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Rundown for November 20, 2012
12:05 PM EST Comment

Web Chat: Kathy Answers Your Thanksgiving Culinary Questions

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst answered your questions during a live web chat. You can “replay” the chat to read through all of her answers, ideas and tips.

12:06 PM EST 3 Comments

Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas May Be Close

Hamas representatives holding talks in Cairo, Egypt, said a ceasefire with Israel was close at hand, but Israel denied an agreement has been reached to end the current conflict in Gaza.

12:15 PM EST 2 Comments

A Fiscal Cliff Fix: What It Means For Your Wallet

Wealthy investors are already taking steps to shield themselves from the possibility of higher taxes, but what are middle and lower income Americans facing?

12:35 PM EST 32 Comments

Is The Secession Movement Succeeding?

Dozens of state secession petitions have emerged on the White House’s “We The People” website. Some have enough signatures to trigger a response from the White House.

12:40 PM EST 4 Comments

Picking Up The Pieces In Sandy-Devastated Towns

While Here & Now’s Chris Ballman was on the Jersey Shore helping his dad tear down walls and remove waterlogged insulation, he filed an audio postcard from Holgate, N.J.

12:50 PM EST 3 Comments

Philadelphia Singer Melody Gardot Goes Global

The music of Portugal, Argentina and Brazil has found its way into Melody Gardot’s latest album.

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

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 221 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.