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Rundown for November 29, 2012
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

What U.N. Recognition Means To Palestinians, Israelis

Despite U.S. and Israeli opposition, the United Nations is expected to vote to recognize a Palestinian state, and give it non-member observer status at the U.N.

12:15 PM EST 59 Comments

Should Supermarket Plastic Bags Be Banned?

An increasing number of communities are banning the super-thin plastic bags commonly found in supermarkets. But what’s the alternative? Critics say paper bags may have a higher environmental cost.

12:35 PM EST 5 Comments

White House, Congress Talk As ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Nears

With an end of the year deadline rapidly approaching, there has been little evident progress in negotiations on how to avert the economy-rattling “fiscal cliff.”

12:40 PM EST 4 Comments

Tony Bennett On Zen, Art And His Prolific Music Career

At the age of 86, legendary singer Tony Bennett carries a full concert schedule, just released a new album and published a new book, “Life is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett.”

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

November 25 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 8 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.