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Rundown for July 9, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Lac-Mégantic Resident: ‘I Could Feel The Heat On My Cheeks’

A woman who lives a few blocks from the deadly train derailment and explosion describes the aftermath and says there’s no question the town will rebuild its downtown.

12:15 PM EST 21 Comments

Peter Gabriel’s ‘Interspecies Internet’

The Internet helps connect people all over the world, but what if it could also connect dolphins, apes, elephants and other species with one another — and also with us?

12:35 PM EST Comment

Kentucky Senate Race Will Be One Of 2014’s Most Watched

Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell faces a Democrat who was born just a few years before he took office, 34-year-old Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Citizen Journalist Killed In Syria

Fidaa al- Baali was a trusted source for international journalists. He used his video camera to document the Syrian war and anti-government protests. Al-Baali died last Friday.

12:50 PM EST 2 Comments

Cory Doctorow To Young Readers: Hold Government Accountable

In the best selling books, Cory Doctorow uses his hero, teenage hacktivist Marcus Yallow, to get young people to think about privacy, civil liberties and the duties of the citizen in the age of the Internet.

1:06 PM EST Comment

Unrest Continues In Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood is rejecting a timetable for new elections laid out by the country’s interim president. The BBC’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, joins us from Cairo with the latest news.

1:12 PM EST Comment

U.S. Struggles For Footing In Egyptian Crisis

Almost all the sides in the Egyptian conflict have one thing in common — deep mistrust of U.S. power and intentions. The U.S. meanwhile is struggling to find a role as the crisis deepens.

1:22 PM EST 19 Comments

How Founding Fathers Defined ‘Traitors’ And ‘Treason’

Members of the press and politicians from opposite sides of the aisle have publicly called Edward Snowden a traitor. Some have even suggested that his actions amount to treason.

1:35 PM EST 2 Comments

California Prison Inmates Go On Hunger Strike

It could be the largest prison protest in California’s history. Officials say 30,000 inmates across the state have refused meals,. and the inmates leading the protest have released a list of demands.

1:40 PM EST Comment

Barnes & Noble CEO Resigns

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Jr. has resigned, amid poor earnings reports and news that it would stop manufacturing its e-reader the Nook. What do these changes mean for booksellers?

1:45 PM EST Comment

The Tricky Business Of Farming — CSA Style

Within the local food movement, the community-supported agriculture model is highly valued. But running a CSA can bring with it some tricky business decisions.

1:50 PM EST Comment

Advice Columnist Margo Howard Retires

“Dear Margo” and “Dear Prudence” advice columnist Margo Howard is the daughter of advice columnist Ann Landers and the niece of “Dear Abby.” She’s retiring but working on a book.

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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.