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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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April 15 7 Comments

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

April 15 14 Comments

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it's easy to fool the IRS, but there's one catch: "you have to be rich." He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

April 14 4 Comments

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

April 14 8 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Loses Limbs But Finds New Life

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.