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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.

March 25 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 13 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.

March 24 7 Comments

Britain’s ‘Greatest Complainer’ Doesn’t Get Mad, He Gets Even

Jasper Griegson is a complaint expert and wrote over 5,000 complaint letters on behalf of readers of the British newspaper, The Daily Express.

March 24 13 Comments

Flushable Wipes Wiping Out Sewer Systems

It turns out flushable wipes aren't septic-safe -- and they've been wreaking havoc on London's sewer system and systems around the world.