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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 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.

April 23 Comment

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.

April 22 Comment

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.