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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.

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 12 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."