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December 27, 2013 16 Comments

Colorado Towns Split Over Sale Of Recreational Marijuana

Recreational use of marijuana will be legal in Colorado starting Jan. 1, but some cities have voted to ban the retail sale of marijuana.

December 27, 2013 Comment

Sudanese Lost Boy: “South Sudan Deserves Better Leaders”

Two South Sudanese-Americans say there can be no reconciliation in South Sudan unless the country’s president and former vice-president step down.

December 26, 2013 6 Comments

Did ‘Queer Eye’ Help Change Society’s Perceptions of Gay Men?

Ten years ago, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” debuted on the Bravo cable channel. Two of the show’s stars, Ted Allen and Carson Kressley, reflect on the show’s impact on LGBT rights.

December 26, 2013 6 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s 2014 Food Trends

What will be the hot food trends in 2014? Intrepid Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst did her research, and brings us her top five trends to look out for.

December 26, 2013 12 Comments

Edward Snowden, The Pope Top List Of Biggest Stories

To wrap up on the big stories of the year, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson is joined by On Point’s Tom Ashbrook and Univision and Fusion’s Jorge Ramos.

December 24, 2013 Comment

DJ Sessions: Christmas Edition

This week, we bring you a special installment of the DJ Sessions: Christmas oldies, with recommendations from Mike Haile, also known as “Mike in the Morning.”

December 24, 2013 Comment

An Artist Imagines Santa And His Robot Reindeer

Kenny Irwin is an artist whose most popular work is his Christmas installation, “RoboLights,” which includes Santas, reindeer, aliens, and robots.

December 23, 2013 Comment

PR Executive Feels Power Of Twitter

In light of an offensive tweet about AIDS and Africa that cost a PR executive her job, an etiquette expert joins Here & Now to discuss social media manners.

December 23, 2013 4 Comments

A Conversation with Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton

A.C. Wharton, the mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, discusses how national issues from the Affordable Care Act to the economy have affected his city this year.

December 20, 2013 26 Comments

Mr. Cohen’s Choir Music For Christmas

Robin Young’s former high school choir director, Ron Cohen, brings us his picks for choral Christmas music.

December 20, 2013 2 Comments

A Resurgence Of Electronic Classical Music

Electronic sounds have become pretty familiar in pop songs. But electronically-produced sounds are also making their way into classical music, leading to new and interesting works.

November 29, 2013 Comment

The Year In Tech

It’s been a big year for gadgets: the new iPhones, tablets galore and new gaming systems. But did they live up to the hype? Tech reporter Hiawatha Bray joins us.

November 28, 2013 Comment

It's A Menorah! It's A Turkey! It's A Menurkey!

This year, Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah will coincide, and what better way to celebrate than with a Menurkey — a turkey-shaped menorah designed by a 10-year-old.

November 22, 2013 5 Comments

Sen. Hoeven: Senate Rule Change Is ‘Power Grab’

After the Senate voted yesterday to overturn decades of precedent by eliminating a rule that allows a minority to block final votes, we speak with Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota.

October 31, 2013 Comment

‘Spinning Plates’ Documentary Explores Restaurants

The new foodie documentary “Spinning Plates” takes us inside three extraordinary restaurants and introduces us to the teams that keep them running.

October 22, 2013 14 Comments

Could More Representatives Help Congressional Gridlock?

After our conversation with a former Republican congressman, one of our listeners wrote in with her suggestions on how to fix Congress. We run them by a Stanford professor.

October 17, 2013 2 Comments

What Is The Draw Of The Lone Hero?

Recent films have all featured a protagonist who finds him or herself alone in a desperate situation. That got film critic Ty Burr thinking about what the lone hero might say about our current cultural moment.

October 16, 2013 3 Comments

A Rocky Road To Motherhood

Jennifer Wolff Perrine’s road to motherhood was a long and difficult one. She found a match with a birth mother who would let Wolff Perrine adopt her unborn son. But then, things got complicated.

October 16, 2013 2 Comments

Bond King Bill Gross Calls U.S. Default ‘Unimaginable’

Even though financial institutions are reacting to concerns that Congress will fail to raise the debt ceiling by midnight tonight, one expert says it is unlikely that lawmakers will be unable to reach a deal.

October 15, 2013 3 Comments

Some Thoughts Six Months After The Marathon Bombing

In the days after the Boston marathon bombings in April — we turned to Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock for reporting and more. Six months later, he shares his thoughts

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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.