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Rundown for November 20, 2012
12:05 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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.

April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

April 23 Comment

Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.