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Rundown for January 17, 2013
12:06 PM EST 3 Comments

Federal Prosecutor Says Aaron Swartz Case Handled Well

Boston-based U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says her office never sought maximum penalties in Swartz’s case and never told his attorneys it intended to.

12:15 PM EST 208 Comments

Many Colorado Kids View Smoking Pot As Healthy

Healthy, organic, locally grown – that’s how some teenagers in Colorado describe marijuana. Attitudes might change even more, now that adult recreational use of marijuana is legal there.

12:35 PM EST 4 Comments

Examining The Manti Te’o Fake Girlfriend Hoax

Media accounts surrounded Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o this season that his girlfriend died of leukemia in September. But it turns out she never existed.

12:40 PM EST 3 Comments

Car Industry Roaring Back At Detroit Auto Show

The hottest launch at the international auto show is the new Chevy Corvette. And with Asian and European economies slowing, the focus is back on the U.S. market.

12:45 PM EST 3 Comments

Update: Oxygen Cancels ‘Babies’ Mamas’

After nearly universal outrage, the Oxygen Network has canceled its plans to air the one-hour reality special, “All My Babies’ Mamas” about Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 kids and their ten mothers.

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11 Great Books Recently Translated Into English

There is plenty of great literature that we miss out on because it’s not written in English. We take a look at some excellent books that have recently been translated into English.

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

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.