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Rundown for November 19, 2012
12:06 PM EST Comment

Gaza Death Toll Rises, Diplomats Try To Avoid Ground War

Both Israeli officials and representatives of Hamas, which governs Gaza, have been speaking behind the scenes with Egyptian diplomats about conditions for a ceasefire.

12:15 PM EST 4 Comments

Syrian Americans Press For Regime Change

Michigan surgeon Abdelmajid Jondy recently returned to his native Syria to provide care in opposition strongholds. His American daughter is a member of the Syrian National Council.

12:35 PM EST 17 Comments

What Really Killed Hostess Brands?

Hostess Brands will start selling off its assets on Monday. We take a look at what brought down the iconic 82-year-old maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread.

12:40 PM EST 2 Comments

Athletes Find Quick, Easy College Credits Online

A small community college in Oklahoma is one of the schools offering two-week online courses that some athletes are turning to when they need quick credits to stay eligible.

12:50 PM EST 8 Comments

What’s In A Twinkie?

All the talk about the possible loss of the Twinkie got us thinking about our 2007 interview with Steve Ettlinger, who set out on a quest to learn about the contents of the yellow snack food.

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

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.

December 16 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."