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Rundown for January 16, 2013
12:06 PM EST 13 Comments

Inside The President’s Gun Control Plan

President Obama has announced a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month.

12:20 PM EST 7 Comments

Guns And The Role Of Mental Health Professionals

Part of President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence calls for removing barriers in federal law that limit how much information mental health professionals can share about potentially dangerous people.

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Who’s Going To The Super Bowl?

Super Bowl bids will be on the line when the San Francisco 49ers play the Falcons in Atlanta and the Baltimore Ravens visit the New England Patriots in the NFC and AFC title games Sunday.

12:40 PM EST 4 Comments

Challenges Facing Veterans

Unemployment, homelessness and suicide are just some of the issues facing the 2.5 million veterans of our two most recent wars.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Watching De Niro Play Your Dad, In A Movie About You

In Nick Flynn’s latest memoir, “The Reenactments,” he writes about the strange experience of having his life turned into a movie starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

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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.

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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.