The benefits of combining travel with volunteer opportunities are obvious. But critics say in the wrong hands, the trips can exploit and endanger the very people they’re designed to help.
The calls to Newtown police were posted on a town website today. A court ordered the release of the tapes last week, despite the objections of prosecutors.
Utah newlyweds Austin Craig and Beccy Bingham-Craig have decided to travel the globe and spend only Bitcoin — the virtual currency — for the first 90 days.
Professor Harvey Mansfield, a longtime critic of grade inflation, discovered yesterday that the most frequent mark given at Harvard University is a perfect A. He joins us.
Oleh Kotsyuba of the Ukrainian journal Krytyka says this time around, the battle on the streets of Kiev is not really about politics, it’s about the rise of a new set of values.
Jeff Traylor, a 71-year-old Vietnam veteran, is working with the Air Force as a contractor in Afghanistan. He says he’s doing the work because he needed a job.
Federal officials say six pilot whales have died after stranding in shallow water in a remote area of Everglades National Park. There are still 46 whales stranded.
Americans trying to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov or their state health exchange are having varied experiences. We hear from two people.
In a sharp rebuff, China is accusing Washington of taking Japan’s side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction.
A new study finds that the vocal inflection known as uptalk — often referred to as talking like a “valley girl” — has spread to young men in Southern California.
Months ago, NPR’s Planet Money had the idea to design a T-shirt and follow it around the world as it was manufactured. The project took the Planet Money team around the globe.
With top U.S. lawmakers warning of new terrorism threats, intelligence officials in the U.K. say there remains an enduring threat from bombs made by terrorists in Yemen.
Every year, tens of thousands of people attend the international art show in Miami Beach called Art Basel. It’s also transforming Miami’s up-and-coming neighborhood, Wynwood.
Do you want something other than a plain turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving? Here are five recipes, from Vietnamese-style turkey bánh mì to Spanish-style mashed potato-turkey croquettes.2 Comments | more »
Bill Bengen came up with the rule, and he is now retired himself. He joins us to discuss retirement planning, and whether it’s time to rethink his rule for retirement.Comment | more »
A new collection of correspondence by iconic American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein includes hundreds of previously unpublished letters.Comment | more »
A number of people are dismayed by the commercialization of Thanksgiving, including Annie Zirkel, who has started a a Facebook page and a campaign to “save Thanksgiving.”5 Comments | more »
Spicy macaroni and cheese is the tradition at Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson’s family table — particularly when his sister, Boston chef Nicki Hobson, is cooking.6 Comments | more »
Robbie Parker’s 6-year-old daughter Emilie was killed at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last year. And talks about what he has done in his daughters memory.4 Comments | more »
Writer Denis O’Neill, who belonged to one of the fraternities at Dartmouth College that became a model for the film “Animal House,” recalls reactions to the draft lottery in 1969.60 Comments | more »
If a new sensor makes it off the drawing board and into cars, traffic jams that are not caused by car accidents could become a thing of the past.3 Comments | more »
Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst shares five recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes, including a gluten-free option, two vegan ones and a Hanukkah-Thanksgiving hybrid.14 Comments | more »
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Elena Dorfman recently returned from a six-month trip taking portraits of Syrian refugees. She was particularly struck by the young adults she met.5 Comments | more »
Members of MGMT were just college kids when they wrote some of the songs that shot them to fame. Their next album had a very different sound, and they continue that evolution with their latest record.3 Comments | more »