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Rundown for July 10, 2013
12:06 PM EST 7 Comments

Marathon Bombing Suspect Faces First Court Appearance

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, will appear in federal court in Boston today to be arraigned on 30 charges in connection with the April 15th bombings at the Boston Marathon.

12:20 PM EST 50 Comments

Race Issues Reverberate In Zimmerman Trial

Author Rich Benjamin says the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman is being watched closely by both whites and African Americans, and will have an impact on our racial future.

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Spain’s Population Declines Amid Economic Crisis

Spain’s 27 percent unemployment rate is forcing people to leave the country to look for work. The birthrate is also falling because couples don’t believe they can afford to have children.

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Displacement Can Last A Lifetime For Many Refugees

The struggle doesn’t necessarily end for refugees who make it to a safe haven. The United Nations estimates the average refugee remains displaced for 17 years.

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A Jedi Knight In Queen Elizabeth’s Court

What if Shakespeare had written Star Wars? Ian Doescher, author of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” pulls back curtain on the question: what does a wookie sound like in Elizabethan English?

1:06 PM EST Comment

Egypt Escalates Crackdown On Muslim Brotherhood

Prosecutors in Egypt have ordered the arrest of the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, along with nine other leaders, signaling that the interim government intends to move forward with transition plans.

1:15 PM EST 16 Comments

90 Cents: The Cost Of Safely-Made Jeans In Bangladesh

Bangladeshi factory owners say they can produce a pair of jeans under safer and more humane conditions for 90 cents. But buyers consistently ask them to do it for as little as 75 cents.

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The Business of Customer Service

When companies cater to their most profitable customers it makes short-term, bottom line sense. But NPR’s Steve Henn explains that may not be a good long-term strategy.

1:45 PM EST 4 Comments

The Brain Science Of Drinking Diet Soda

More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated.

1:50 PM EST 2 Comments

Competing For The Most Creative Beer Names

Smooth Hoperator and Donkey Punch are couple of the interesting names small brewers have for their suds. As more small breweries open up, some of their choices apparently aren’t creative enough.

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Australian Rocker Mia Dyson’s New Album ‘The Moment’

Australian rocker Mia Dyson is out with her first new album since breaking away from former Eurythmics star Dave Stewart’s production company. Here & Now caught up with her on tour.

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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.

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‘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.