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Rundown for December 5, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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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.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.