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June 3, 2016 5 Comments

In Texas, Women’s Access To Health Care Could Hurt Efforts To Deal With Zika

State health officials have been charged with creating “a clear and concise plan” for dealing with a possible outbreak.

June 3, 2016 2 Comments

U.S. Economy Adds A Paltry 38,000 Jobs In May

Wall Street fell today upon news of the smallest monthly addition of jobs in almost six years.

June 2, 2016 Comment

One Year After Floods, Still No Relief For This Small Texas Town

In the small Latino community Martindale, outside of Austin, residents are still struggling.

June 2, 2016 3 Comments

Federal Government Proposes New Rules Aimed At Payday Lenders

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at the expected impact of the rules with business journalist Ali Velshi.

June 2, 2016 4 Comments

UCLA Investigating Doors That Couldn’t Be Secured During Campus Shooting

There’s been a shift towards lockable classroom doors since the Sandy Hook school shooting. But they can be expensive.

June 2, 2016 36 Comments

Massachusetts Moves Closer To Transgender Bathroom Protections

The Massachusetts House has passed a bill aimed at preventing discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations.

June 2, 2016 3 Comments

Nashville High Schoolers Train As Baristas To Help Themselves Through College

Nashville high schoolers spent part of their semester training to be baristas, and the purpose is more academic than you’d think.

June 2, 2016 2 Comments

Mountaineers Launch Mission To Recover Lost World War II Soldiers

Three American soldiers were lost in a storm in Greenland after their transport plane crashed. They were never heard from again.

June 2, 2016 Comment

NBA Finals Tip Off Tonight In Repeat Of Last Year’s Championship

It’s the matchup many NBA fans wanted. But it almost didn’t happen. We discuss with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca.

June 2, 2016 12 Comments

‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Marches On, Into The 21st Century

The book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has become an invaluable source of information about women’s sexual and reproductive health.

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?

June 2, 2016 27 Comments

Clinton Aims At Trump In ‘Major Foreign Policy Speech’

Clinton highlighted her experience as secretary of state, while calling Donald Trump “temperamentally unfit” to be president.

June 1, 2016 6 Comments

Searching For An Alternative Brain Cancer Cure While Fighting The FDA

Neil Fachon found an experimental brain cancer therapy being offered in Texas. But just one day into treatment, the FDA ordered it to stop.

June 1, 2016 Comment

Teachers Around The Country Get Creative To Improve Student Literacy

An emphasis on standardized testing has educators worried that some students aren’t learning the basics of reading and writing.

June 1, 2016 3 Comments

In Record Year, World Pours $286 Billion Into Renewable Energy

Investments in solar, wind and hydropower were more than twice as high as money spent on developing fossil fuels sources.

June 1, 2016 3 Comments

Former Senator George Mitchell On Intractable Mid-East Issues

Mitchell was President Obama’s special envoy to the Middle East. His memoir reflects on his diplomatic work overseas.

June 1, 2016 Comment

Former Heroin Addict Helps Users Get Treatment

Thea Oliphant-Wells was homeless and addicted to heroin. Today, she’s no longer using and helps those who are.

June 1, 2016 3 Comments

Court Documents Paint A Sketchy Picture Of Trump University

The university’s pushy sales tactics don’t match up with what some might expect for a typical educational institution.

June 1, 2016 4 Comments

Irish-Influenced Musician Aoife O’Donovan On Her Top American Playlist

O’Donovan grew up outside of Boston, but spent her summers in Ireland, exploring a mixture of Irish and American folk songs.

June 1, 2016 81 Comments

Why It’s So Difficult For Presidents To Ask For Less Energy Use

The current candidates may remember what happened to President Jimmy Carter when he called for conservation in the ’70s.

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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.