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June 9, 2016 Comment

Inside The Battle Raging Over Sumner Redstone And The Future Of Viacom

Ousted board members argue that the 93-year-old Redstone is no longer competent to make major decisions.

June 7, 2016 4 Comments

The Best View In Town: A Helicopter Ride Over Los Angeles

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson rides along with reporter Rick Dickert, and finds out how the city – and its traffic – are changing.

June 6, 2016 32 Comments

Bill Maher Reflects On Humor, Politics In Wild 2016 Election

The unusual antics of this year’s presidential campaign could be seen as good fortune to a comedian like Maher.

June 6, 2016 11 Comments

Remembering NPR’s David Gilkey

Gilkey, an NPR photographer, and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in Afghanistan yesterday.

June 3, 2016 2 Comments

Summer TV Brings Horror Shows, New Seasons Of Streaming Favorites

There’s a new show from the creators of “The Walking Dead,” while Simon Cowell returns to “America’s Got Talent.”

June 3, 2016 Comment

Legal Drama Surrounds 93-Year-Old Media Mogul Sumner Redstone

Two weeks ago, Redstone fired Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams, both longtime confidantes.

June 3, 2016 3 Comments

Social Media Buzz: A Bible In Emojis, And A Pakistani Bill Allowing Abuse

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at the stories that are generating social media buzz with Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English.

June 2, 2016 36 Comments

Is Donald Trump Getting Too Much Media Coverage?

Trump has an often rocky relationship with reporters. But should that change as candidates pivot to the general election?

May 31, 2016 Comment

Author Jojo Moyes Takes ‘Me Before You’ From Page To Screen

The 2012 romantic novel sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The book’s film adaptation opens in theaters this week.

May 27, 2016 4 Comments

Netflix Programming Boom Means New Dramas, Cooking Shows And Sandler Flicks

The company announced earlier this year that it’s planning to pour $6 billion into original programming in 2016.

May 27, 2016 7 Comments

The Man Who Filmed The Aftermath Of Atomic Destruction

Herbert Sussan’s footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki was classified as top secret and suppressed for decades.

May 27, 2016 7 Comments

Peter Thiel’s Support Of Gawker Lawsuit Prompts Debate Online

Gawker CEO Nick Denton challenged Thiel to an “open and public debate” in an open letter.

May 24, 2016 4 Comments

Facebook Apologizes For Rejecting Ad Featuring Plus-Size Model

Facebook later reversed its decision to ban the advertisement, which was posted by an Australian feminist group.

May 24, 2016 11 Comments

San Francisco News Outlets Plan Surge Of Homelessness Coverage

There are between 7,000 and 10,000 people living without shelter in the city, many of them living in tents on the streets.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Chewbacca Mask Lady Delights Millions Online

A Texas woman posted a video of herself wearing a Chewbacca mask and the video went viral.

May 23, 2016 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it’s been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.

May 20, 2016 4 Comments

Social Media Buzz: Lawmaker Kerfuffles In U.S. and Canada

We speak with Mike Barry of the Guardian U.S.

May 20, 2016 7 Comments

TV After Shows Popping Up Everywhere

Networks are realizing an easy source of ratings and income, capitalizing on television they’ve already made

May 12, 2016 Comment

Big Ratings Boost ‘Big Bang,’ But Season 9 Sags

The popular CBS show turns to big name cameos to balance out a stale streak.

May 6, 2016 Comment

Legendary DJ Alan Freed Gets A Final Sendoff

Freed blended a love of music with a dynamic radio personality to make an indelible mark on American popular culture.

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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.