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Monday, April 1, 2013
"Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Ron Rash (Photo Courtesy)

Critically acclaimed author Ron Rash is back with a collection of short stories, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”

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Friday, November 12, 2010

What happens when the son of a fire chief, and the grandson of an arsonist decides to become a local fire reporter?

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
CatPaj_Blanche

Children’s illustrator Wallace Edwards brings familiar expressions to life. Share your favorite idioms with us!

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Monday, October 25, 2010
Candidates for Florida governor Alex Sink, left, and Rick Scott meet for their first face-to-face debate Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in Miami. (AP)

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

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Monday, October 18, 2010
Youths shout at riot police officers during a students demonstration in Lyon, France. (AP)

France Buffeted By Strikes And New Terror Threat, Online Tool Lets Patients Negotiate With Doctors, New Guidelines Drop The ‘P’ From CPR, Jimmy Carter Biography Follows The Story Of Peanut Farmer To President, Harold Bloom Looks At ‘Last Poems’

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Friday, October 15, 2010
From "The 3 Little Dassies." (Courtesy of the author)

Who Won The Nevada Senate Debate?, 2011 Is Electric! What’s Hot In New Cars, Candidates Trade Barbs But Keep It Civil, Iranian President Taunts Israel, Teams Inch Closer To The Fall Classic, Author Jan Brett Hits The Road With ‘The 3 Little Dassies’

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Friday, October 15, 2010
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On her book tours, Jan Brett doesn’t fly around the country. Instead, she criss-crosses the country in a tour bus, rock star-style!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Candidates for governor in California, Republican Meg Whitman, left, and Democrat Jerry Brown at a debate in Fresno, Calif. (AP)

High Court Hears Arguments On Vaccine Side Effects, Healthcare Reform Gets Mixed Marks, California Candidates Spar Over Name Calling, To Prevent Suicides, Movement Tells Gay Teens ‘It Gets Better’, Authors Spin Childhood Tales Of Writer Zora Neale Hurston

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Thursday, September 23, 2010
President Obama addresses a summit on the Millennium Development Goals at United Nations headquarters in New York. (AP)

President Obama Addresses The UN General Assembly, American Agents Go Undercover To Snag An Iranian Arms Smuggler, White House Looks For New Economic Quarterback, Nations Jockey For Control Of North Pole Resources, Wordsmiths Offer Help For The Verbally Challenged

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
('Howl' copyright 1956, 2010, by Allen Ginsberg, LLC. Art and introduction copyright 2010 by Eric Drooker.)

Democrats Push To Repeal ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’, Google & Apple Face Off In The Battle For Your TV Remote, Cyber-squatting’ On Members Of Congress, A Rabbi, An Imam, And A Pastor Walk Into A Classroom, Film, Graphic Novel Visualize Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.(AP)

American Troops Begin New Role As Advisers In Iraq, Middle East Peace Talks Resume Amidst Hope For Compromise, Louisiana Shrimp Festival Also Honors The Oil Industry, Bracelet Links Reporter To Missing Soldier, Gail Caldwell Memorializes Caroline Knapp

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo., celebrates after winning the Democratic primary in Colorado on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. (AP)

Voters Send Mixed Message, Picking Both Establishment and Upstart Candidates, Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ramadan, A Flight Attendant’s Final Straw, Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis, Barbara Kingsolver’s Prize Winning Novel Tells Tales of Mexico and MaCarthyism

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

Author Carl Hiaasen turns his satirical eye to the seedy side of celebrity in his new book, “Star Island.”

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Thursday, March 11, 2010
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" star Zachary Gordon attends a special screening earlier this month (AP/StarPix)

Raise Taxes Or Cut Education In Illinois, Legislating Screening For Postpartum Depression, Why Russian Hackers Are So Successful, Ken Starr On ‘The Al Qaeda 7,’ Listener Letters, ‘Wimpy Kid’ Author

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Financial Industry Bonuses, A Who’s Who of Insurgents in Pakistan, Rush Limbaugh and the St. Louis Rams, Five Farms, Part Three, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel, “On The Road” made him a literary rock star, but the fame led to his unraveling. So three years later he headed to a friend’s cabin in California to battle his demons and his alcoholism. The result was a second novel, “Big Sur.” We take a look at the real life events behind the book, documented in a new film and CD, both called “One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur.”

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Health Insurers Say Reform Will Cost More, What does Starbucks Say about America?, Five Farms Preview, Five Farms, Part One, Jack Kerouac’s ‘Big Sur’

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Friday, October 9, 2009

From Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln to the creators of Superman- best-selling author Bruce Feiler traces those who Moses inspired in his new book, “America’s Prophet: Moses and the American Story.”

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Friday, July 10, 2009

President Obama Goes to Africa, Beowulf on the Beach, Letters, Cyber Attack, Is President Obama Morphing into President Bush?, Satchel Paige

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Saddam Interrogations, An Iran Primer, Prank Calls in Alabama, How Texting Affects Teenagers’ Development, ‘Tween Books, Part 2

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Robin and Jeremy

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

April 17 3 Comments

Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

April 17 9 Comments

College Advice From A High School Counselor

Lisa Micele answers listener questions and explains what schools are looking for beyond GPAs and standardized test scores.

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ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, recalls treating victims injured in the bombing.

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Tensions Build In San Francisco Amid Tech Boom

As San Francisco experiences a historic economic boom, some activists say not all city residents are reaping the benefits.