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Rundown for November 8, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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.

March 2 13 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

March 2 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

February 27 5 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.