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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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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 9 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 19 214 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.