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Rundown for November 28, 2012
12:06 PM EDT Comment

BP Suspended From New U.S. Government Contracts

BP has been temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion (pictured) and oil spill.

12:15 PM EDT 16 Comments

How To Prepare For The Next Superstorm Sandy

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston says we must improve U.S. infrastructure, so the next superstorm doesn’t cause as much damage as Sandy did.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Syrian Refugees Put Strain On Lebanon

New figures put the number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon at more than 100,000, with 30,000 more waiting to register. Many are struggling to find food, water and medical care.

12:40 PM EDT 4 Comments

Pediatricians: Teen Girls Should Have Access To Emergency Contraception

The American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors should provide prescriptions for the “morning after pill” to teenage girls, even if they have no plans to have sex.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

DIY Website For Kids Is A Gallery Of Ideas

Over the last decade, the “maker movement” has exploded. Now, a new DIY (do it yourself) website has been created for kids to learn and show off their skills.

12:55 PM EDT Comment

Listener Letters: Doctors’ Fees And Twinkies

We heard your from you on our story about doctors who prescribe expensive therapies, and we correct an error in our story last week on the possible demise of the Twinkie.

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

September 1 4 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.