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Rundown for December 10, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

US Ban On High-Risk Bank Trades Approved

U.S. banks will be barred in most cases from trading for their own profit under a federal rule approved today. The final version of the rule is stricter than many had expected.

12:15 PM EST Comment

Teaching The Lessons Of Mandela

Professor Aran MacKinnon of Georgia College & State University joins us to discuss teaching South African history, and the lessons students can learn from Nelson Mandela.

12:20 PM EST 22 Comments

Mark Kelly: Gun Control Is ‘Marathon, Not A Sprint’

As the first anniversary of the Newtown school shooting approaches, we check in with former astronaut Mark Kelly, who lobbies for responsible gun ownership with his wife, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

12:35 PM EST Comment

General Motors Picks Mary Barra As CEO

Barra, 51, will be the first woman to lead a U.S. car company. She started working at GM as an electrical engineering co-op student in 1980 and moved up the ranks.

12:40 PM EST 9 Comments

Newtown Mother Works To Decrease Gun Violence

Nicole Hockley, who lost her son Dylan in the Sandy Hook school shooting last year, says the debate over gun violence has become too polarized, and she doesn’t want to take guns away from people.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Study Finds Organic Milk Is More Nutritious

The study out this week in the journal PLOS One finds that organic milk contains a lot more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, compared to conventional milk.

12:55 PM EST 2 Comments

Meatpackers Fight New Meat Labeling Rules

When you look at the labeling on a package of meat, do you get all the information you need to know? Under new rules, meatpackers now have to detail where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

1:06 PM EST Comment

Tens Of Thousands Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Tens of thousands of South Africans, alongside world leaders from around the globe, gathered under pouring rain in Johannesburg to celebrate Mandela’s life and work.

1:15 PM EST 20 Comments

Is Chipotle The New Model For Fast Food?

Nearly 200 new Chipotle restaurants are slated to open in 2014 and the burrito chain has the fastest-rising stock in the fast food industry. Chipotle co-CEO Monty Moran joins us.

1:35 PM EST Comment

Echoes Of The Madoff Scandal On 5 Year Anniversary

It’s been five years since the Madoff scandal broke — the largest Ponzi scheme in history. Jason Bellini of The Wall Street Journal joins us to discuss a recent interview Madoff gave to the newspaper.

1:40 PM EST 9 Comments

The Music Of Liberation: Steven Van Zandt And Danny Schechter On ‘Sun City’

In the early 1980s, Nelson Mandela’s name was virtually unknown in the United States. In fact, it was Steve Biko, who first put the struggles of black South Africans into public consciousness in the U.S.

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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.