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Wednesday June 11, 2003

Bomb Blast Destroys Jerusalem Bus, Kills 16

A bomb exploded in a bus in Jerusalem killing 16 people on Wednesday, a day after Israel tried to kill a leader of the militant Islamic group Hamas.

Violence in Columbia

We hear of the violence that claimed the life of a young boy from a village in Colombia.

Getting Mother’s Body

We speak with author Suzan-Lori Parks about her new novel “Getting Mother’s Body.”

Mass. Legislature Calls for DNA Tests of Felons

The recent discovery of the remains of teenager Molly Bish, who had been missing for three years, is prompting a legislative call for mandatory DNA testing of people convicted of felonies in Massachusetts.

Ontario Court Approves Same-sex Marriage

A court in Ontario has given the green light for licenses for same-sex marriages.

Oregon Principal Criticizes “No Child Left Behind” Program

In Oregon, a high school principal is criticizing elements of President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” education program.

Ray Magliozzi and Kathy Gunst Make Stuffed Lobster Bodies in Red Sauce

Car Talk’s Ray Maggliozi joins Here and Now chef Kathy Gunst to make Stuffed Lobster Bodies in Red Sauce.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 13 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."