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Rundown for February 12, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

Senate Heads Toward Vote On Anti-Violence Act

The measure would renew the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which expired in 2011, and broaden it to cover gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women.

12:15 PM EDT 43 Comments

Is Change In A Cup The Best Way To Help The Homeless?

The head of the National Coalition for the Homeless says he’s among those who feel conflicted about giving money to panhandlers on the street.

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Emergency Alert Hoax Warns Montana Of Zombies

There are no zombies in Montana, despite a real-sounding emergency alert that kicked in over programming on two television stations there.

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Sexual Assaults Persist In Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Cairo’s Tahrir Square is still a focus of many protests, but recently it’s become notorious for more menacing reasons: the number of sexual assaults that take place there.

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A Call For A Greener State Of The Union

Instead of arguing that green energy creates jobs, The New York Times’ David Leonhardt says Democrats should argue that climate change is turning out to be even more expensive.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Carrie Rodriguez Fiddles Her Way To Center Stage

Austin, Tex. singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez started out playing classical violin as a child. But though she went on to the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, the fiddle called her.

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Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.

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One Breast Cancer Advocate On Why She Hates Fundraising Walks

Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.

Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar’s New Album Responds To Refugee Crisis

Shankar said she decided to focus her new album, titled "Land of Gold," on the refugee crisis.

Does Raising The Minimum Wage Hurt Jobs?

We examine how increasing the minimum wage impacts the overall economy and job sector.

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DJ Sessions: From Southern Fried Soul To Dance Party Duos

In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.