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Rundown for December 16, 2011
12:06 PM EDT 5 Comments

Congress Changes Tone To Avert Government Shutdown

In a dramatic shift from their bitter exchanges earlier in the week, Congressional leaders made nice yesterday to reach an 11th hour deal to avert a government shutdown.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

New Allegations That Penn State Failed To Act On Sex Abuse Claims

Phoenix private investigator Paul McLaughlin alleges that he was sexually abused by a Penn State professor in the 1970s and 80s, and that PSU administrators did nothing about it.

12:35 PM EDT 8 Comments

America’s Love Affair With Food Trucks

Does it feel like food trucks are taking over our city streets? They’re on corners, parks and parking lots, hawking everything from kebabs and lobster rolls to cupcakes.

12:40 PM EDT 18 Comments

Quarterback Tim Tebow Puts Faith Front And Center

Denver Bronco’s quarterback Tim Tebow is known for his miraculous, come-from-behind, fourth quarter rallies. But would he be gaining so much attention, if it weren’t for his ardent religious beliefs?

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‘Three Pianos’ Parties With Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’

Music, drinking and debate combine in “Three Pianos,” about a long party on a dark winter’s night, set to a Franz Schubert song cycle.

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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.

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.