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Wednesday October 1, 2008

Senate to Rescue

Senate leaders say they’ve reached consensus on a revised version of the $700 billion bailout out plan. The bill will reportedly include stronger protections for homeowners facing foreclosure and an increase in amount of bank deposit insured by the federal government. For the full story, we’ll speak with Wall Street Journal Reporter Gregg Hitt.

Palin Versus Biden

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is preparing with top McCain advisors in Arizona for tomorrow’s vice-presidential debate. How will she fare as a debater?

Truth Squading the Candidates

The presidential campaign season has spawned an unprecedented interest in spin and how to spot it. We take a look at some websites that promise to check facts and stop spin in its tracks. Our guest is media analyst, John Carroll of Boston University.

Fat Sheep

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are studying the dietary habits of sheep to learn about the link between what humans eat during pregnancy and the health of their offspring. Wyoming Public Radio’s Addie Goss reports on how their work may help explain why so many Americans are obese.

Patty Larkin

We speak to singer-songwriter Patty Larkin. On her latest CD, “Watch the Sky”, Patty Larkin is a one-person show, not only writing and producing the CD, but playing a variety of instruments including the bazouki, baritone and slide guitars, and toy organ. We talk to Larkin about her process and listen to her play for us.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.