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Rundown for December 28, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Last Ditch Effort Underway To Avert ‘Fiscal Cliff’

President Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House Friday afternoon, and House members are holding an unusual session Sunday.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

Jimmy Webb’s Great American Songbook

Jimmy Webb is probably better known for the songs he’s written for other people, but he’s also a terrific singer himself. That’s on display on his latest original album, “Just Across The River.”

12:35 PM EDT 3 Comments

Local Justice In Afghanistan

The Taliban has earned popularity in Afghanistan by delivering a form of local justice. But there are signs the Afghan government and police are making inroads to change that.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Advice To Pope: Sharpen Up Your Tweets

Here & Now’s media analyst offers some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for media companies and people who use Twitter – including Pope Benedict XVI.

12:50 PM EDT 10 Comments

Keeping The Faith In A Difficult Year

In a year that is ending with the horror of the Newtown massacre we wondered, how can we deal with the unspeakable grief left over from that day?

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A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 38 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30 5 Comments

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Two English professors and longtime friends got the idea for "Shakespeare, Not Stirred" while having a drink together.

September 30 5 Comments

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.