November 25 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 7 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.