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July 19, 2013 Comment

Listener Letters: Tyson Gay

There was a little misunderstanding over something we said recently, while promoting a story about elite runner Tyson Gay. A listener joins us to explain.

July 12, 2013 Comment

Listener Letters: Politicians And Australian Bands

We read and listen to several comments about our recent interviews and stories — from Congressman Mo Brooks to new music out of Australia.

May 31, 2013 Comment

Listener Letters: Critically-Ill Girl

Here & Now fill-in host Meghna Chakrabarti responds to listeners’ feedback on our story yesterday, “Dying Girl Sparks Debate Over Organ Transplants.”

March 15, 2013 Comment

Here & Now Listener Letters

We hear some of your thoughts on recent stories.

March 6, 2013 Comment

Letters: Bullying, Green Navy & Fitness ‘Quants’

We hear your thoughts on recent stories.

February 15, 2013 Comment

Listener Letters: From Gun Violence To National Anthem

We respond to listener comments to some of our recent stories.

November 28, 2012 Comment

Listener Letters: Doctors’ Fees And Twinkies

We heard your from you on our story about doctors who prescribe expensive therapies, and we correct an error in our story last week on the possible demise of the Twinkie.

November 8, 2012 Comment

Listener Letters: Dark Money And Brogues

We hear from listeners about a report on so-called “dark money” used during political campaigns; The Onion’s satirical coverage; and the difference between a brogue and a burr.

October 12, 2012 Comment

Listener Letters: Ghost Bikes, Butterflies

We heard from listeners after our recent stories on ghost bikes, cycling safety and the epic journey of Monarch butterflies. And we pause for a grammar lesson: less vs. fewer.

July 26, 2012 Comment

Letters: From Chick-fil-A To How To Pronounce ‘Synecdoche’

We heard from listeners after our story about Chick-fil-A, our interview with author Don Lee and our segment on violence in entertainment culture.

July 12, 2012 5 Comments

Listener Letters: Summer Songs, Texting While Driving

We take listener comments — and suggestions for our summer music playlist.

May 16, 2012 Comment

Listener Letters: From Catholics To Student Loans

We take listener feedback after our recent stories on a debate in the Catholic church, student loan debt and manure as a natural resource.

March 29, 2012 Comment

Listener Letters: From SCOTUS To Hunger Games

We heard from listeners after our recent stories on the use of iPads by one Boston-area school and the violence depicted in the Hunger Games.

March 9, 2012 3 Comments

Listener Letters: Baptizing The Dead And Corrections

We make some corrections, and hear from Mormons on our story about their church baptizing dead people of other faiths.

February 17, 2012 2 Comments

Listener Letters: From Stolen Bikes To Words With Friends

Listeners share their thoughts on offshore wind power, stolen bikes and public pension plans. We also reveal the results of our Words With Friends showdown with a student of game theory.

February 1, 2012 4 Comments

Listener Feedback: Israeli Spies Posing As CIA Agents

A recent interview got a lot of you thinking. It was about how during the Bush administration, Israeli Mossad agents passed themselves off as American CIA agents, to recruit terrorists to wage attacks in Iran.

January 25, 2012 Comment

Listener Letters: From Paula Deen’s Diabetes To Shalom Auslander’s New Book

We heard from listeners after our recent interview with author Shalom Auslander, our story on Chef Paula Deen and more.

January 6, 2012 Comment

Letters: From Pentagon Strategies To ‘Downton Abbey’

Spoiler Alert! We’re going to read your letters and comments.

December 14, 2011 Comment

Listener Letters: You Say Osawatomie, I say Osa-WAH-toe-mee

We take your thoughts after our recent stories about shadow work, China and Walmart and our pronunciation of the Kansas town of Osawatomie, where President Obama recently made a speech.

August 19, 2011 Comment

Letters: From Greeting Service Members To Whipped Cream On Everything

Listeners weigh in on recent stories, from thanking service members for fighting in wars to the trend of adding whipped cream and other sweet extras to fast food fare.

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

June 6 Comment

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.