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December 10, 2015 2 Comments

Reporter Looks Back On 31 Years Covering The Olympics

As Phil Hersh says farewell to his beat and retires from the Chicago Tribune, he reflects on the good and bad in the Olympics.

December 10, 2015 Comment

What Is Norovirus?

An outbreak of norovirus traced to a Chipotle restaurant in Boston has brought attention to the highly contagious illness.

December 9, 2015 6 Comments

Adjunct Professor With Awful Commute Creates Community

Dushko Petrovich, an adjunct professor at four Northeast schools, has created a publication specifically for adjunct professors.

December 9, 2015 Comment

36 First Responders Recall Horror In San Bernardino

Police and first responders recounted what they found at the scene of the attack that killed 14 people and injured 21 others.

December 9, 2015 17 Comments

Khan Academy CEO Talks Coding And Move To Brick-And-Mortar Schools

Sal Khan talks about the importance of STEM education and his move from online education to brick-and-mortar schools.

December 9, 2015 Comment

Discharge Of Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Questioned

The Army has kicked out tens of thousands of soldiers on controversial grounds that they committed misconduct.

December 8, 2015 5 Comments

Will The New Federal Education Law Move The Needle On Equity?

Education professor Pedro Noguera discusses whether the overhaul of the federal law will help students who need it most.

December 8, 2015 Comment

How To Read China’s Climate Pledges In Paris

China has gone from refusing to commit to action on climate change to what The Wall Street Journal describes as a cheerleader for action.

December 8, 2015 2 Comments

What Does An Intensified Fight Against ISIS Look Like?

President Obama pledged to step up the war against the Islamic State, but beyond airstrikes, the president was short on specifics.

December 8, 2015 Comment

Posthumous Pardon Request For Boxing Champ Jack Johnson

An overhaul of federal education law contains an unusual non-education item: a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson (1878–1946).

December 8, 2015 5 Comments

Senate To Vote On No Child Left Behind Overhaul

The head of the National Education Association says the Every Student Succeeds Act is good for students, schools and educators.

December 8, 2015 16 Comments

Rebels Could Be Involved In Syrian Peace Talks

Syria analyst Jennifer Cafarella says there’s no way a peace deal can be reached unless the warring factions are part of the talks.

December 7, 2015 3 Comments

‘Chi-Raq’ Uses Greek Satire To Explore Chicago Violence

Spike Lee’s new film reinterprets the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes, setting it in contemporary Chicago.

December 7, 2015 Comment

Justice Department Announces Chicago Police Investigation

The probe comes nearly two weeks after a white Chicago police officer was charged with the first-degree murder of a black teenager.

December 7, 2015 4 Comments

In Prime-Time Address, Obama Seeks To Calm Nerves

The president addressed the country in a rare prime-time speech from the oval office, following the massacre in San Bernardino.

December 7, 2015 Comment

300-Year-Old San José Shipwreck Making Waves In Colombia

Columbia says it has found the legendary Spanish ship, which sank in 1708 carrying an estimated $10 billion in treasure.

December 7, 2015 24 Comments

The Vietnam War Divided The Country, But Music United The Troops

A new book explores the way Americans who served in the Vietnam War turned to music to cope. The co-authors join us.

November 13, 2015 12 Comments

Searching For Solutions In The Student Debt Debate

Wrapping up our series on student loan debt are two reporters who have covered the issue for years.

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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

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Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.