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March 16, 2016 2 Comments

Central American Migrants Must Build Lives With Parents Who Are Strangers

For Central American children, reuniting with parents in the U.S. may be just the beginning of building family relationships.

March 15, 2016 Comment

Flint Fundraising Efforts Include Tattoos

Ann Arbor tattoo artist Carrie Metz-Caporusso came up with an unusual idea for a Flint fundraiser, and raised $2,200 in one day.

March 11, 2016 4 Comments

Social Media Buzz: Debate Over Nude Selfies And All-Female Ghostbusters

Debate over Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie on Instagram, and the release of the new Ghostbusters trailer, have ignited social media.

March 9, 2016 13 Comments

Photographer Documents Tanzania’s ‘Invisible’ Albinos

Despite the prevalence of albinism there, albinos face discrimination and are often targets of brutal crimes.

March 8, 2016 4 Comments

In Detroit High School, Young Men Exceed Expectations

Every student in Loyola High School’s recent graduating classes has been accepted to a two- or four-year college.

March 8, 2016 2 Comments

Baklava And Politics Are On The Menu At Dearborn Cafe

In a bakery founded by a Lebanese immigrant, we sit down with three members of the city’s large Arab-American community.

March 8, 2016 3 Comments

Women Pilots Fight For Arlington Burial Rights

The Women Airforce Service Pilots’ (WASP) fight started when the Army rescinded their burial rights last year.

March 8, 2016 12 Comments

Union Plumbers Volunteer To Help In Flint

Members of UA Local 370 have been volunteering their time this winter, replacing filters and faucets in homes in Flint, Michigan.

March 7, 2016 13 Comments

Water Crisis Makes Flint Real Estate A Hard Sell

Robin Young takes a tour of Flint real estate, and learns that bargain prices can’t make up for tainted water.

March 4, 2016 4 Comments

A ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Book For Grown-Ups

The 20- and 30-somethings who grew up with the books now have a new way to play: “Choose Your Own Misery: The Office Adventure.”

March 4, 2016 9 Comments

At 106, She's Still Dancing And Serving Her Community

If you’ve seen the video of her dancing with the president and the first lady, then you already know Virginia McLaurin.

March 4, 2016 3 Comments

A Major Source Of Native American News Is Shutting Down. What Now?

Al Jazeera America journalist Tristan Ahtone talks about what the future may hold for nuanced journalism in Indian Country.

March 2, 2016 7 Comments

The Resurgence Of Black Lung In Appalachia

Despite coal dust safety laws enacted in 1969, black lung rates have increased to levels not seen since the 1970s.

March 2, 2016 36 Comments

Real Life ‘Spotlight’ Lawyer Deluged With New Abuse Cases

Since the film won the Oscar for Best Picture, the phones at Mitchell Garabedian’s office have been lighting up.

February 26, 2016 4 Comments

7 Marathons On 7 Continents In 7 Days – And She Won Them All

Becca Pizzi, a 35-year-old single mother in Massachusetts, won the World Marathon Challenge – and set a new record.

February 26, 2016 7 Comments

Publicist Peggy Siegal On Her Oscar Campaign Tactics

During Oscars season, the veteran publicist works with Hollywood heavyweights on promotions, premieres and private screenings.

February 26, 2016 12 Comments

Social Media Buzz: From Beyoncé Concert Security To A Facebook Debate

Police union groups say they won’t provide security for Beyoncé. Meantime, Mark Zuckerberg has a message about Black Lives Matter.

February 25, 2016 54 Comments

Canadian Island Offers Americans Refuge ‘If Donald Trump Wins’

It all started as a joke. We talk with the Nova Scotia radio host who created the website “Cape Breton if Donald Trump Wins.”

February 24, 2016 Comment

How Drug Ads Try To Make You Remember The Good, Forget The Bad

Drug companies companies – and the voice actors they hire – use different strategies to distract you from those negative side effects.

February 23, 2016 10 Comments

Presidential Campaigns Look Back, But Was America’s Past Better?

The Republican presidential race is full of references to better times, but Derek Thompson of The Atlantic questions that idea.

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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.