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March 28, 2016 3 Comments

Catholic Media Network Founder Mother Mary Angelica Dies At 92

She was watched by many Catholics on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), the media organization she founded in 1981.

March 25, 2016 4 Comments

‘Piano Man’ Among 25 Recordings Added To The Library Of Congress

Other inductees include “I Will Survive,” the Marshall Plan speech and a 1962 radio broadcast of Wilt Chamberlain’s historic NBA game.

March 25, 2016 3 Comments

Netflix Throttles Video Streaming On Some Wireless Networks

The video streaming site says it’s throttling its service to help users reduce their data usage and avoid fees.

March 24, 2016 2 Comments

‘The Catch’ Is Shonda Rhimes’ Newest Production

Thursday evenings on ABC are known for their lineup of Shonda Rhimes shows, including “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

March 21, 2016 22 Comments

Political Ads Surround Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination

The battle over the president’s Supreme Court pick is also being waged on the television airwaves, with a spate of ads on both sides.

March 18, 2016 13 Comments

Can The Media Be Blamed For Trump’s Rise?

To hear Marco Rubio tell it, journalists are the reason for Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican presidential contest.

March 18, 2016 8 Comments

Undercover In Syria: CNN’s Clarissa Ward On Reporting In Rebel-Held Syria

The international correspondent has spent more time in the embattled country than any other Western TV reporter.

March 18, 2016 12 Comments

What China’s Ban On Gay TV Characters Says About The Government

New rules reported by Chinese media this month reveal tighter censorship in an already heavily censored country.

March 17, 2016 2 Comments

‘Welcome To Night Vale’ Creators Launch A New Serialized Fiction Podcast

The story in “Alice Isn’t Dead” follows an unnamed female truck driver as she searches for her missing wife, Alice.

March 16, 2016 4 Comments

‘The Americans’ Walks The Line Between Spy Thriller And Family Drama

The FX show, which returns tonight for its fourth season, focuses on the tensions of being a spy, and the tensions of being part of a family.

March 15, 2016 8 Comments

Former Publisher: Trump Magazine Was Profitable

Jerry Powers, who led the now-defunct Trump Magazine, talks about the magazine and working for Donald Trump.

March 11, 2016 5 Comments

How ‘Meat And Potatoes’ TV Shows Keep Viewers Happy

NPR’s Eric Deggans talks about two crowd-pleasers that stand out as being well done, though not groundbreaking.

March 9, 2016 6 Comments

Pete Santilli – Journalist Or Felon?

The Internet radio host broadcast hundreds of hours from the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

March 8, 2016 10 Comments

What Hulk Hogan’s Case Against Gawker Means For Free Press

Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, is suing Gawker for $100 million for publishing a video of him having sex.

March 7, 2016 6 Comments

Swedish Reporter Translates Presidential Race For Audience Back Home

At the local plumbers and pipefitters union in Flushing, we met Erika Bjerstrom, U.S. correspondent for Swedish National Television.

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 4, 2016 13 Comments

More Anti-Trump Ads Popping Up Post-Super Tuesday

Super PACs are stepping up their attacks in the wake of Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday victories, with a spate of new anti-Trump ads.

March 3, 2016 2 Comments

The Original NPR Report On Rodney King

Twenty-five years after the beating of Rodney King, we rebroadcast the first NPR report on March 8, 1991, about the incident.

February 29, 2016 11 Comments

How Chris Rock Wrangled Race At The Academy Awards

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans shares his assessment of the comedian’s performance hosting last night’s Oscars.

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.

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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.