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Rundown for May 26, 2011
12:00 PM EDT Comment

Republicans Left Holding Medicare Hot Potato

House Speaker John Boehner is unveiling the Republican’s “Plan for America’s Job Creators” Thursday, a day after Senate Democrats forced a vote yesterday on Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget that included a controversial plan to reshape Medicare. The plan was voted down, but Republicans were put on the spot and forced to vote for the politically risky plan, or risk pushback from inside the party.

12:15 PM EDT 10 Comments

How Cell Phones Give Researchers ‘God’s-Eye View Of Human Behavior’

Apple created a stir last month after researchers discovered the iPhone was storing years of data tracking a user’s location. What else can cell phones tell us?

12:30 PM EDT Comment

Lagging Academic Performance Draws Penalties For Key NCAA Teams

The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team won the national championship this year, but it’s also one of a handful of dominant basketball and football programs to receive NCAA penalties this week for poor academic performance.

12:39 PM EDT Comment

Serbian War Crimes Suspect Arrested

Gen. Ratko Mladic, Europe’s most wanted war crimes suspect, has been arrested in Serbia after years in hiding, the country’s president said Thursday.

12:45 PM EDT Comment

As Search Continues, Joplin Radio Station Helps Connect Tornado Survivors

We speak with Chad Elliot of KZRG in Joplin, Missouri, who has been on the air practically around the clock since Sunday’s deadly tornado, trying to connect people in need in Joplin.

12:50 PM EDT 15 Comments

Kicking Off The Summer Grilling Season With Chef Kathy Gunst

Memorial Day means time to haul out the grill, and turn to Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst.

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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.