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Rundown for February 6, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Shedding Light On Romney’s Record On Contraception

As governor of Massachusetts in 2005, Mitt Romney required all Massachusetts hospitals, including Catholic ones, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims, even though some Catholics view the morning-after pill as a form of abortion.

12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Jobs Numbers Show ‘Bifurcated Economy’

Economist Cliff Waldman says that while more people are getting jobs, the percentage of people who have been unemployed for 6 months or more rose to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

12:20 PM EDT 5 Comments

Looking For A Job And Turning To Twitter

Waltham, Mass., resident Dave Cutler is hoping his activity on social media will grab the attention of prospective employers and help him land a job.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

57 Seconds Left In the Super Bowl And The Quarterback Says What?

It was an odd game last night — with Giants quarterback Eli Manning telling his running back not to score even though the Giants were losing. And this happened with less than a minute on the clock.

12:45 PM EDT Comment

Super Bowl Ads: Amateurs Beat Out Madison Avenue

Move over Madison Avenue– consumers created the most popular ads this Super Bowl. From the funny to the wistful to the downright raunchy, which ads were the winners and losers this Super Bowl?

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Margot Livesey Mines Scottish Roots And ‘Jane Eyre’ For New Novel

Author Margot Livesey read Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” when she was a nine-year-old in Scotland and identified strongly with the orphan Jane. We speak with Livesey about how Jane Eyre is incorporated into her new novel.

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April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

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Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

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What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.