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Rundown for November 27, 2012
12:06 PM EST 10 Comments

GOP Senators More Troubled After Rice Meeting

Three Republican senators who met Tuesday with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice say they are more troubled now over her initial explanations about the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya.

12:15 PM EST 506 Comments

Top Neurosurgeon Claims ‘Proof Of Heaven’

Dr. Eben Alexander is prompting much discussion over his claim that while in a coma he met a guardian angel and traveled through many realms of existence to meet a divine being.

12:35 PM EST Comment

The Once-Promising Political Career Of Jesse Jackson Jr.

The jockeying for position to fill the seat soon to be vacated by Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. has begun. Jackson resigned last week, acknowledging treatment for bipolar disorder.

12:40 PM EST 5 Comments

Are Profits Driving Treatments For Prostate Cancer?

Cases in California, Washington, Maryland and South Carolina are leading investigators and Medicare to ask if financial incentives are influencing treatments doctors recommend for prostate cancer.

12:50 PM EST 2 Comments

A Sit-Down With Alexander McCall Smith

At this year’s Boston Book Festival, Here & Now’s Robin Young spoke with prolific author Alexander McCall Smith. His latest book is “The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel.”

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December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.

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‘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 4 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."