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Music From The Show

On Monday we heard music from Steve Reich, Massive Attack and more.

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Cancer Blood Test Could Become 'Liquid Biopsy'

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have announced a $30 million deal with Johnson & Johnson to bring to market an experimental test that detects cancer in the blood stream.

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Bringing The World’s Literature To An American Audience

Very little of the world’s literature gets translated into English. What are English-only readers missing?

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Republicans Prepare To Make Waves In Congress

Congress’ largest GOP freshman class in 70 years will be sworn into office on Wednesday, taking control of the House of Representatives. We speak with incoming, Tea Party-supported Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., and Gail Chaddock, who covers Congress for the Christian Science Monitor.

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African Migrants Reportedly Abused By Smugglers

The Egyptian government is denying reports that human traffickers are holding African migrants in the Sinai Desert. The BBC reported that many migrants trying to get to Israel have been held hostage, and are sometimes raped and abused in the desert.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.