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Rundown for November 30, 2012
9:34 AM EDT 7 Comments

Supreme Court Weighs Gay Marriage Cases

Plaintiffs fighting California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage there, are hoping that the Supreme Court will decide Friday to consider their case this term.

11:17 AM EDT 3 Comments

Mexico’s President-Elect Vows To Change Drug War Strategy

Mexico’s President-elect, Enrique Pena Nieto, will take office on Saturday and vows to change his country’s drug war strategy.

12:11 PM EDT 4 Comments

Conservative Bishops Embrace Hero Of Catholic Left For Sainthood

The late social activist Dorothy Day was a hero of the Catholic left. So why did the conservative U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops vote to advance her towards sainthood?

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

Penn State Ethics Class Takes On Sandusky Scandal

Penn State’s Ethics Leadership class is allowing students to confront the ethical dilemmas involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

12:48 PM EDT 2 Comments

Musicians, Poets Collaborate At Famous Cemetery

Filled with history, gardens and rolling hills, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass., turns out to be the perfect place for an unusual musical concert.

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Civil Rights Activist Lawrence Guyot Spent A Lifetime Fighting For Voters’ Rights

Civil Rights activist Lawrence Guyot died last Thursday at the age of 73. Throughout his life he fought for voters’ rights.

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Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.

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One Breast Cancer Advocate On Why She Hates Fundraising Walks

Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.

Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar’s New Album Responds To Refugee Crisis

Shankar said she decided to focus her new album, titled "Land of Gold," on the refugee crisis.

Does Raising The Minimum Wage Hurt Jobs?

We examine how increasing the minimum wage impacts the overall economy and job sector.

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DJ Sessions: From Southern Fried Soul To Dance Party Duos

In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.