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Friday April 25, 2008

Rev. Wright

Barack Obama’s pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, is breaking his silence over his controversial sermons and his ties to the Democratic presidential hopeful. We speak with John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and political writer for The New York Times.

“Second Skin”

The new documentary looks at those who play online games such as “World of Warcraft,” “Everquest” and “Second Life.”

Measuring the Economy

Author Kevin Phillips say the economy is worse than the numbers say it is.

Listener Letters

We read your letters and e-mails.

Atheist Rocker

Harvard University’s Humanist Chaplaincy will present Bad Religion lead singer, Greg Graffin with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism tomorrow. Some music critics say Bad Religion invented punk. The band formed in 1980 when the founders were still in high school, and their hard driving and intelligent songs have always focused on social ills, politics, and often question religion.

Robin and Jeremy

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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.