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April 18, 2016 4 Comments

Budget Cuts Place Financial Burden On Public Universities

A 10-month budget impasse in Illinois has put funding for the state’s public universities and community colleges in jeopardy.

April 11, 2016 9 Comments

What’s The Best Way To Find Great Employees?

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic discusses the tactics companies are using to recruit and how those techniques are working.

April 4, 2016 8 Comments

Should The Government File Your Taxes?

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson says it would be way simpler if the government filed your taxes for you.

March 28, 2016 6 Comments

Chicago Loses Population As Sun Belt Cities Grow

Seven of the 10 fastest growing metro areas in the U.S. are in Florida and Texas. Chicago has the highest net migration decline.

March 23, 2016 4 Comments

New Jersey Bill Would Fine Texting While Crossing Street

Pedestrians caught using their phones while crossing the street would be fined in New Jersey. Will this solve the problem of distracted walkers?

February 29, 2016 29 Comments

Millennial Voters: More Liberal, But Will They Turn Out?

This is the first election year that there are as many millennials of voting age as there are baby boomers.

February 23, 2016 10 Comments

Presidential Campaigns Look Back, But Was America’s Past Better?

The Republican presidential race is full of references to better times, but Derek Thompson of The Atlantic questions that idea.

February 15, 2016 16 Comments

Antonin Scalia’s Key Cases

We look back at some of the late Supreme Court justice’s most consequential decisions and dissents.

February 8, 2016 10 Comments

The Fastest And Slowest Talking States In The U.S.

In a state-by-state breakdown, the firm found that northern states tended to speak faster, say more words and grow impatient quicker than southern states.

December 28, 2015 Comment

Holiday Sales Boom Brings Hoverboard Fails

One of the holiday season’s most popular gifts is causing some serious headaches, the Atlantic’s Derek Thompson tells us.

December 21, 2015 5 Comments

Box Office Numbers Show The Force Is Still Clearly With Us

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” soared this weekend, generating a galactic $238 million at the box office – the biggest North American debut of all time.

December 14, 2015 Comment

After Climate Agreement, What Comes Next?

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson explains what the new deal means for countries and businesses and how the deal will be carried out.

November 23, 2015 10 Comments

Zuckerberg To Take 2 Months Parental Leave, Mayer To Take 2 Weeks

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has said she’ll take two weeks of leave, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to take two months.

November 9, 2015 22 Comments

How Much Do Voters Value The Truth?

We look at what it means for a presidential candidate when he or she is called dishonest, and how that is perceived by the public.

November 2, 2015 3 Comments

Hesitant to Increase Wages, Some Employers Add Perks Instead

Unemployment may be at its lowest level in seven years, but employers remain reluctant to raise wages.

October 26, 2015 Comment

How Much Time Do U.S. Students Spend On Standardized Tests?

A new study found students spend 20 to 25 hours a year taking the tests, but it’s unclear how much time they spend preparing.

October 12, 2015 Comment

Princeton Economist Wins Nobel For Research Into Poverty

Angus Deaton of Scotland has won the Nobel Prize in economics. We look at his work and its real-world impact.

October 5, 2015 16 Comments

A Closer Look At Gun Ownership In The U.S.

The U.S. has the highest rate of private gun ownership in the world. We look at some of the research on firearms in America.

September 28, 2015 3 Comments

Study: Asians To Become Largest U.S. Immigrant Group By 2055

Pew Research Center predicts that Asians will surpass Hispanics as the largest immigrant group in the U.S.

September 22, 2015 Comment

Does Being Lonely Impact Social Interactions?

New research suggests individuals who feel lonely and are exposed to more negative social cues are more likely to guard against other social threats, causing them to withdraw.

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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.