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Rundown for February 15, 2012
12:06 PM EST 5 Comments

Is Obama A Chess Master Or Pawn?

Journalist James Fallows interviewed politicians across the spectrum to get a reading of the president’s job performance.

12:20 PM EST 19 Comments

Poll Shows Most Massachusetts Residents Like ‘Romneycare’

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich call it “Romneycare” and say the Massachusetts health plan is sinking the state. But a new poll shows that most residents support it.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Afghan Forces Take Some Control

We get a report from the BBC, about one of the first big missions entirely planned and executed by the Afghan army in Helmand province.

12:40 PM EST 3 Comments

‘Cash Mobs’ Give A Boost To Locally Owned Stores

You’ve heard of flash mobs, now enter “Cash Mobs.” Instead of breaking into song, members of Cash Mobs break open their wallets to spend their money at locally owned businesses.

12:50 PM EST 3 Comments

Dan Chaon Explores Grief And Coping In ‘Stay Awake’

“What I’m interested in… is this psychological state that people in extreme situations find themselves,” author Dan Chaon said of his dark new short story book.

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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.