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Rundown for January 11, 2013
12:06 PM EST 35 Comments

Violent Video Games Under Scrutiny

Amid a national conversation about video games after the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting, one city plans to offer coupons in exchange for trashing violent games.

12:15 PM EST 8 Comments

Link Between Illness And Timing For Meals, Sleep

Researchers have found evidence that the disruption of circadian rhythms may be connected to weight gain, diabetes and even some types of cancer.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Major League Baseball Plans New Drug Testing

The same week that no players were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame due to the taint of steroids, there’s a plan to expand the MLB drug testing program.

12:40 PM EST Comment

The Great Maple Syrup Heist

The greatest agricultural theft in history was of maple syrup. Last year, six million pounds of maple syrup was stolen from the Global Maple Syrup Reserve.

12:50 PM EST 4 Comments

Timur And The Dime Museum Offer Up Post-Punk Screaming Opera

If you put Borat and Rufus Wainwright in a band you might wind up with the unique sound that belongs to this group, fronted by Kazakhstan-born Timur Bekbosunov.

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

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 19 221 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.