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Rundown for December 5, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Obama Hardens On Raising Tax Rates, Divided Republicans Plan Next Move

In his first post-election interview, President Obama insisted that Republicans will have to agree to tax rate increases as part of any plan to avoid going over the looming “fiscal cliff.”

12:15 PM EDT 39 Comments

Hotel Confidential: An Industry Insider Tells All

Jacob Tomsky’s new book, “Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality,” discloses all the ways a front desk clerk can get back at rude guests.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Hazardous Materials Plague Two U.S. Towns

While more residents of Paulsboro, N.J. are ordered to leave their homes due to air contamination from a train derailment, authorities in northwest Louisiana are still working to secure explosive powder.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

After Gaza Ceasefire, A Stronger But Divided Hamas

Most analysts say Hamas emerged stronger from the latest violence between Israelis and Palestinians. But Hamas is divided, with one set of leaders in Gaza, and another set in exile.

12:50 PM EDT 14 Comments

Reporting The Revolutionary War

It’s pretty cool to feel a piece of history in your hands. That’s what we got to do when Todd Andrlik came to talk about his book “Reporting The Revolutionary War: Before It Was History It was News.”

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

March 26 2 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

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How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 16 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.