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Rundown for January 25, 2013
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 and Jeremy

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

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

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Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.