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April 22, 2016 7 Comments

Proposal To Raise Tobacco Buying Age To 21 Sparks Debate

The Tobacco 21 campaign has persuaded a number of cities to raise the legal buying age, but Gardner, Kansas, rejected the proposal.

April 21, 2016 4 Comments

What Would Happen If Saudi Arabia Sold Its U.S. Assets?

Saudi Arabia warns that it will sell its U.S. investments if Congress passes a bill allowing victims of terror attacks sue foreign governments.

April 21, 2016 13 Comments

Sweden, Though Welcoming, Tries To Stem The Flow Of Migrants

The country’s minister for justice and migration discusses the influx of migrants and what Europe should do about the crisis.

April 21, 2016 Comment

As Complaints Grow At Airports, Senate Passes An Aviation Bill

In one week last month, around 6,800 passengers missed their flights because of delays at security, according to American Airlines.

April 20, 2016 5 Comments

Commerce Secretary Pritzker On China’s Resistance To A Steel Deal

The steel glut has caused prices to go down and jobs to disappear, but China, one of the world’s largest producers, won’t agree to a deal.

April 19, 2016 Comment

School Funding Debate Comes Before The Texas Supreme Court

Patty Rodriguez (left) insists that the quality of your education shouldn’t depend on the property wealth of your neighborhood.

April 19, 2016 9 Comments

LGBT Issues In The Spotlight In Tennessee

Tennessee lawmakers have passed legislation that would let faith-based therapists turn away potential clients on religious grounds.

April 19, 2016 18 Comments

A Year After Freddie Gray Died, Baltimore Activist Says City Hasn't Changed Much

In April 2015, Gray was arrested and later died of spinal injuries sustained in a police van. His death sparked riots and calls for change.

April 18, 2016 2 Comments

Libyan-American Activist Disappointed With Obama’s Libya Policy

President Obama recently described the lack of planning for post-civil war Libya as the worst mistake of his presidency.

April 18, 2016 6 Comments

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Obama’s Executive Actions On Immigration

The case could have wide implications not just for immigration policy, but for presidential power.

April 15, 2016 4 Comments

Energy Secretary Discusses New Energy Bill And Future For Coal Workers

It will be the first major energy legislation since the American energy landscape was dramatically reshaped by fracking.

April 15, 2016 6 Comments

Former U.S. Ambassador On South China Sea, Panama Papers, China Trade

Gary Locke, former U.S. ambassador to China, discusses various issues, including the future of U.S.-China relations.

April 14, 2016 Comment

In Geneva, Syrian Peace Talks Resume As Violence Continues

NPR’s Greg Myre discusses whether diplomats will meet their goal of building support for a political transition to end the Syrian civil war.

April 14, 2016 55 Comments

As Coal Falters, Wind Energy Is Soaring

More wind power was added last year than any other electricity source in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association.

April 14, 2016 15 Comments

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown On Panama Papers, Possible VP Nod

The Democrat discusses the massive leak of documents on shell companies, and whether he’d consider being vice president.

April 12, 2016 4 Comments

California Gets Ready To Implement Aid-In-Dying Law

The Golden State will become the fifth in the country where it’s legal for terminally ill people to take their own lives with the help of a physician.

April 11, 2016 5 Comments

Stop-And-Frisk Policy Under Scrutiny In Philadelphia

New data shows that nearly seven out of 10 stops last year were of black residents and many of the interactions were unconstitutional.

April 7, 2016 3 Comments

Is The Obama Administration Putting Pressure On Big Business?

The Obama administration made three separate announcements which seem to put pressure on big businesses in the U.S.

April 7, 2016 3 Comments

Why Slovenia Closed Its Borders To Migrants

Slovenia and other Balkan countries have closed their borders, effectively shutting down a well-traveled route for migrants.

April 6, 2016 Comment

Pfizer Abandons Allergan Deal After New Treasury Department Rules

The decision comes days after the Treasury Department issued tough new rules aimed at stopping what are known as corporate inversions.

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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.