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Rundown for December 3, 2012
12:06 PM EST 5 Comments

What 85 Donated Brains Reveal About Sports Concussions

Researchers at Boston University say the autopsies of 85 brains should leave no doubt that repeated head injuries can cause a progressive degenerative disease of the brain.

12:15 PM EST 3 Comments

A Parents’ Guide To Finding A Runaway Child

A Massachusetts couple launched a social media campaign to find their daughter Allie. Now, they’re teaching other parents of runaway children how to do the same.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Survivors Recall Massacre Against Iraqi Kurds

Almost 25 years have passed since the town of Halabja in northern Iraq suffered the worst chemical weapons attack ever perpetrated against a civilian population.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Economic Growth Leaves More Indians Hungry

Nearly half of all children under age three in India are underweight and 80 percent are anemic. That means more than 30 million children – the population equivalent of Canada – are going hungry.

12:50 PM EST 3 Comments

Stravinsky’s ‘Rite Of Spring’ Turns 100

In May 2013, composer Igor Stravinsky’s landmark work “The Rite of Spring” turns a century old. Already, there have been conferences and performances all over the world to celebrate.

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November 27 Comment

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.