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May 5, 2016 3 Comments

Late Night Hosts Lampoon Presidential Candidates

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans discusses the role late night comedy plays in elections.

May 3, 2016 24 Comments

Diane Rehm On Medically Assisted Dying

Rehm speaks about her husband’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease and her new book, “On My Own.”

May 2, 2016 10 Comments

Arianna Huffington Joins The Uber Board

We speak with NPR’s David Folkenflik about what this means for the site’s coverage of the important tech company.

April 29, 2016 3 Comments

Social Media Buzz: ‘Dads Don’t Babysit’ And #EndGunViolence

Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss stories currently getting traction on social media.

April 29, 2016 5 Comments

The New Yorker Cartoon Editor Goes Full Donald With Trump-Only Issue

For Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, Donald Trump’s campaign is ripe for parody.

April 28, 2016 7 Comments

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up “Sesame Street.”

April 26, 2016 2 Comments

Gannett Ready To Pay $815 Million For Tribune Publishing

The media giant is trying to acquire the parent company of the Los Angeles Times and eight other daily newspapers.

April 21, 2016 21 Comments

ESPN Fires Curt Schilling For Offensive Facebook Post

The former ace pitcher was fired after he shared a post on social media that many considered offensive to the transgender community.

April 20, 2016 7 Comments

HBO Sunday Night Lineup Brings Back Fan Favorites

Three hit HBO Shows – “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” – begin new seasons this weekend.

April 18, 2016 6 Comments

New York Daily News Columnist: We Didn’t Create Donald Trump, ‘We Put Him On Steroids’

Longtime columnist Linda Stasi answers concerns that she and her paper helped make Trump a national candidate.

April 14, 2016 5 Comments

Donald Trump Talks To Pretty Much Everyone, Except Public Media

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik discusses the Republican front-runner’s relationship with broadcast outlets.

April 14, 2016 Comment

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Returns To Netflix For Season Two

The show, created by Tina Fey and “30 Rock” show runner Robert Carlock, returns Friday. NPR’s Eric Deggans shares a review.

April 13, 2016 2 Comments

Verizon Is More Than A Phone Service Company

Verizon’s purchase of AOL in 2015 gave it content providers like TechCrunch and the Huffington Post. It’s also preparing to bid for Yahoo.

April 8, 2016 Comment

Rick Scott, Hillary Clinton Reminded Of The Perils Of Social Media

Videos of Florida governor Rick Scott facing a critic at a Starbucks, and Hillary Clinton’s multiple attempts to swipe into the New York City subway, went viral.

April 8, 2016 Comment

Mashable Pivots, Cuts Staff And Hard News Coverage

Mashable is steering away from coverage of world news and politics.

April 8, 2016 9 Comments

‘Periods For Pence’ Campaign Protests Indiana Abortion Law

Women in Indiana are calling and emailing Governor Mike Pence to tell him about their periods — in great detail.

April 6, 2016 9 Comments

Amy Schumer Challenges Being In Glamour’s ‘Plus Size’ Issue

Schumer says her problem is that Glamour did not tell her she would be labeled “plus size.”

April 5, 2016 Comment

‘The People v. OJ Simpson’ Ends Tonight, Amid Critical And Social Media Buzz

One of the year’s most critically acclaimed TV shows wraps up tonight on FX.

April 5, 2016 Comment

The ‘Unseen’ Victims Of Cleveland Serial Killer Anthony Sowell

A new documentary about the 11 victims of Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell debuts.

April 4, 2016 9 Comments

Gay Talese’s Comments On Women Writers Spark Controversy

At a writing conference in Boston, the legendary writer said women writers of his generation seldom took on tough subjects.

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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.