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September 14, 2015 4 Comments

New ‘College Scorecard’ Website Compares Salaries After Graduation

The site unveiled by the Department of Education provides information to help students and parents decide on a school.

September 7, 2015 3 Comments

President Obama Signs Order Requiring Paid Sick Leave For Some

The executive order is aimed at improving worker benefits and pay, but critics see it as an excessive use of power, sidestepping Congress.

August 31, 2015 8 Comments

From Denali To Reagan National Airport: When Places Get Renamed

What goes into the decision to change a location’s name? And what happens once the change takes place?

August 24, 2015 Comment

The Original ‘Black Monday’ And Other Stock Market Crashes In History

Amid a massive sell-off in stock markets around the world, we look at other stock market crashes in history, including 1987 and 1929.

August 10, 2015 4 Comments

Coca-Cola Health Campaign Under Scrutiny

Critics say the message is designed to reverse Coke’s image as a contributor to the obesity epidemic.

July 27, 2015 79 Comments

Is Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 A Good Idea?

As New York is expected to raise its minimum hourly pay, we look at the economics and politics behind the minimum wage.

July 20, 2015 59 Comments

What Is The ‘Greatest Threat’ To Future Generations?

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says “radical Islamic terrorism” is the greatest threat, not climate change.

July 13, 2015 38 Comments

Do Americans Need To ‘Work Longer Hours’?

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has been getting criticism, after a comment he made to a New Hampshire newspaper.

July 6, 2015 2 Comments

Political Rhetoric Soars Across Europe After Greek Vote

Sunday’s “No” vote in the Greek referendum has significant political implications both in Europe and across the globe.

June 29, 2015 14 Comments

What Happens If Workers Become Obsolete?

The rapid rise in technology and machines has some experts predicting that workers could become obsolete.

June 22, 2015 7 Comments

Apple Changes Policy After Criticism From Taylor Swift

Swift wrote on Tumblr, “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”

June 15, 2015 7 Comments

A Quest To Make A Meaningful Charitable Donation

A movement called effective altruism offers guidance on maximizing the good from one’s charitable donations.

June 8, 2015 Comment

Apple’s New Music Service Joins The Streaming Scene

The streaming service has been anticipated since Apple bought Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion last year.

June 1, 2015 Comment

What Social Media Means For The ‘Humblebrag’

The art of false modesty is nothing new. But with the proliferation of self-promotion on social media, is this a humblebrag heyday?

May 26, 2015 Comment

Charter Communications Plans To Buy Time Warner Cable

The deal would create the second-largest cable country in the country. It comes after Comcast ended its bid to buy Time Warner.

May 18, 2015 9 Comments

Americans’ Lottery Spending: Who Spends Most And Where?

Americans spent $70 billion on the lottery in 2014. That’s about $230 for every man, woman and child in states where the lottery is legal.

May 11, 2015 6 Comments

Was 1991 The Most Important Year In Pop Music’s History?

Researchers are tracing the origins of big changes to the music industry — especially pop — that can be heard today.

May 4, 2015 4 Comments

Study: How Where You Live Impacts Upward Mobility

New research finds that among the 100 largest counties in the U.S., children have the hardest time escaping poverty in Baltimore.

April 27, 2015 2 Comments

What Corinthian Closures Tell Us About For-Profit Colleges

We dive into the controversies surrounding for-profit higher education institutions in America.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Comcast And Time Warner Work To Save Merger

The cable giants will sit down with Justice Department officials in the hopes of keeping their $45.2 billion merger alive.

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

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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.