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12:07 PM EDT Comment

President Heads To Michigan As Unions Fight To Stop State’s Right To Work Law

Michigan legislators are expected to pass the “Right To Work” law on Tuesday in a final vote, but thousands of union representatives have begun gathering in Lansing, the state capital, to protest.

12:10 PM EDT 52 Comments

New Trend In Health Insurance: Low-Cost Concierge Medicine

Atlas MD is a family practice in Wichita, Kan., that charges most of its adult patients just $50 a month for unlimited visits, free medical tests, house calls… you even get the doctor’s cellphone number.

12:30 PM EDT Comment

Cummington’s Old Creamery Cooperative is Born

The story of how a community came together to buy and run a much-loved grocery store.

12:40 PM EDT 13 Comments

Detain And Release: When Illegal Immigrants Commit A Crime

Maria Sacchetti of the Boston Globe reports on the detention and release of illegal immigrants with criminal records in the US.

12:45 PM EDT 4 Comments

Persian Twists On Hanukkah Favorites

Looking for new dishes to spice up your Hanukkah? Chef Reyna Simnegar infuses Persian recipes with a Latin spirit.

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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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Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 41 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.