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June 8, 2016 11 Comments

How 1968 Defined The Political Fault Lines That Divide America Today

Riots, assassinations and protests against the Vietnam War all affected that year’s presidential election.

June 3, 2016 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.

April 25, 2016 15 Comments

New Book Takes In-Depth Look At Deadly Yarnell Fire

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed in the wildfire, the largest single-day loss of firefighters since 9/11.

April 5, 2016 5 Comments

‘Security Mom’ Juliette Kayyem On Keeping The Home(land) Safe

Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem discusses how individuals are affected by — and can bounce back from — national disasters.

April 1, 2016 Comment

Race, Sign Language At Center Of Debut Novel ‘We Love You, Charlie Freeman’

Kaitlyn Greenidge’s acclaimed novel tells the story of an unusual scientific experiment and an African-American family.

March 22, 2016 34 Comments

Getting Emotions ‘Switched On’ After Decades Of Asperger's

In his new book, John Elder Robison discusses the innovative brain therapy that dramatically changed his life and mind.

March 17, 2016 4 Comments

Reimagine Your Life At Work

Only one in three employees in the U.S. say they’re “engaged” with their work. A new book helps readers seek purpose in their jobs.

March 11, 2016 10 Comments

The Replacements Straddled Line Between Fame And Failure

“Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements” shines light on the tortured past of the band members.

March 10, 2016 2 Comments

Novel Takes On Tough Topic Of Child Abduction

Kate Hamer’s acclaimed debut novel “The Girl in the Red Coat” tells the story from the perspective of both the child and mother.

March 8, 2016 6 Comments

Two Years On, Still No Answers On Missing Malaysian Plane

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stopped communicating with air traffic control. It then disappeared.

March 3, 2016 11 Comments

Jim Wallis Calls On White Christians To Act ‘More Christian Than White’

He says the young black Americans killed by police are victims of deep, structural racial sins that go back to the founding fathers.

February 18, 2016 Comment

9/11 Shadows GOP Presidential Race

Donald Trump claims there were warnings ahead of the 2001 attacks that went unheeded by the Bush administration.

February 17, 2016 5 Comments

‘Cabaret’ Legend Joel Grey Talks About Life On Stage And Off

The actor best known for playing the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway hit and film is out with a memoir.

February 12, 2016 7 Comments

The Poetry That Led To A Death Sentence In Saudi Arabia

After international outcry, the sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh was reduced to prison time and lashes.

February 10, 2016 Comment

A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, “Incarceration Nations.”

February 3, 2016 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

January 26, 2016 10 Comments

Longtime Christie Watcher Pens New Book On New Jersey Governor

After covering Christie for five years, Matt Katz is out with a new book, “American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption.”

January 21, 2016 9 Comments

From Opposite Sides Of The Aisle, A Call For Common Ground

Former senators Trent Lott, a Republican, and Tom Daschle, a Democrat, are sounding the alarm on “our broken politics.”

January 13, 2016 8 Comments

Management Lessons From The Mars Rover Landing

The head of the NASA team in charge of the entry, descent and landing of Curiosity, shares what he learned.

January 12, 2016 5 Comments

Robert Gates On Leadership And The 2016 Election

The former defense secretary’s new book discusses how leaders can make “transformational change” in their organizations.

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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.

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.