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April 12, 2016 2 Comments

Death Toll Rises In Flint Water Contamination Scandal

Two more deaths in the Flint area have been linked to Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia.

April 12, 2016 2 Comments

Two Women And The Impact Of War In The Middle East

A Syrian student and a U.S. Army veteran have struck up a friendship while studying conflict resolution.

April 12, 2016 7 Comments

In 20 Years Of Equal Pay Day, Has The Pay Gap Narrowed?

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses women’s fight for equal pay, and how things have changed since the observance began in 1996.

April 11, 2016 3 Comments

Is A Double Mastectomy The Right Option?

The number of women who have cancer in just one breast but choose to have both removed is rising dramatically.

April 8, 2016 7 Comments

Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus Makes Its Public Debut

One of the only all-transgender choruses in the country, Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus has its public debut.

April 7, 2016 Comment

It's A Prayer Shawl! It's A Skull Cap! It's A Tartan!

The world’s first and only authorized Jewish tartan, approved by the Scottish Tartans Authority, is rife with symbolism.

April 6, 2016 2 Comments

Why Don’t The Nation’s Top Med Schools Have Family Medicine Departments?

Elite medical schools are among the ten in the nation that do not have a department of family medicine.

April 1, 2016 Comment

Race, Sign Language At Center Of Debut Novel ‘We Love You, Charlie Freeman’

Kaitlyn Greenidge’s acclaimed novel tells the story of an unusual scientific experiment and an African-American family.

March 30, 2016 16 Comments

A Mother And Daughter With Very Different Retirement Plans

When Bessie Lyman retired years ago, she had a pension and substantial savings. It’s a different story for her 61-year-old daughter.

March 29, 2016 49 Comments

You're Never Too Young To Start Saving For Retirement

In part two of our week-long series, we speak with a certified financial planner and one of her clients, who is 28 years old.

March 25, 2016 6 Comments

New Gun Store Causes Alarm In Arlington, Virginia Neighborhood

The store is across the street from a preschool, and some say it would be more appropriately located in a rural part of the state.

March 24, 2016 2 Comments

The Science Of Changing Your Mind

With a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, NPR’s Emily Harris digs into the social science behind decision-making.

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 21, 2016 15 Comments

Transgender Man Embraces Pregnancy

Some people thought it must have been a mistake: why would a trans man want to be pregnant? But Junior didn’t see it that way.

March 21, 2016 Comment

Beyond Baseball, Latin American Players Look For An Education

In Colombia, some players are trying to leverage their talents to make it onto a U.S. college team, so they can get an education too.

March 18, 2016 5 Comments

It's Match Day For Medical Students – Including Undocumented Immigrants

This is the first year that undocumented immigrants who applied openly to medical school are trying to match for residency.

March 18, 2016 2 Comments

Twitter, Instagram Users Bemoan Algorithmic Timelines

The shift has already happened on Twitter, and Instagram says it’s also planning to move away from its chronological timeline.

March 18, 2016 6 Comments

For Refugees In Small German Village, Warm Welcome Follows Hostile Reception

After a video of a crowd yelling at a busload of refugees went viral, a Dresden resident organized a mini relief effort.

March 17, 2016 4 Comments

Reimagine Your Life At Work

Only one in three employees in the U.S. say they’re “engaged” with their work. A new book helps readers seek purpose in their jobs.

March 17, 2016 49 Comments

After Cyclist Death, Brother Pushes For Truck Side Guards

Dustin Weigl is calling for new safety standards after his brother was killed by a truck turning right from the left lane.

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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.