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Rundown for August 18, 2011
12:05 PM EDT Comment

United States Calls For Syrian President To Resign

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton detailed new sanctions against the Syrian government aimed at forcing the country’s president to step down.

12:15 PM EDT 7 Comments

Fading In America, Civic Clubs Thrive Abroad

As groups like Rotary and Kiwanis lose members in the U.S., they’re gaining speed abroad, from Pakistan to South Korea.

12:30 PM EDT Comment

Miami Football Tries To Move On Amid Scandal

It’s been two days since Yahoo! Sports reported that a former booster for the University of Miami provided money and prostitutes to more than 70 athletes at the University of Miami. Thursday some of the athletes alleged to be involved are practicing.

12:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

Remembering The Soviet Union’s Collapse

Twenty years ago this week, there was an attempted coup to try to stop the reforms of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Music From The Show

From The Wee Trio to Tan Dun.

12:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

A Mystery Writer’s Leading Ladies Move To TV

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen set her newest “Rizzoli and Isles” detective novel, excerpted here, in Boston’s Chinatown.

Music From The Show

From Tan Dun to Sonny Rollins.

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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.

June 3 Comment

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.

June 3 3 Comments

‘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.