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

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Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.

August 26 8 Comments

It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri

From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR's Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.

August 26 95 Comments

A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, "our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia."