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12:06 PM EDT Comment

Paterson, NJ Residents Struggle With Flooding

Authorities in New Jersey have ordered evacuations in Paterson after the Passaic River crested Tuesday, causing extensive flooding.

12:15 PM EDT 11 Comments

‘Freedom Summer’ Reveals Grimmer Mississippi Than ‘The Help’

The top movie at the box office is “The Help,” about the plight of black maids in 1960s-era Mississippi. But a more bleak image of the state emerges in Bruce Watson’s book “Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made American A Democracy.”

12:35 PM EDT 5 Comments

Controversy Mars World Track And Field Championships

The World Track and Field Championships in Daegu, South Korea got off to a bad start when the world’s fastest man was disqualified for a false start. We speak with Runner’s World editor at large Amby Burfoot.

12:40 PM EDT 7 Comments

Ry Cooder’s Soundtrack For The Financial Crisis

Ry Cooder’s new CD is filled with songs about the financial crisis. Cooder says he’s “furious really about what’s going on…this political situation in this country.”

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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.

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.