By: David Greene and Cokie Roberts
December 16, 2012
President Obama, at a memorial service in Newtown, Ct., Sunday night, talked about using the power of his office to try to prevent more shooting tragedies. Do advocates of banning assault weapons have a chance of succeeding this time around?
Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that nine of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery, and more.
A doctor, a vegan, a researcher and a farmer recently waded into a hot-button topic in the food world: Is it a bad idea to eat meat? They delve into the medical, ethical and environmental arguments in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
The agreement by the budget committee chairs is no grand bargain. It's more like a mini-bargain. All the really hard stuff was sidestepped because the ideological rift between Washington Democrats and Republicans made it impossible to include those items.
If you've ever spent a day on hold with a government agency, you know there has to be a better way. Now, the emerging field of 'civic tech' is trying to find it. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Roxann Stafford of Design Muse to learn more.
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