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Rundown for October 7, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Kenyan Man Target Of SEAL Raid In Somalia

It does not appear that the raid by Navy SEALs in Somalia on Saturday resulted in the killing or capture of a Kenyan man named Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir.

12:10 PM EST 5 Comments

Libya Demands Explanation As Kerry Defends US Raid

The Libyan government says it wants to prosecute Libyan citizens at home, and has asked the U.S. for “clarifications” in the abduction of an alleged al-Qaida leader by U.S. commandos.

12:20 PM EST 77 Comments

Do Kids Have Too Much Homework?

Karl Taro Greenfeld gave himself the challenge of doing his daughter’s homework alongside her for one week. He found it impossible, and questions the value of the work.

12:40 PM EST 12 Comments

Viral Video Star On Life After ‘I Quit’

Marina Shifrin quit her job with a YouTube video, by dancing to Kanye West and airing her grievances in subtitles. Here & Now catches up with her to see how things worked out.

12:45 PM EST Comment

Repurposing Trash Along California-Mexico Border

Conservationists along the border are turning trash into park benches and other construction materials. It’s part of a program to clean up garbage before the rainy season.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Song Of The Week: ‘Renaissance’ By San Fermin

This week, NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song “Renaissance” by the Brooklyn band San Fermin, the brain child of a classically-trained pianist.

1:06 PM EST 13 Comments

No End In Sight To Government Shutdown

It appears Democrats and Republicans are hardening their positions on ending the government shutdown that resulted from a disagreement over funding the Affordable Care Act.

1:20 PM EST 3 Comments

New Nobel Winner Laments Government ‘Paralysis’

Randy Schekman is one of three scientists sharing the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He talks about the win, and the need for government investment in science.

1:20 PM EST 31 Comments

Rising Number Of Vaccine Skeptics Worry Doctors

After two measles cases were diagnosed last month in Boston, public health officials warned the disease can spread fast among the unvaccinated.

1:25 PM EST Comment

Why Does ‘Gravity’ Have Such Pull?

Alfonso Cuaron’s stunning space adventure, “Gravity,” crushed October box office records with a $55.6 million North American weekend debut. What did Warner Bros. do right?

1:35 PM EST Comment

Rodriguez Sues MLB, Yankees’ Doctor

New York Yankee’s third baseman Alex Rodriguez filed two lawsuits last week. On Thursday he sued the MLB and on Friday he sued doctors who he says mishandled his medical care.

1:40 PM EST 5 Comments

What Happens If The Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised?

If lawmakers fail to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by October 17th, the government will run out of money to pay its bills. We take a look at what happens then.

1:50 PM EST 3 Comments

Historian Reveals Ben Franklin’s Not-So-Famous Sister

Ben Franklin is arguably the most famous American ever. His youngest sister Jane is mostly lost to history. But Harvard historian Jill Lepore tells her story in a new 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.