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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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Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.