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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.

Letters

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.

September 1 4 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.