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April 25, 2013 Comment

Essay: Feelings Of Strangeness, Sadness In Downtown Boston

The makeshift memorials that sprang up around the Boston Marathon crime scene have been moved to Copley Square Park. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock pays a visit.

April 24, 2013 Comment

Essay: Why A Plodder Can’t Wait For The 2014 Boston Marathon

Here & Now producer Emiko Tamagawa doesn’t run. But she loves the Boston Marathon and spotting those brightly colored bags.

April 23, 2013 38 Comments

How The Case Against Dzokhar Tsarnaev Might Proceed

In the face of strong evidence, including videos of the Boston Marathon bombings, can Tsarnaev’s attorneys mount a credible defense? We speak with lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

April 23, 2013 6 Comments

Bombing Suspect To Face Additional Charges

State prosecutors expect to charge Dzokhar Tsarnaev separately in the killing of MIT police officer Sean Collier, and federal prosecutors could also add new charges when he’s indicted in the bombing.

April 22, 2013 Comment

A Memorial Grows In Boston

Ever since the Boston Marathon bombings, memorials to the victims have sprung up at the barricades surrounding the crime scene. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock spoke to visitors there.

April 22, 2013 Comment

Support Pours In For Brothers Who Each Lost A Leg

Brothers J.P. and Paul Norden each lost a leg in the attack. Here & Now’s Chris Ballman attended a fundraiser held for the men, at a restaurant where the brothers were regulars.

April 22, 2013 19 Comments

Robin Responds To Questions After Becoming Part Of Story

Here & Now host Robin Young reflects on our coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt and the reaction to her interview with her nephew, Zolan, who knew one of the alleged bombers.

April 22, 2013 6 Comments

8 Rules Of Reporting Breaking News

WBUR reporter Bruce Gellerman was on the scene in Boston and Watertown, as authorities closed in on the surviving suspect in the marthon bombings. He opens his reporter’s notebook.

April 22, 2013 39 Comments

Dancer Who Lost Leg In Bombing: ‘I’m A Fighter’

We speak with two people seriously wounded in the marathon bombings: a dancer whose leg was amputated below the knee, and her husband, who just got back from Afghanistan.

April 22, 2013 Comment

Marathon Bombing Suspect Charged In Hospital

Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property resulting in death.

April 19, 2013 2 Comments

View From The Neighborhood On Lockdown

Our colleague Jon Peck lives in the Watertown, Mass. neighborhood where the shootout with the two suspects took place. The neighborhood is still on lockdown and he joins us by phone.

April 19, 2013 6 Comments

Teacher: Bombing Suspect Had ‘Heart Of Gold’

Larry Aaronson was a teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, the public high school attended by bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and lived in the same neighborhood.

April 19, 2013 2 Comments

What Does Chechnya Have To Do With Marathon Bombings?

Now that we know the suspects are Cambridge, Mass. brothers who grew up in Chechnya, we take a look at the legacy of violence there, and how it might be connected to the attacks.

April 19, 2013 149 Comments

H&N’s Robin Young: I’ve Met The Suspect

Here & Now host Robin Young’s nephew (right) is a friend and former classmate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (left), who police identify as the surviving suspect in the bombings.

April 19, 2013 3 Comments

Police Search For Surviving Suspect In Bombings

Boston’s police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continues. Police say the first suspect has been killed.

April 18, 2013 33 Comments

Carlos Arredondo Hailed As Hero For Bombing Response

Carlos Arredondo, the man in the cowboy hat in this now-famous photo from the Boston Marathon bombings, has a remarkable story. We’ve spoken with him in the past, and speak with him again.

April 18, 2013 Comment

Iraq Vet’s Advice To Marathon Bombing Amputees

At least 14 of the people injured in the attack have had legs amputated. Tom Davis, who lost a leg in Iraq – and won the Boston Marathon men’s handcycle race – offers this advice.

April 18, 2013 Comment

Crowdsourcing The Boston Marathon Investigation

Amateur detectives are going on social media sites like Reddit to comb through photos and videos and offer their opinions on the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

April 17, 2013 Comment

Officials: Suspect Identified In Boston Marathon Blasts

CNN and WCVB-TV in Boston have pulled back on reports that an arrest has been made in the Boston Marathon bombings, but numerous media outlets say an arrest is imminent.

April 17, 2013 Comment

Restaurants Aid Victims Of Marathon Bombings

Restaurants and other businesses are hosting fundraisers to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, including brothers J.P. and Paul Norden, who each lost one leg.

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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.