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2010 mid-term elections
November 4, 2010 Comment

Rundown 11/4

Fed Makes Bold Bet To Rev-up The Economy, Listeners Letters: Tea Party Midterm Victories, Will A Belly Dancer Shake Berlusconi From Office?, Teenage Voices Make Poems ‘Louder Than A Bomb’

November 3, 2010 Comment

Rundown 11/3

President Obama Faces New Political Reality, Alaska Senate Race Is Too Close To Call, From Legalizing Pot To Tax Measures, How Did Ballot Questions Fare?, What Will The History Books Say About The 2010 Midterms?

November 3, 2010 Comment

Slideshow: The Dawn Of A New Political Landscape

What do Republican gains mean for the next two years of Barack Obama’s presidency?

November 2, 2010 Comment

Rundown 11/2

A Voter’s Guide To Election Returns, When Casting A Ballot In The U.S. Was Dangerous, Giants Fans Pinch Themselves After Team’s First Series In 56 Years, Wikileaks Report Brings Vindication For War Correspondents, Mark Bittman Touts Part-Time Veganism

November 1, 2010 Comment

Election 2010 Sound Bites

Remember when Republican Sharron Angle told Democrat Harry Reid to “man up” and take responsibility for Nevada’s problems? Tell us your favorite political catch phrase.

October 27, 2010 Comment

Ty Burr's Favorite Campaign Season Films

We spoke with the Boston Globe film critic about his favorite election season films.

October 27, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/27

West Coast Races Could Decide Control Of The Senate, Money Pours Into Fight Over Key Ballot Measures, ‘Mad Men’ Inspires A Retro Halloween, Yale Discovers Spanish Masterpiece In The Basement, Political Films For The Political Season

October 26, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/26

Bullying May Violate Federal Law, How Prepared Are We For Disaster?, World Series Teams Vie To End Championship Drought, The Next Battle For Congress Starts In Races For The State House, What’s Cooking In The Kitchens Of America’s Newcomers?

October 25, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/25

In The Homestretch, Florida Gov. Candidates Make Final Impressions, The Foreclosure Crisis Could Lead To Title Insurance Mayhem, The Fishy Cases Of Some Japanese Centenarians, Power Of The Tweeter: Companies Cave To Anti-Social Media Campaigns, Mark Twain Still Sells 100 Years After His Death

October 22, 2010 12 Comments

Rundown 10/22

Following The Fall Out From Juan Williams’ Firing, Back To Baghdad: A Former Soldier And A Journalist Return To Iraq, French Pension Protests Continue, Scientists Say The Ocean Is The True Source Of Oil, Candidates Bait Each Other To ‘Man Up’ In Era Of ‘Truthiness’

October 21, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/21

Veteran NPR Journalist Fired For Comments About Muslims, Pennsylvania Becomes Bellwether State For Midterm Elections, Florida Schools Scramble To Meet Class Cap Requirements, After 16 Years In Prison, Clemency Sought In $11 Robbery Case, Tensions Flare Between The US And Pakistan, Not Your Grandfather’s Sherlock Holmes

October 19, 2010 20 Comments

Rundown 10/19

Some Lenders To Resume Home Foreclosures, Judge Strikes Down Montana’s Ban On Corporate Political Spending, What, Exactly, Is The US Chamber Of Commerce?, Climate Change Changes Fall Colors, Blogger Takes Aim At Campbell’s Soup, ‘Two Peds In A Pod’ Are On Frontline Of What’s Happening With Children, Political Silly Season

October 13, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/13

Chile Celebrates, World Watches As Miners Are Lifted To Freedom, Taking Temperature Of The Tea Party, Researcher Finds Half-Heard Conversations Are Twice As Annoying, After 50 Years, Jane Goodall Still Making Discoveries, Composer Eric Whitacre Creates Choirs In Cyberspace

October 11, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/11

Mine Rescue Could Start Soon, Right, Left Take A Page From The Same Playbook, Stumping On Columbus Day, Remembering The Cole, Remembering Solomon Burke

October 8, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/8

On The Campaign Trail, Candidates Focus On Economy, Where Will The Next Gen. Petraeus Come From?, Stolen Iraqi Art Returns Home, Finally, Curtain May Fall On Europe’s Last Gypsy Circus, Demands Growing For Nationwide Halt on Foreclosures, East Meets West In New Opera

September 30, 2010 Comment

Rundown 9/30

Secret Sex Video Linked To Student’s Suicide, The Skinny On Supplements, N.Y. Tea Party Candidate Boils Over, Americans Flunk Religious Literacy Test, ‘Our Boys’ Holds Smith Center, Kansas Together

September 28, 2010 Comment

Rundown 9/28

US Intensifies Attacks In Pakistan, GOP Targets State Houses In Highly Democratic Northeast, High-Powered Lasers Are A Danger To Pilots, Grieving Father Launches A Personal Crusade To Stop Texting While Driving, Pastry Competition Puts The Heat On Master Chefs

September 22, 2010 Comment

Rundown 9/22

Candidates Are In The Final Sprint To November, Turning An Inconvenient Eye On Public Education, Iranian Diaspora Protests Ahmadinejad, Power May Be Shifting in Pyongyang, But Life In North Korea Remains Brutal, Once Lost Hank Williams’ “Mother’s Best” Recordings Found

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February 5 9 Comments

Lead 101: Flint Crisis Is Latest Example Of America’s Lead Problem

Public health historian Gerald Markowitz reminds us that the problem of lead poisoning is anything but new.

February 5 5 Comments

Why Some Forensic Evidence Isn’t Accurate Or Reliable

The co-founder of the Innocence Project explains the problems with certain types of evidence, such as bite marks.

February 4 5 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?