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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.

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 14 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."