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Rundown for January 24, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Kerry Testifies Before Panel He Chairs

U.S. Senator John Kerry is fielding questions from his colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as they review his nomination for Secretary of State.

12:35 PM EST Comment

EU Debt Crisis Spurs Migration To Germany

The latest figures show that an increasing number of Europeans – especially young people – are migrating to Germany, where the economy is doing relatively well.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Cuba’s Art Scene Is Flourishing

WBUR’s Andrea Shea goes on a (legal) cultural excursion to Cuba, led by a Boston gallery owner. The trip’s angle is artistic, but also humanitarian.

12:45 PM EST 4 Comments

5 Recipes From The Oregon Truffle Festival

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst brings us photos, recipes and more from the Oregon Truffle Festival, where you can learn to grow, hunt and cook the coveted fungi.

12:50 PM EST 17 Comments

What It’s Really Like To Be A Woman In Combat

Maj. Candice Frost, a West Point grad who’s been in the Army for 15 years, says women have already found themselves in combat unofficially.

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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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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

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.