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Wednesday In Depth: December 12, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    The biggest stories of 2012 you never heard about

    What are the major news stories of 2012 that didn't receive enough media attention? We'll look back on the biggest stories that missed the front page and look ahead to what might dominate the headlines in 2013.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    How to revitalize rural America

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last week that rural America is "becoming less and less relevant" after an election where Democrats won despite heavily Republican rural districts. We'll talk about ideas to revitalize rural America.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    The best astronomical stories of 2012

    This year was full of significant astronomical discoveries. Two experts will join us to talk about the biggest astronomical breakthroughs of 2012, including Alpha Centauri's orbiting planet, Curiosity and black holes.

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    "While Emily St. John Mandel creates a world which is enduring horrible calamity in the form of a virulent flu which wipes out most of humanity, her literary creation is of the community of survivors living on in their new reality."
  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "

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