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12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 41 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.