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NPR Reporters On The Stories That Stuck In 2012

Weekend Edition Saturday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's John Burnett, Robert Smith and Alix Spiegel about the most interesting stories they reported this year.

Recalling Battles Of Congress Past

Weekend Edition Saturday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks about Congress' stalemate on tax talks and how the issue is the same, but over the years the rules of negotiating have changed.

Decades Later, Student Finds Teacher To Say 'Thank You'

When John Cruitt's mother died, his teacher was there to help him cope. More than 50 years later, Cruitt sought to find the woman who, he says, changed his life.

Climate Change Gets Real For Americans

Something remarkable happened in 2012.

NBC Edges Out Rivals In Fall TV Ratings

It seems almost miraculous: after nine years at the bottom of the broadcast ratings pile, NBC won this fall season. But this silver lining has a huge cloud, says Eric Deggans, who is the TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times.

Recipe Rebellion: A Year Of Contrarian Cookbooks

The rebels, rule breakers and renegades who rule this year's Top 10 list aren't looking for a Ph.D. in Traditional Cooking. They're pleasure seekers whose books are filled with quirky facts, gorgeous pictures and ingredients deployed in unexpected places.