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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Greg Jaffe: U.S. Platoon Awaits End Of Afghan War

A U.S. Marine squad leader, left, walks with an Afghan National Army lieutenant during a joint patrol in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

We marked the 11th anniversary of the Afghan war earlier this month by speaking with Washington Post reporter Greg Jaffe. He had just returned from spending 11 days with the 173rd Army Airborne, and he recounted his observations of how things are winding down in Afghanistan. The story he was working on then has now been published:

You can also read and listen to Here & Now’s October interview with Jaffe:

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

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Michael Bloomberg Takes Climate Fight To Cities

New York's former mayor and Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.

October 8 4 Comments

John Fogerty Talks Creedence, And Life After

He was the creative force behind one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

October 7 222 Comments

Lawsuit Challenges Transgender Locker Room Access At Planet Fitness

We hear a counterargument to our conversation earlier this week about how to accommodate transgender people in gyms.

October 7 12 Comments

‘I Drive Your Truck’ Songwriter Now Drives Her Brother’s Truck

Like the real-life story that inspired her hit song, Connie Harrington now drives a pickup truck to remember a loved one who died.