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April 4, 2016 75 Comments

Firing Of Anchor For Race-Related Comments Spurs Debate

The firing of a white anchor for speculating black men were responsible for a mass shooting has sparked a debate in the black community.

January 1, 2016 7 Comments

Reclaiming Conversation By Ditching Our Devices

This professor is worried about technology’s influence on us – on our conversations, creativity, and ability to empathize with each other.

January 1, 2016 4 Comments

What Service, Sacrifice Mean For American Veterans

Producer Alex Ashlock focuses a lot of his attention on the military and veterans. He has these thoughts on the meaning of service and sacrifice.

December 31, 2015 41 Comments

‘Manspreading’ Makes List Of Words Banished For ‘General Uselessness’

Lake Superior State University’s list includes the phrase, which refers to how men often take up too much space on public transportation.

December 29, 2015 4 Comments

A Syrian-American Reflects On A Difficult Year In The News

This week we’re talking with people who have been impacted by some of the big news stories of the year, like this Syrian-American student.

December 29, 2015 5 Comments

Why This Attorney Supports Independent Prosecutors For Police-Involved Crimes

After an update in the Tamir Rice case, a former president of the National Bar Association shares what she believes needs to change.

May 18, 2015 8 Comments

Jeremy Hobson’s Advice For Selfie-Stick Users

Urban Dictionary defines selfie-stick as an elongated plastic or metal rod “with a camera on one end and a dense moron on the other.”

May 8, 2015 13 Comments

Will More Candidates Make It Harder To Stand Out In 2016?

There are now six Republicans officially running for president. Kay Henderson of Iowa Radio and Paul Steinhauser of NH1 discuss the latest.

March 18, 2015 142 Comments

Confession: I’m Biased Against Women Authors

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd has kept a log of books he’s read over a decade. He found a dearth of women authors. Is it just him?

February 18, 2015 244 Comments

Jehovah’s Witness Leaders Accused Of Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse

An investigation by Reveal and the Center for Investigative Reporting has uncovered a policy of secrecy around claims of abuse.

February 4, 2015 Comment

Will Harper Lee’s New Novel Overshadow Her First Book?

A sequel to the critically acclaimed novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is due out this July.

February 3, 2015 9 Comments

Controversial Truck Driver Rules Put Spotlight On Safety

Truckers say they don’t mind the long hours, but that they want to choose when to take their breaks.

February 3, 2015 2 Comments

What’s It Like To Run The Circus, Ice Shows & More

All the Disney on Ice shows including the popular show, “Frozen,”are produced — not by Disney — but by Feld Entertainment.

December 29, 2014 Comment

Uncertain Heroes Are A Big Feature In Current Cinema

The Boston Globe’s film critic has noticed a trend in films this year: the conflicted hero who doesn’t consider his or her actions heroic.

December 29, 2014 140 Comments

Retired Professor To Her Colleagues: Retire Already!

Retired Hofstra professor Laurie Fendrich argues college professors remaining on faculty indefinitely is bad for students and universities.

November 12, 2014 19 Comments

Three Stories Of Sketchy Journalism

NPR’s David Folkenflik talks about whether journalists who fabricate or rip off copy from others should be banished from the field forever.

September 22, 2014 Comment

Is TV Going ‘Nice’?

A new batch of shows will be premiering this fall on TV and they’re much “nicer” with lighter plotlines, funnier characters, and newer stars.

September 10, 2014 11 Comments

Exploring The Mystery Of Men In America

The NPR series “Men in America” comes to an end this week. It has introduced evolving notions of masculinity in the 21st century.

September 8, 2014 Comment

Ty Burr’s Take On The Toronto International Film Festival

Many films start generating Oscar buzz during the Toronto International Film Festival, which is going now.

June 27, 2014 3 Comments

Is The U.S. Abandoning Iraqis Who Helped During The War?

Kirk Johnson, founder of The List Project, says many Iraqis who helped the U.S. during the war are in great danger.

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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.