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Rundown for April 24, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Ricin Investigators Shift Focus To Different Man

Police have a new “person of interest” in the investigation of ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama, Mississippi U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and a county judge in Mississippi.

12:15 PM EDT 8 Comments

What’s Your Major? Drones.

Colleges are creating unmanned aircraft programs to meet the demand of the growing drone industry. A recent study says the industry could create 70,000 jobs in the next decade.

12:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

EU Concerned Over Europeans Joining Syrian Rebels

The European Union’s anti-terror chief says that hundreds of Europeans are now fighting with rebel forces in Syria. There’s concern that some the fighters could join al-Qaida-linked groups.

12:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

NYC’s Web Of Cameras Can Catch Unattended Bags

The most extensive and sophisticated surveillance operation is in New York City, where cameras are linked up with sophisticated computer programs that can pinpoint suspicious activity.

12:50 PM EDT 4 Comments

Lloyd Schwartz’s 6 Favorite New Poets

Poet and writing professor Lloyd Schwartz, who’s also a regular commentator for NPR’s “Fresh Air,” shares some of his favorite new poets. You can read a poem from each one.

Music From The Show

From Phoenix to David Bowie.

4:24 PM EDT Comment

Essay: Why A Plodder Can’t Wait For The 2014 Boston Marathon

Here & Now producer Emiko Tamagawa doesn’t run. But she loves the Boston Marathon and spotting those brightly colored bags.

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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.