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Rundown for June 24, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Supreme Court Avoids Major Ruling On Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court’s 7-1 decision to send the case back to a lower court leaves unsettled many of the basic questions about the continued use of race as a factor in college admissions.

12:15 PM EDT Comment

This Week In Washington

We speak with NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian about likely rulings from the Supreme Court and the week ahead in Congress, including a key vote planned on immigration in the Senate.

12:25 PM EDT 5 Comments

Ecuador Considers Snowden’s Asylum Request

NSA leaker Edward Snowden is requesting asylum from Ecuador to avoid U.S. prosecution on espionage charges, but he was a no-show on a scheduled flight out of Moscow today.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Opening Statements Begin In Zimmerman Trial

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman claims he shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in self defense. Prosecutors say he racially profiled Martin.

12:40 PM EDT 26 Comments

Mother Of Boston Bombing Suspects Speaks Out

The mother of the accused Boston Marathon bombers speaks to the BBC ahead of a planned visit to the U.S. for her son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s first court hearing.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Bruins, Blackhawks Race For The Stanley Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks face-off against the Boston Bruins tonight, in what could be the Stanley Cup clincher. The Blackhawks lead the series 3-2 and need only one more win to defeat the Bruins.

12:55 PM EDT 2 Comments

Chicago’s Smith Westerns Out With New Album

NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson bring us new music each week. Today he brings the song “Glossed” from indie rock band Smith Westerns, off their new album “Soft Will.”

12:57 PM EDT 6 Comments

Robin Young’s Thoughts On Last Day Hosting Solo

Here & Now host Robin Young shares her thoughts and gratitude on her last day hosting the program alone. Here & Now expands to a two-hour show on July 1, and Jeremy Hobson starts co-hosting June 25.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

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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.