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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.

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

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Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.

May 26 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain's bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 26 2 Comments

Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you'll get 100 different answers.