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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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Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.

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One Breast Cancer Advocate On Why She Hates Fundraising Walks

Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.

Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar’s New Album Responds To Refugee Crisis

Shankar said she decided to focus her new album, titled "Land of Gold," on the refugee crisis.

Does Raising The Minimum Wage Hurt Jobs?

We examine how increasing the minimum wage impacts the overall economy and job sector.

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DJ Sessions: From Southern Fried Soul To Dance Party Duos

In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.