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June 3, 2016 Comment

Massachusetts Town Reflects On Year Of Treating, Not Arresting, Opioid Addicts

More than 100 police departments around the country have started similar programs.

June 3, 2016 3 Comments

European Union Pays African States In Attempt To Stem Migration

European rescue boats have saved hundreds of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, from Libya to Europe.

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 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 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.

May 25, 2016 4 Comments

Senate Votes To Block New Rule On Retirement Advice

The rule requires brokers to act in the best interest of their clients when it comes to retirement accounts.

May 25, 2016 4 Comments

What Foreign Policy Challenges Will The Next President Face?

President Obama came into office promising to end wars, but he’ll leave the White House with thousands of American troops still on the ground.

May 25, 2016 40 Comments

Exxon Investors Float Climate Measures To Shrink Company From Within

Investors will vote on whether or not to cut spending on new oil exploration in the Arctic, among other proposals.

May 25, 2016 7 Comments

What Tax Returns Really Reveal About Presidential Candidates

Likely Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to receive criticism for not releasing his returns. But how telling are they?

May 24, 2016 Comment

Journalists Train For Hostile Conflict In U.S. And Abroad

Reporters can now get training on how to avoid dangerous situations, and what to do if they are in one.

May 24, 2016 11 Comments

San Francisco News Outlets Plan Surge Of Homelessness Coverage

There are between 7,000 and 10,000 people living without shelter in the city, many of them living in tents on the streets.

May 24, 2016 2 Comments

Congress Votes On Long-Awaited Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The bill deals with how the U.S. regulates chemicals found in common household products, from shampoo to couch cushions.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Houston Drops Glass Recycling Pickup

The Houston City Council voted to stop curbside glass recycling because the city’s waste contractor says it costs too much.

May 20, 2016 Comment

Lawsuit Challenges El Paso’s De Facto Debtor Prison

The border city of El Paso, Texas has a policy that allows the city to jail people who cannot pay their traffic fines. Now a lawsuit filed in federal court is challenging the practice.

May 20, 2016 19 Comments

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.

May 19, 2016 2 Comments

Britain's Former Head Of MI6 Talks About Global Security Issues

We speak with Sir John Sawers, former head of Britain’s secret intelligence service, about a wide range of global security issues.

May 19, 2016 5 Comments

Helping Unemployment Through Wage Insurance, Other Options

We examine how the U.S. incentivizes unemployed workers to stay unemployed, and what safety net options are out there.

May 18, 2016 9 Comments

Obama Administration Announces Plan To Boost Overtime Pay

The new rule would allow salaried workers making under $47,476 a year across the U.S. to be eligible for overtime pay.

May 16, 2016 21 Comments

Drawing The Line: Preventing Urban Sprawl In Portland

Some believe the urban growth boundary line, established in the 1970s, has led to increased housing costs in the city.

May 13, 2016 10 Comments

Oxfam: Poultry Plant Workers Unable To Take Bathroom Breaks

Inside production plants, employees are subject to inhumane working conditions, like not being able to use the bathroom upon request.

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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.