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June 8, 2016 5 Comments

The Fresh Air Fund Tackles 21st-Century Challenges

The non-profit began 140 years ago to provide New York City children with an outdoor summer experience.

June 7, 2016 10 Comments

Bob Kerrey Says He Won’t Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

Kerrey’s appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

June 2, 2016 4 Comments

UCLA Investigating Doors That Couldn’t Be Secured During Campus Shooting

There’s been a shift towards lockable classroom doors since the Sandy Hook school shooting. But they can be expensive.

June 2, 2016 3 Comments

Nashville High Schoolers Train As Baristas To Help Themselves Through College

Nashville high schoolers spent part of their semester training to be baristas, and the purpose is more academic than you’d think.

June 1, 2016 Comment

Teachers Around The Country Get Creative To Improve Student Literacy

An emphasis on standardized testing has educators worried that some students aren’t learning the basics of reading and writing.

June 1, 2016 7 Comments

Idaho Teen Sues School District Over Racism, Bullying He Says Led To Rape

The small town of Dietrich is predominantly white. The teen is one of several black children adopted by a local family.

May 27, 2016 Comment

Here & Now Celebrates This Year's Graduates

We listen to Tom Rush’s iconic “Child Song,” and honor graduates from the WBUR family.

May 25, 2016 Comment

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 24, 2016 3 Comments

Celebrating The Class of 2016: Emily Waschenko

In part two of our conversations with new college graduates, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with 2016 Penn State graduate Emily Waschenko.

May 23, 2016 Comment

The Fast Talking Dean Of Hamilton College

Pat Reynolds holds the record for the fastest reading of graduates’ names at the college’s commencement ceremony.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Celebrating The Class of 2016: Konje Machini

In our first of several conversations with recent graduates, we talk with Konje Machini, a graduation senior at the University of Chicago.

May 18, 2016 Comment

In Washington, D.C., Charter Schools Are Hurting Public Schools

In Washington DC, nearly half of all students attend charter schools, some switching to them between grades.

May 18, 2016 Comment

Medical Students Want Better Training On How To Treat Opioid Addiction

Half of all deaths caused by opioid overdoses in 2014 involved medication prescribed by a doctor.

May 18, 2016 6 Comments

Breaking Down Barriers For Minority Students In Science And Medicine

Dr. Linda Barry helped create a program to bridge the gap for minorities pursuing graduate level education in science and medicine.

May 16, 2016 6 Comments

Addiction, Manslaughter Charge, College: David Norman’s Path To Columbia

David Norman nourished his love of reading in prison and counseled inmates when he got out. He recently graduated with a degree in philosophy.

May 11, 2016 Comment

A Big Dig For Pigs To Help Solve Crimes

The next generation of forensic anthropologists are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to get their hands in the dirt.

May 11, 2016 4 Comments

Fort Worth Superintendent Refuses To Resign For Transgender Bathroom Guidelines

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for superintendent Kent Scribner to resign due to a new transgender bathroom policy.

May 6, 2016 6 Comments

Oregon’s Troubling High School Graduation Rate

The state has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country.

May 4, 2016 2 Comments

A Shot At An Equal Education

How much does it cost to educate a student? Michigan is wrapping up a school funding study.

May 3, 2016 30 Comments

An Adjunct Professor’s Tale Of Low Wages

Adjunct professors are part-time contract workers who don’t enjoy the same compensation as their full-time counterparts.

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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.