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Monday December 8, 2008

Matching Homeless People with “People-less” Homes

In Miami, a housing activist is taking action of his own- he’s finding abandoned, foreclosed homes and helping homeless families move in.

Factory Occupation

250 laid-off factory workers in Chicago occupy the Republic Doors and Windows factory, where some had worked for more than three decades.

Middle East

Don’t even try to broker a big peace deal between Israelis and the Palestinians… that’s the advice to Barack Obama from Aaron David Miller, who in his diplomatic career has worked with six U.S. Secretaries of State.


We air comments from listeners to some of our recent coverage.

The Taste of Conquest

Did you know that trade in spices such as pepper, nutmeg and cloves helped Lisbon, Venice and Amsterdam become major world powers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 35 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30 5 Comments

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Two English professors and longtime friends got the idea for "Shakespeare, Not Stirred" while having a drink together.

September 30 5 Comments

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.