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May 19, 2016 2 Comments

Search Is On For Missing EgyptAir Plane

EgyptAir says there were 66 people aboard flight MS 804.

May 19, 2016 2 Comments

Britain's Former Head Of MI6 Talks About Global Security Issues

We speak with Sir John Sawers, former head of Britain’s secret intelligence service, about a wide range of global security issues.

May 19, 2016 Comment

First Female President Takes Office In Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen hailed her victory as a sign of Taiwan’s independence, but China still claims it controls the island nation.

May 19, 2016 2 Comments

EgyptAir Plane Is Missing, Believed Crashed In The Mediterranean

The flight was bound for Cairo from Paris, and disappeared early today over the Mediterranean.

May 18, 2016 Comment

Tim Cook Makes His First Visit To India As Apple CEO

Last quarter Apple’s sales in India jumped 56 percent, even while worldwide Apple sales declined for the first time in 13 years.

May 18, 2016 Comment

Drone Startup To Deliver Blood And Medical Supplies To Rwanda

Zipline, a U.S. startup, will begin using drones to deliver medical supplies to Rwanda this summer.

May 17, 2016 Comment

Why Are Oil Prices Going Up?

Oil prices hit a six-month high yesterday and could reach $50 a barrel for the first time since November.

May 17, 2016 Comment

Fort McMurray Principal Fled With Bus Of School Children, Now Waiting To Return

New evacuations have been ordered in Alberta, Canada, where a wildfire that started May 1st has already forced the evacuation of 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray.

May 16, 2016 50 Comments

State Of Emergency Declared In Venezuela

The country is facing food shortages, regular blackouts, inflation and an increasingly dire public health situation.

May 16, 2016 4 Comments

Dozens Arrested In Climate Protests, Oil Train Blockades

Over the weekend activists blockaded railroads in crude-oil hubs from Anacortes, Washington to Albany, New York.

May 16, 2016 2 Comments

Doping Shadows Olympics

Athletes from Russia and Kenya are in danger of missing the Summer Olympics because of performance enhancing drug use.

May 13, 2016 Comment

Apple Backs Uber Competitor In China

Apple is investing $1 billion in a Chinese ride-hailing startup called Didi.

May 13, 2016 Comment

Trying To Make Sense Of China’s Cultural Revolution

Mao Zedong, chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, launched the Cultural Revolution 50 years ago this month.

May 13, 2016 3 Comments

Top Hezbollah Military Commander Killed

According to Hezbollah, Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an explosion in Syria.

May 13, 2016 3 Comments

Obama’s Visit To Hiroshima Is ‘About Memory, More Than It’s About Apology’

The White House announced this week that President Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month during a trip to Japan.

May 12, 2016 Comment

‘The Punisher’ Is The Likely President In Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte, known as a tough, crime fighting mayor, leads his nation’s presidential race despite controversy surrounding his tenure as mayor of Davao City.

May 12, 2016 Comment

Brazil’s President Suspended From Office, Faces Impeachment Trial

Brazil’s Senate has voted to impeach and suspend embattled President Dilma Rousseff after an all-night 20-hour session of debate.

May 11, 2016 2 Comments

Climate Protests Aim To Keep Fossil Fuels In The Ground

Climate protests across six continents will culminate this weekend with civil disobedience planned in numerous cities.

May 11, 2016 4 Comments

Environmentalists Fear Poison Pill In Puerto Rico Debt Bill

A potential rider in the bill would relinquish federal control of a national wildlife refuge on the island of Vieques.

May 11, 2016 Comment

Marking The 400th Anniversary Of Cervantes’ Death

His most famous work, Don Quixote, still holds its title as one of the most read books in the world.

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

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.