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Friday, October 12, 2012

Jack Kerouac’s Lost Play Debuts In His Hometown

Members of “The Beat Generation” cast, from left: Christopher James Webb, Ari Butler, Tony Crane, William Connell and Joey Collins. (Courtesy Meghan Moore, Merrimack Repertory Theatre)

As part of its Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, the University of Massachusetts Lowell dusts off and debuts the novelist’s only known foray into play writing. Here and Now‘s Andrea Shea reports.


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Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 79 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.

June 24 9 Comments

Houston’s Mayor On Race, Roads And Gay Rights

Jeremy Hobson sits down with Annise Parker, the city's second female mayor and first openly gay mayor.

June 24 Comment

10 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina Evacuees In Houston

Syeda Hasan of Houston Public Media spoke with two New Orleans evacuees about what it took to call Houston home.