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Rundown for February 18, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 7 Comments

President Proposing Ten-Year Brain Study Project

The Obama administration is planning a large, long term effort to understand and map the human brain, according to a report by The New York Times.

12:15 PM EDT 15 Comments

Who Should (And Should Never) Take Aspirin

We’ve all heard that if you’re having a heart attack, you should take aspirin. But is it always appropriate to take aspirin for heart disease? And who should never take it?

12:35 PM EDT 3 Comments

Mindy McCready’s Beautiful Voice, Troubled Life

One month after the boyfriend of country star Mindy McCready is believed to have committed suicide, McCready herself apparently has taken her own life.

12:40 PM EDT 19 Comments

When Teens’ Constant Texting Is Dating Abuse

Advocacy groups say continually checking in on a partner and demanding to know what he or she is doing is a type of dating abuse – something that one in four teens has experienced.

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The Changing Role Of First Lady

On this President’s Day, we look at how the role of the First Lady has changed dramatically, depending on the woman in the office and the times in which she served.

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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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What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.

April 21 Comment

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

April 21 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.