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Rundown for September 27, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 6 Comments

Political Wrap Up: From Polls To Debate Prep

President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states to promote a “new economic patriotism.”

12:15 PM EDT 105 Comments

Do ‘Ghost Bikes’ Show Failures Of Road Sharing?

So-called “ghost bikes” serve as a reminder of cyclist fatalities. But they may spotlight the need for more safety efforts.

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Negative Ads Flood The Airwaves In Ohio Senate Race

Ohio’s Senate race was once rated one of the most competitive in the country, but a barrage of negative ads may be changing that.

12:40 PM EDT 5 Comments

New Allergy Test Offers Hope For Some Families

A new allergy test is revealing that some kids who were told they had food allergies are not allergic to what they thought.

12:50 PM EDT 5 Comments

The Voice Of Rocky The Squirrel Turns 95

In her decades as a voice actress, June Foray has portrayed a multitude of animated characters: From Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show to Witch Hazel from Looney Tunes.

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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

June 29 8 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29 34 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 80 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.