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Rundown for February 13, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 6 Comments

Rubio’s Sip Of Water Steals The Show

Sen. Marco Rubio’s brief sip of water during his GOP response to the State of the Union address may have gotten more immediate attention than any policy ideas.

12:15 PM EDT 6 Comments

Mapping The Intersection Of Politics And Science

We lay out the biggest issues facing science, scientists and science education, with the head of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

12:35 PM EDT 9 Comments

Conditions Worsen Aboard Cruise Ship

Conditions are reportedly going from bad to worse for the 4,000 people on board a Carnival cruise ship, stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. We talk with two mothers whose daughters are passengers.

12:40 PM EDT 10 Comments

Medical Marijuana Comes To More States

As more states legalize medical marijuana, Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer goes to Maine to check out what the marijuana dispensaries there are like.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Carbon Tax Turns Into Windfall For Airlines

Airlines in the U.S. have collected as much as a billion dollars from its passengers to comply with a European Union law that has yet to go into effect.

12:55 PM EDT 3 Comments

Romans Weigh In On Pope’s Resignation

What are Catholics saying about the news that the pope will be stepping down at the end of the month? The BBC’s Dan Damon spoke to the faithful on the streets of the Eternal City.

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Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.

May 26 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain's bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 26 2 Comments

Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you'll get 100 different answers.