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2016 Election Road Trip
June 7, 2016 4 Comments

The Best View In Town: A Helicopter Ride Over Los Angeles

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson rides along with reporter Rick Dickert, and finds out how the city – and its traffic – are changing.

June 7, 2016 3 Comments

Did San Bernardino’s Terror Attack Change The Politics Of Those Involved?

The attacks began a national debate on terrorism, Muslim immigration and gun control.

June 7, 2016 26 Comments

Silicon Valley Shuns Donald Trump, Opens Its Wallet For Bernie Sanders

Tech workers, concerned about free trade with China, immigration and education, are keeping a close eye on the 2016 election.

June 7, 2016 20 Comments

California Republican Lawmaker Explains Why He’s Uncomfortable With Trump

Rocky Chavez decided against a U.S. Senate run because he was worried that Trump being on the ticket would make it harder to be elected.

June 7, 2016 10 Comments

Former California Governor Sees Similarities, Differences Between Trump, Schwarzenegger

Gray Davis was recalled in 2003 and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose name recognition and celebrity helped fuel his rise.

June 6, 2016 8 Comments

Trump’s Words, Politics Threaten GOP's Inroads With Latinos

Latinos are skeptical and even hostile towards the candidacy of Donald Trump, but he insists he’ll win their votes.

June 6, 2016 Comment

Witness, Officer, And Victim Remember San Bernardino Terror Attack, 6 Months On

The attack left the community in tatters, changing the city and the national dialogue about security and home grown terrorists.

June 6, 2016 9 Comments

Sanders, Clinton Battle For California, But Why Is Trump In The Golden State?

Recent polls show Sanders drawing close to Clinton among the state’s voters.

June 6, 2016 32 Comments

Bill Maher Reflects On Humor, Politics In Wild 2016 Election

The unusual antics of this year’s presidential campaign could be seen as good fortune to a comedian like Maher.

May 17, 2016 4 Comments

The Oregon Trail Game's Minnesota Roots

We speak with Paul Dillenberger, one of the game’s creators, about the origins of Oregon Trail.

May 17, 2016 2 Comments

Oregon Primary: Are Democrats Behind Clinton?

Clinton leads Sanders by double digits in Oregon, but many people expect Sanders to win anyway.

May 17, 2016 14 Comments

Moving Out? Put Your Couch On A Bike Trailer

In bike-loving Portland, there is a movement afoot to use bicycles for something unheard of—moving out.

May 17, 2016 3 Comments

Oregon Primary Tests New Vote-By-Mail System

All 2.3 million voters in Oregon now get their ballots through the mail.

May 17, 2016 18 Comments

The State Of Oregon’s Timber Industry

Oregon’s once-booming timber industry has fallen sharply since the 1990s, when timber production was halted where it interfered with the threatened spotted owl.

May 17, 2016 9 Comments

Clinton Or Sanders? Oregon’s Democrats Face Primary Choice

Political analysts say the state’s demographics favor Sanders, but the only poll that’s been released shows Clinton in the lead.

May 16, 2016 2 Comments

In Portland, Curried Tofu With A Side Of Kale Chips

Restaurants in Portland have catered to a unique demand from customers, focused on local and sustainable food.

May 16, 2016 6 Comments

Are Republicans Uniting Behind Trump?

We sit down with Republicans around Oregon and visit a Trump campaign office to hear from volunteers.

May 16, 2016 21 Comments

Drawing The Line: Preventing Urban Sprawl In Portland

Some believe the urban growth boundary line, established in the 1970s, has led to increased housing costs in the city.

May 16, 2016 63 Comments

Why Sen. Jeff Merkley Still Supports Bernie Sanders

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Sen. Jeff Merkley, the only senator who is backing Sanders in the primaries.

April 26, 2016 4 Comments

How A City With 446 Bridges Deals With Infrastructure

Pittsburgh has more bridges than even Venice, Italy, but at least 20 are now labeled “structurally deficient.”

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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.

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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.