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Friday's Stories April 18, 2014

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

Inside The Life Of A Restaurant Sous Chef

Michael Gibney's new book "Sous Chef" lets readers experience 24 hours in the kitchen of an upscale New York restaurant.

Hundreds Still Missing In South Korea Ferry Disaster

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Boston Is Ready To Run Again

One of the biggest fields ever will assemble in Hopkinton, Mass., for the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday morning.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Recycling Greywater As California Drought Persists

Shower and kitchen water could be recycled to help reduce water use, but homeowners face obstacles installing the necessary equipment.

1:50 PM EDT Comment

Boston Marathon Inspires At Children's Cancer Clinic

For young cancer patients, teaming up with a Boston Marathon runner this year means more than ever.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From Adults

The breakthrough brings scientists closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells, but also sparks ethical controversy.

1:10 PM EDT Comment

Obama's Asian Trade Mission Faces Obstacles At Home

Critics say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be harmful to the environment, prescription drug prices, Internet access and U.S. jobs.

1:05 PM EDT Comment

Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine Reject Disarm Deal

A tense standoff continues in Kiev today despite diplomats reaching a deal in Geneva yesterday.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

With Easter Approaching, Christians Targeted In Syria

Christians are fleeing the country, but one Jesuit priest has decided to stay behind.

12:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

Study: Beards Are Sexier When They Are Rarer

BBC science reporter James Morgan discusses new research and considers the question, "have we reached 'peak beard'?"

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April 15 8 Comments

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

April 15 14 Comments

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it's easy to fool the IRS, but there's one catch: "you have to be rich." He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

April 14 4 Comments

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

April 14 9 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Loses Limbs But Finds New Life

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.

April 11 9 Comments

Inside The World Of Fast Fashion

New styles go from runway to retailer at warp speed. We look at the impact of "fast fashion" and who's behind it.

April 11 3 Comments

Denver Mayor Visits Amsterdam Mayor

Worried about what legalized recreational marijuana means for Denver, Michael Hancock is speaking to his counterpart in Amsterdam.

April 10 25 Comments

Tests Show ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ Is Ancient

The results of a carbon dating test show the fragment of papyrus unveiled last year probably dates to eighth-century Egypt.

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New Film Tells True Story From World War II

In the "The Railway Man," Colin Firth stars as Eric Lomax. We speak with Lomax's wife Patti and the screenwriter.

Robin and Jeremy

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

April 17 3 Comments

Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

April 17 9 Comments

College Advice From A High School Counselor

Lisa Micele answers listener questions and explains what schools are looking for beyond GPAs and standardized test scores.

April 16 Comment

ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, recalls treating victims injured in the bombing.

April 16 34 Comments

Tensions Build In San Francisco Amid Tech Boom

As San Francisco experiences a historic economic boom, some activists say not all city residents are reaping the benefits.