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Rundown for August 9, 2012
11:10 AM EDT 2 Comments

Remembering A Surprise Olympic Winner From 1972

Here and Now’s Alex Ashlock remembers the 800-meter final in 1972 when an American wearing a golf cap won in an incredibly dramatic fashion.

12:05 PM EDT Comment

Komen CEO And President Stepping Down

There’s been a major shake up at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. President Liz Thompson is leaving the group and founder Nancy Brinker is giving up her role as CEO and moving into a fundraising capacity.

12:10 PM EDT 2 Comments

Murder Trial Leads To Political Scandal In China

The case has exposed epic levels of corruption, and naked jockeying of power at the highest levels of the Communist party. Both the accused and her husband are members of the so-called Red Aristocracy, descendants of top Communist leaders.

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

The Real Problem With The Civilian-Military Gap

The civilian-military gap is real and our guest says it affects the relationship between the White House and the Pentagon and can lead to bad policies and incoherent strategies.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

A Science Lesson With A Nobel Prize Winner

Saul Perlmutter’s head isn’t always up in the stars, he’s also fond of places like San Francisco’s Exploratorium Museum where he takes his U.C. Berkeley physics and music students. Here & Now producer Emiko Tamagawa caught up with him there last spring.

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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.