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January 11, 2013 3 Comments

Essay: This Week In Baseball

Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock offers his thoughts on the Hall of Fame, drug testing and a not-so-great week for baseball.

December 24, 2012 5 Comments

Essay: Remembering The Troops This Christmas

In wars past, the families of the fallen got a telegram. That’s what happened to the family of Carlo Intinarelli, 68 years ago this week.

December 20, 2012 Comment

Palindromes For Santa And The Apocalypse

Palindromist Barry Duncan has sent us two palindromes: one about the Mayan apocalypse, and the other about Santa Claus. Enjoy!

December 17, 2012 Comment

The 8 Best Cookbooks Of 2012

Just when H&N resident chef Kathy Gunst thought there couldn’t possibly be anything new left to say about the culinary world, along came a whole slew of great cookbooks.

December 17, 2012 6 Comments

Essay: School Shootings In America

There have been 13 mass shootings in schools since 1997. Many of them are not widely remembered, and don’t resonate the way the words “Columbine” and now “Newtown” do.

December 10, 2012 52 Comments

New Trend In Health Insurance: Low-Cost Concierge Medicine

Atlas MD is a family practice in Wichita, Kan., that charges most of its adult patients just $50 a month for unlimited visits, free medical tests, house calls… you even get the doctor’s cellphone number.

December 7, 2012 65 Comments

Robin Essay: Fatal Bike Crash Hits Home

There’s now a “ghost bike” at the intersection of last week’s fatal bike accident that happened right outside our studios. Robin Young shares an essay.

December 3, 2012 41 Comments

H&N Shoutout: Great Wine And Horrible Words

We need help on some upcoming stories. What words do you think should be banned due to overuse? And what questions do you have about wine for our sommelier?

November 29, 2012 4 Comments

Tony Bennett On Zen, Art And His Prolific Music Career

At the age of 86, legendary singer Tony Bennett carries a full concert schedule, just released a new album and published a new book, “Life is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett.”

November 20, 2012 Comment

What Would Tax Hikes Mean For Your Investments?

Send us your questions ahead of our conversation with an investment counselor.

November 6, 2012 2 Comments

Historically, Nov. 6 Has Been Good To Republicans

Since Election Day was standardized in 1845, there have been six presidential elections held on November 6. All of them have been won by the GOP candidate.

November 3, 2012 Comment

Talking To Kids About Sandy

From Sesame Street videos to advice from the Red Cross, here is a selection of resources for talking to children about the storm, and keeping them safe in storm-affected areas.

November 2, 2012 10 Comments

5 Ways To Help Victims Of Superstorm Sandy

If you are searching for a missing loved one in the storm-affected area, or if you are looking for ways to help the storm victims, here is a list of resources.

October 21, 2012 Comment

McGovern Was Decorated Bomber Pilot, Anti-War Presidential Candidate

Former U.S. Senator George McGovern spoke to Here & Now in 2009, after he wrote the biography of Abraham Lincoln for the American Presidents series.

October 16, 2012 11 Comments

What Did You Think Of The Second Debate?

Let us know what you thought of the debate!

October 16, 2012 Comment

Photos From WBUR’s Annual Gala: Celebrating 35 Years Of ‘Car Talk’

Here & Now’s Robin Young tweeted these photos from WBUR’s 11th Annual Gala on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

October 13, 2012 Comment

Greg Jaffe: U.S. Platoon Awaits End Of Afghan War

We marked the 11th anniversary of the Afghan war by speaking with Washington Post reporter Greg Jaffe. The story he was working on has now been published.

October 9, 2012 43 Comments

Name That Tune: 100 Greatest Guitarists

Rolling Stone has put out a special issue devoted to the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Who are your picks, and why? Send them to us ahead of Wednesday’s show. And see if you can name all of the guitarists in this quiz!

October 6, 2012 Comment

O’Reilly, Stewart Tangle In Mock Debate

There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate.

October 1, 2012 Comment

Here & Now Welcomes WBEZ and WYFI!

We want to send a big welcome to two new stations: WBEZ in Chicago and WFYI in Indianapolis!

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

June 6 Comment

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.