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Rundown for November 23, 2011
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Digesting The GOP Debate And Mitt Romney’s First TV Ad

The Republican candidates for president sparred over immigration, the Patriot Act and profiling during Tuesday night’s debate in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, a new Romney ad inaccurately portrays a quote from the President.

12:15 PM EST 4 Comments

Libyan Author Plans His Return, With Hopes Of Finding His Father

Author Hisham Matar is returning to Libya for the first time in 30 years. In part, he’s hoping to find his father, a dissident who was jailed under Moammar Gadhafi.

12:35 PM EST 5 Comments

UC Davis Chancellor: Police Were Told Not To Use Force

In an interview with the Sacramento Bee, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi insists the school’s police department defied her orders last week when they pepper sprayed peaceful Occupy protesters.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Protests Continue Ahead Of Planned Parliamentary Elections In Egypt

The UN is strongly condemning what it calls the use of excessive force by Egyptian security forces — as some Egyptian citizens continue to call for an end to the military’s rule.

12:50 PM EST 11 Comments

Why Detroit Football Fans Are Protesting Nickelback Performance

The band Nickelback will be playing at the Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers football game, but some are petitioning against the group saying, “haven’t the good people of Detroit been through enough?”

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.