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May 12, 2016 26 Comments

The Psychological Appeal Of Sweeping Change

This campaign season has seen promises of big, sweeping change from candidates on both sides of the aisle. Why are people drawn to clean slate promises?

May 11, 2016 4 Comments

Environmentalists Fear Poison Pill In Puerto Rico Debt Bill

A potential rider in the bill would relinquish federal control of a national wildlife refuge on the island of Vieques.

May 11, 2016 13 Comments

Is Climate Change A Factor In Fort McMurray Wildfire?

While no single cause has been given for the fire, scientists point to climate change as a probable factor.

May 11, 2016 18 Comments

‘Small Window’ Remains For An Independent Run

#NeverTrump Republicans are still searching for someone to run against Donald Trump, the likely party nominee.

May 10, 2016 14 Comments

The Science And Culture Of Picky Eating

Food preferences are hyper personal, but scientists have tried to figure out why some people have food aversions.

May 10, 2016 34 Comments

‘Orange Is The New Black's’ Diane Guerrero On Her Family's Struggle With Immigration

When the actress was 14, her parents, undocumented immigrants from Colombia, were detained and deported.

May 10, 2016 8 Comments

No Easy Way To Measure How Much Marijuana Impairs Drivers

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Jake Nelson, the AAA Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, about the research.

May 9, 2016 9 Comments

Uber, Lyft Suspend Service In Austin After City Votes In Favor Of Regulations

A new law requires the companies to fingerprint drivers as part of the background check process.

May 9, 2016 Comment

Longevity Researchers Launching World's Largest Dog Aging Study

The Dog Aging Project will study 10,000 companion dogs, looking at the animals’ genetics, biome, epigenetics and more.

May 9, 2016 6 Comments

How GPS Has Gone Beyond Mapping

GPS is used to monitor the electrical grid, to make agriculture more efficient, and even to keep very accurate time.

May 9, 2016 92 Comments

Laid-Off Coal Miner Explains Why He Confronted Clinton

But he says he’s still not sure if he can vote for Trump.

May 6, 2016 43 Comments

Taco Bowl? Maybe Taco Gate

Donald Trump faced criticism after he tweeted a photo of himself eating a taco bowl on Cinco de Mayo.

May 6, 2016 18 Comments

‘Working Poor’ On The Assembly Line

Lawrence Scott, who makes $11 an hour assembling car seats, has three kids.

May 5, 2016 19 Comments

One Breast Cancer Advocate On Why She Hates Fundraising Walks

Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.

May 5, 2016 5 Comments

Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar’s New Album Responds To Refugee Crisis

Shankar said she decided to focus her new album, titled “Land of Gold,” on the refugee crisis.

May 5, 2016 58 Comments

Does Raising The Minimum Wage Hurt Jobs?

We examine how increasing the minimum wage impacts the overall economy and job sector.

May 4, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Southern Fried Soul To Dance Party Duos

In this week’s DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW’s Raul Campos about “southern fried soul” from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.

May 4, 2016 24 Comments

Mother Refuses To Gloss Over Addiction And Overdose In Daughter's Obituary

Kathleen Errico’s daughter, Kelsey Endicott, lost her battle with opioid addiction in April, 2016.

May 4, 2016 9 Comments

How Did Donald Trump Become The Likely GOP Nominee?

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson traces Trump’s path from his announcement to his primary election and caucus victories.

May 3, 2016 3 Comments

Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who’ve lived with contaminated water.

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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.