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Rundown for November 19, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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.

March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 17 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.