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Rundown for November 29, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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

July 6 38 Comments

Military Analyst Andrew Bacevich On Iraq, ISIS

This is the first in a series of conversations about the relationship between the Iraq War and fight against ISIS.

July 6 5 Comments

The Rise Of The MP3 And The Fall Of The CD

Stephen Witt discusses his book "How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy."

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Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

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Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.