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June 2 12 Comments

‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Marches On, Into The 21st Century

The book "Our Bodies, Ourselves" has become an invaluable source of information about women's sexual and reproductive health.

June 1 9 Comments

How Much Should Hikers Rely On GPS, Or Smartphones?

Experienced hikers say people on long hikes should still know how to read a map and use a compass.

June 1 81 Comments

Why It’s So Difficult For Presidents To Ask For Less Energy Use

The current candidates may remember what happened to President Jimmy Carter when he called for conservation in the '70s.

May 31 17 Comments

Water Level At Lake Mead, The Country’s Largest Reservoir, Is At Historic Low

The man-made lake, which provides water to Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico, is now only about 37 percent full.

May 31 31 Comments

The Kerner Report Is Reissued, As Its Issues Still Resonate

The controversial 1968 document offered a window into the roots of racism and inequality in the United States.

May 27 4 Comments

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician's appeal to voters. But there's more than one way to inspire confidence.

May 27 60 Comments

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn't so simple.

May 27 4 Comments

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC's director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we're close to the "end of the road" for antibiotics.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

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.