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December 18, 2015 4 Comments

Without Lights, Tinsel Or Leisure – A Look At Life In Ancient Bethlehem

Most know the story of Jesus’ birth, but the biblical story doesn’t say much about what life in Bethlehem was like then.

December 18, 2015 2 Comments

Race For 2016: Two Debates Shape Week In Campaign News

As top-tier Republicans push back at criticism after their debate on Tuesday, Democratic candidates are preparing for another debate tomorrow.

December 18, 2015 Comment

Beijing Issues Second-Ever Red Alert For Pollution

A wave of smog is due to settle over the Chinese city over the weekend, prompting a second Red Alert this month.

December 18, 2015 Comment

How Martin Shkreli And Star Wars Hit Social Media

Slate’s Julia Turner discusses today’s popular stories, including a pharmaceutical executive’s arrest and a long-awaited movie release.

December 18, 2015 4 Comments

Blue Heron: Medieval And Renaissance Music For The Ages

“Outstanding” and “mesmerizing” are some of the adjectives used by critics to describe the Blue Heron music ensemble.

December 17, 2015 3 Comments

Is Volkswagen’s Corporate Culture To Blame For The Emissions Scandal?

Robert Wright of the Financial Times explains how the German company’s culture might have contributed to the emissions cheating.

December 17, 2015 Comment

Winners And Losers In A $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The losers include people who wanted meat labels and debt relief for Puerto Rico. The winners include oil companies and horse lovers.

December 17, 2015 4 Comments

Justice Dept., Ferguson Nearing Agreement On Better Policing

We talk to activist Tory Russell about the negotiations between the DOJ and the city of Ferguson, which officials describe as “productive.”

December 17, 2015 Comment

Fighting Extremism In Morocco Starting With At-Risk Kids

Programs in Casablanca help those growing up in poverty to be less vulnerable to violent extremism.

December 17, 2015 Comment

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class Of 2016

One of the inductees isn’t from the world of rock. The pioneering rap group N.W.A. made it in the fourth time they were nominated.

December 17, 2015 Comment

Looking Back At The Event That Started The Arab Spring

Five years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire, igniting a revolution we came to know as the Arab Spring.

December 16, 2015 6 Comments

Best Cookbooks Of 2015: Kathy Gunst’s Picks

Our resident chef sifted through piles of cookbooks to find her new favorites. She also shares recipes from three.

December 16, 2015 4 Comments

‘The Force Awakens’ Star Wars Toys Flying Off The Shelves

A toy analyst explains why merchandise sales for the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise have been so high.

December 16, 2015 2 Comments

Flint, Michigan Declares State Of Emergency Over Lead In Drinking Water

The number of children with above-average lead levels has nearly doubled since the city switched its drinking water source.

December 16, 2015 Comment

A Grocer’s View Of The Economy And Food Deserts

Jeff Brown of Brown’s Super Stores, operates seven profitable ShopRite supermarkets in low-income areas in and around Philadelphia.

December 16, 2015 Comment

Winners And Losers Of The Last GOP Debate Of 2015

NPR’s senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving rehashes last night’s debate, and how each Republican candidate did.

December 16, 2015 3 Comments

North Charleston High School Students Collect $1,900 For Syrian Refugees

After seeing photos of Syrian refugees in the news, these South Carolina students decided they needed to do something to help.

December 16, 2015 Comment

Soccer Great Abby Wambach Plays Her Final Game

Abby Wambach will play the last game in her 14-year professional soccer career tonight. We talk about what made her stand out.

December 16, 2015 5 Comments

Homelessness Among Veterans Declines, But Thousands Still In Streets

In 2009, President Obama set a goal of zero percent homelessness among veterans by 2015. We look at how much progress has been made.

December 15, 2015 Comment

Bittersweet Reunion For Pakistani Family

After years of fighting through red tape, the family was reunited, just days before Qirat Chappra’s death.

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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.