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Rundown for December 28, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.