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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.

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Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

August 27 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.