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Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Real 'School Of Rock' In Boston

Jack Black starred as surprisingly effective music teacher Dewey Finn in 2003’s “School of Rock,” the film that spawned bands of young rockers everywhere. Here and Now’s George Hicks introduces us to real-life Dewey Finn — Mike Irwin, a guitar teacher in Boston, and two of his bands of young musicians.

Listen: the Interrupters play Franz Ferdinand’s “Take Me Out”

Listen: No Mascara plays Future of the Left’s “Arming Eritrea”

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Robin and Jeremy

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

October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

October 2 3 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man's incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

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 42 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.