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Rundown for November 8, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Washington Gears Up For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Showdown

Without a budget deal to head off the fiscal showdown, the nation faces a combination of expiring Bush-era tax cuts and steep across-the-board spending cuts.

12:15 PM EDT Comment

Fear In Syria’s Capital, As War Becomes Reality

Damascus, a Syrian government stronghold, has been largely shielded from the uprising that turned into a civil war. But that’s changing now.

12:25 PM EDT Comment

Listener Letters: Dark Money And Brogues

We hear from listeners about a report on so-called “dark money” used during political campaigns; The Onion’s satirical coverage; and the difference between a brogue and a burr.

12:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

‘Occupy Sandy’ Uses Wedding Registry For Storm Victims

The Occupy Wall Street movement of a year ago is back – as Occupy Sandy. The group is coordinating volunteers and donations, with a little help from an online gift registry commonly used for weddings.

12:40 PM EDT 6 Comments

From ‘Dr. No’ to ‘Skyfall,’ The Music Of Bond

Ever since Sean Connery introduced himself in the 1962 James Bond film “Dr. No,” music has been an integral part of the Bond mystique.

Music From The Show

From Morcheeba to Julliard String Quartet.

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Robin and Jeremy

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

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.

April 23 Comment

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.

April 22 Comment

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.