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Rundown for January 31, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Hagel On The Hot Seat

Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is being grilled by the Senate Armed Services Committee, as it considers his nomination to be secretary of defense.

12:15 PM EST 13 Comments

Tiny Spaces For The Big Apple

Faced with a shortage of studio and one-bedroom apartments, New York has become the latest city to experiment with cleverly-designed “micro-apartments.”

12:15 PM EST 22 Comments

What Can Obama Actually Do About Climate Change?

President Obama has been talking the talk recently when it comes to climate change. But with a stagnant economy and a divided Congress, what – if anything – can he do about it?

12:40 PM EST Comment

In Russia, Ballet Dancers Questioned About Acid Attack

Detectives have been questioning members of the Bolshoi Ballet about the acid attack that nearly blinded the director of the company two weeks ago.

12:50 PM EST 6 Comments

Remembering Country-Rock Pioneer Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons is often called the father of country rock. He released his first solo record “GP” 40 years ago this month, but later that same year he died of a drug overdose.

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

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.

December 16 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."