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Rundown for January 25, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 6 Comments

Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic May Soon Close

In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, states have restricted access to abortion. The latest battleground is Mississippi, which may become the only state without an abortion clinic.

12:15 PM EDT 12 Comments

U.S. And China Investing In Each Other’s Clean Energy Tech

While politicians in Beijing and Washington are trading bitter words over renewable energy, U.S. and Chinese investors are rushing to invest in each other’s clean energy firms.

12:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

U.S. Says School Sports Are A Civil Right For Disabled

The directive is the biggest change since Title IX mandated equal athletic opportunities for women, and it started with Olympic wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden.

12:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

Remembering A Slam Poetry Legend

For 20 years, Jack McCarthy was an unassuming yet powerful force on the poetry slam scene. Usually the province of the young, the edgy, the angry, McCarthy stood out.

12:50 PM EDT 4 Comments

Grammy Nomination For John Fullbright

Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright, 24, just picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album for his CD “From the Ground Up.”

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

April 15 7 Comments

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

April 15 14 Comments

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it's easy to fool the IRS, but there's one catch: "you have to be rich." He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

April 14 4 Comments

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

April 14 8 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Loses Limbs But Finds New Life

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.