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Rundown for December 3, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 31 4 Comments

Widow Of American Ebola Victim Speaks Out

We hear from Decontee Sawyer of Minnesota, whose husband, a Liberian government official, became the first American to die in this outbreak.

July 31 2 Comments

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.