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Rundown for August 23, 2011
12:05 PM EDT Comment

New Fighting Erupts Between Libyan Rebels, Regime

We speak with a Libyan-American TV presenter who said she is “ecstatic but there is a lot of fear” about the changing events in Libya.

12:10 PM EDT Comment

Is New Technology Enabling Government Crackdowns?

Arab Spring protesters have used social media and cell phones to organize. But an investigation finds that oppressive regimes are also using the technologies to track down those dissidents.

12:24 PM EDT Comment

Could Struggling European Banks Affect U.S. Branches?

Several banks in Europe are struggling to remain afloat and are being sustained by emergency measures like unlimited loans from the European Central Bank.

12:30 PM EDT Comment

Remembering Hit Songwriter Jerry Leiber

With his songwriting partner Mike Stoller, Leiber had a string of hit songs during the 1950’s and 1960’s, including “Hound Dog,” “Stand By Me” and “Love Potion No. 9.”

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Prosecutor Dismisses And Stays Charges Against DSK

Prosecutors in New York say their lead victim in the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn–the former head of the IMF–has “not been truthful in matters great and small” and that the DNA evidence against Strauss-Kahn is inconclusive.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

Ray Bradbury’s ‘Something Wicked’ Gets A Comic Book Spin

A young African American comic book artist from Brooklyn illustrates Ray Bradbury’s nostalgic story of good versus evil, “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

Music From The Show

From Radiohead to The Clovers.

2:46 PM EDT Comment

Earthquake Rocks East Coast

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake, centered in Virginia, could be felt from Atlanta to Boston.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

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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.