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Rundown for January 16, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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.

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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.

April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

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Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

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What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.