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April 19, 2016 18 Comments

A Year After Freddie Gray Died, Baltimore Activist Says City Hasn't Changed Much

In April 2015, Gray was arrested and later died of spinal injuries sustained in a police van. His death sparked riots and calls for change.

April 15, 2016 9 Comments

Mexico Now Deports More Central American Migrants Than The U.S.

Data also shows that more Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since 2009.

April 13, 2016 9 Comments

Blistering Report Calls On Chicago Police To Acknowledge Racism

The report calls on the department to acknowledge its racist past to improve relationships with the community it serves.

April 12, 2016 2 Comments

New Film Set During 1943 Race Riots In Beaumont, Texas

A new film by a Houston director is examining a dark period of Texas history. “The Example” is set during the 1943 race riots.

April 12, 2016 14 Comments

Texas Inmates Protest ‘Inhumane’ Conditions

Inmates in seven state prisons refused to leave their cells, in protest of what they call inhumane living and working conditions.

April 11, 2016 7 Comments

Goldman Sachs Forced To Pay Up Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department says Goldman Sachs will pay $5 billion to settle probes into its activities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.

April 11, 2016 5 Comments

Stop-And-Frisk Policy Under Scrutiny In Philadelphia

New data shows that nearly seven out of 10 stops last year were of black residents and many of the interactions were unconstitutional.

April 11, 2016 3 Comments

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Seeks Support In Congress

The federal appeals court judge has been meeting privately with lawmakers. NPR’s Nina Totenberg shares the latest.

April 11, 2016 4 Comments

Shooting Of NFL’s Will Smith Part Of Recent Spate Of Violence In New Orleans

In the past few weeks, at least four rapes were reported and multiple people were shot in separate incidents across New Orleans.

April 8, 2016 Comment

French Police Say They Have Arrested Fugitive Suspect In Paris Attacks

The suspect, Mohamed Abrini, is believed to be the mysterious “man in the hat” who escaped the double bombing at the Zaventem airport in Belgium.

April 8, 2016 6 Comments

Putin Responds To Panama Papers Allegations

The Russian president has called the massive document leak an American plot against his country.

April 7, 2016 8 Comments

Singer-Songwriter Ben Harper On Race, Police Violence And Making Music

Ben Harper’s new album addresses issues of race and police violence that have roiled the African-American community.

April 7, 2016 2 Comments

What We’re Learning From The Panama Papers

The prime minister of Iceland resigned over revelations in the Panama Papers. What more is there?

April 5, 2016 5 Comments

Panama Papers Reveal The Role Shell Companies Play In Miami Real Estate

Leaked documents show money linked to wrongdoing abroad is powering the condo towers rising on South Florida’s waterfront.

April 5, 2016 20 Comments

Detroit Schools Roiled By Corruption And Control Debate

12 current and former principals have been accused of participating in a bribery and kickback scheme.

April 4, 2016 Comment

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King And The Movement He Led

The Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was staying the night he was killed, has been preserved as a museum for the Civil Rights movement.

April 4, 2016 75 Comments

Firing Of Anchor For Race-Related Comments Spurs Debate

The firing of a white anchor for speculating black men were responsible for a mass shooting has sparked a debate in the black community.

April 4, 2016 19 Comments

Former NATO Commander Wesley Clark On Foreign Policy Today

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark discusses whether NATO is still effective at protecting member states against modern threats.

April 4, 2016 3 Comments

Panama Papers Implicate World Leaders In Financial Scandal

Documents leaked from a prominent Panamanian law firm offer a glimpse into how the rich and powerful circumvent financial regulations.

March 31, 2016 2 Comments

Bank Terror Rules Have Unintended Consequences

Experts worry that by kicking suspicious individuals out of the financial system, it will be harder to track them.

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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.