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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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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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

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 2 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."

December 15 11 Comments

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

December 15 3 Comments

Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.