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Rundown for January 7, 2013
12:06 PM EST 3 Comments

Hagel, Brennan Nominations Expected To Be Controversial

President Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel as his next secretary of defense and John Brennan as the next head of the CIA.

12:15 PM EST 11 Comments

Educator Answers Your Questions On iPads In The Classroom

From costs and logistics to limiting cheating and distractions, educator Patrick Larkin answered your questions about iPads in the classroom, during a live web chat with more than 200 participants.

12:35 PM EST Comment

NHL Lockout Finally Comes To An End

The National Hockey League and its players have reached a deal to end a lockout that’s wiped out nearly four months of the season.

12:40 PM EST 14 Comments

Gun Control On Conn. Lawmakers’ Agenda

The Connecticut state legislature opens a new session this week, less than a month after the horrific mass shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

12:50 PM EST 11 Comments

In An Age Of Driverless Cars, A Call For Robot Ethics

There are already robots that operate vehicles and assist in surgery. NYU professor Gary Marcus says we need to start thinking about giving these robots a moral code.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

March 2 13 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

March 2 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

February 27 5 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.