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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.

July 31 4 Comments

Widow Of American Ebola Victim Speaks Out

We hear from Decontee Sawyer of Minnesota, whose husband, a Liberian government official, became the first American to die in this outbreak.

July 31 2 Comments

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

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.