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June 6, 2016 9 Comments

Sanders, Clinton Battle For California, But Why Is Trump In The Golden State?

Recent polls show Sanders drawing close to Clinton among the state’s voters.

June 6, 2016 32 Comments

Bill Maher Reflects On Humor, Politics In Wild 2016 Election

The unusual antics of this year’s presidential campaign could be seen as good fortune to a comedian like Maher.

June 6, 2016 3 Comments

South Dakotans Head To Polls On Tuesday For Primary Vote

The state is one of six that votes on Tuesday, the last major primary election day.

June 3, 2016 15 Comments

Clinton, Trump Trade Names, Sanders Says He Has ‘Excellent Chance’ To Win California

Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump “temperamentally unfit” to be president during a press conference Thursday.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 31, 2016 17 Comments

After Weeks Of Delay, Trump Unveils Veterans Group Donations

Trump spent almost 10 minutes at a press conference Tuesday reading off organizations how much they received.

May 30, 2016 Comment

Brexit Debate Heads Into Home Stretch

British voters head to the polls in just four weeks to decide whether the country should remain in the European Union.

May 30, 2016 4 Comments

Sanders Campaigns In California, Clintons March In Memorial Day Parade

The Vermont senator meets with California voters today as that state and five others prepare to vote next week.

May 27, 2016 4 Comments

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician’s appeal to voters. But there’s more than one way to inspire confidence.

May 27, 2016 60 Comments

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn’t so simple.

May 27, 2016 2 Comments

Louisiana’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law Makes It A Hate Crime To Target Police

The state is the first in the nation to include police and other emergency responders under its hate crime laws.

May 27, 2016 Comment

France Is Roiled By A Series Of Labor Strikes

The strikes have disrupted oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and public transportation.

May 27, 2016 25 Comments

Election Roundtable: Trump Becomes Presumed Nominee, Clinton Scandal Resurfaces

Sirius XM’s Julie Mason and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks join Here & Now for a review of this week’s campaign news.

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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.