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March 31, 2016 10 Comments

Should The West Accept Terrorist Attacks As The New Normal?

After Brussels, many are wondering if these kinds of attacks are going to be a part of life now in many more parts of the world.

March 31, 2016 4 Comments

Poor Tenants Face Uphill Battle In Rent Court

NPR’s Pam Fessler discusses the challenges poor people face in these courts, and the issues that brought them there.

March 30, 2016 5 Comments

German Politician Criticizes Migrant Policy And Terrorism Response

Beatrix von Storch, a member of Germany’s anti-immigration party, explains her party’s controversial stance on migrants.

March 30, 2016 3 Comments

Iowa’s Felon Voting Law To Be Reviewed

The Iowa American Civil Liberties Union argues that prohibiting most felons from voting violates the state’s constitution.

March 30, 2016 Comment

Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork

Earlier this week, the Denver Art Museum returned a 10th century Hindu god statue to its rightful owner: Cambodia.

March 29, 2016 9 Comments

How Strong Is Apple’s iPhone Encryption? Not Strong Enough, Apparently

The hack means Apple does not need to help the FBI break into the phone, but it’s raising concerns about iPhone security.

March 28, 2016 Comment

Chicago Mayor To Introduce New Interim Police Chief

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pick is the city’s current chief of patrol, and was not among the police board’s recommended candidates.

March 28, 2016 6 Comments

Pakistan Mourns Bombing Victims

More than 70 people were killed and hundreds more injured in the suicide bombing targeting Easter celebrations in Lahore.

March 25, 2016 15 Comments

In Federal Prisons, Solitary Confinement Actually Means Sharing

Over 80 percent of federal inmates in “solitary” confinement are actually forced to share a cell with another, often violent, inmate.

March 25, 2016 10 Comments

Fighting ISIS: What Should The Strategy Be?

After the Brussels attacks, Obama defended his strategy to combat ISIS, but others, especially Republican presidential candidates have been critical of the U.S. strategy.

March 25, 2016 4 Comments

Where Crime Meets Terrorism: The European Situation

There is a growing school of thought that the terrorism problem in Europe should be viewed as an extension of criminal networks, which might not have anything to do with ISIS or ideology.

March 24, 2016 Comment

Belgium Mourns, Officials Hunt For Suspects In Deadly Attacks

Two of the suspected suicide bombers have been identified by Belgian authorities as Brussels-born brothers.

March 24, 2016 3 Comments

What Makes Brothers Take On Jihad Together?

The terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris and Boston, as well as the September 11 attacks all involved brothers.

March 24, 2016 Comment

ISIS Sending Fighters To Target Europe, In Waves Of Attacks

The AP reports some 5,000 Europeans have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, and several hundred are now returning.

March 23, 2016 Comment

Brussels Attacks Heighten Airline Security

Despite heightened security at airports over the past 15 years, yesterday’s attack occurred in the departure hall, well before security checkpoints.

March 23, 2016 5 Comments

European MP: No ‘Silver Bullet’ On Terrorism

Syed Kamall, a British member of the European Parliament and a Muslim, says radicalization of young Muslims must be tackled at all levels, including by fellow Muslims.

March 23, 2016 4 Comments

New European Counter Terrorism Effort Didn’t Prevent Brussels Attacks

Despite the creation of a joint intelligence organization to facilitate information sharing, some European countries are still guarding their own intelligence.

March 23, 2016 6 Comments

Officials Continue Search For Suspects In Brussels Attacks

Belgian prosecutors say they have made significant progress searching for suspects in yesterday’s attacks.

March 22, 2016 Comment

Brussels Commuter Describes Evacuation After Terrorist Attack

Evan Lamos was on the subway train behind the one that was attacked, and was evacuated through a smoky tunnel.

March 22, 2016 6 Comments

Has ISIS Declared War On Europe?

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels. We speak with security analyst Jim Walsh.

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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.