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Rundown for January 14, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Obama Demands Quick Action On Debt Limit

President Obama is demanding that Congress raise the federal debt limit quickly, and warning Republicans not to demand concessions in exchange.

12:15 PM EST 11 Comments

Companies Try To Limit Digital Distractions

As technology connects us more and more effortlessly to all aspects of work, come companies are trying to disconnect employees both at work and at home.

12:35 PM EST 3 Comments

Jodie Foster Comes Out (Sort Of) And Retires (We Think)

In a rambling speech at the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, actress Jodie Foster ended decades of speculation by coming out of the closet, and suggested she might be retiring.

12:40 PM EST 30 Comments

Navy SEAL Loses Battle With PTSD

After serving in Iraq, Navy SEAL Rob Guzzo’s post traumatic stress got so bad that his parents – both Navy veterans – got him private treatment. But in the end, it didn’t help.

12:50 PM EST 8 Comments

Teaching Rock History Online

Berklee College of Music offers an online class on the history of rock, from bluesman Robert Johnson back in the 1930s, to Amanda Palmer using Kickstarter and Twitter to reach fans today.

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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.

December 16 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."