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July 5, 2013 Comment

Music From The Show

From Phoenix to Pretty Lights.

July 5, 2013 Comment

Wimbledon ‘Upsets’ Get Linguist Thinking

At Wimbledon, some of the biggest names in tennis won’t be participating in this weekend’s finals, because of a number of upsets — a word that caught the ear of linguist Ben Zimmer.

July 5, 2013 Comment

58 MRI’s And Counting — A Neuroscientist Maps His Own Brain

A scientist at the University of Texas in Austin is trying to see how the human brain changes overtime — by getting frequent MRI’s of his brain.

July 5, 2013 Comment

Friend Remembers Andrew Pochter, American Student Killed In Egypt

“Andrew saw the best in everyone and he wanted people to understand what was so wonderful about that part of the world,” a friend of student Andrew Pochter said.

July 5, 2013 Comment

Trayvon Martin's Mother Testifies At Zimmerman Trial

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, testified this morning in the ongoing trial of George Zimmerman.

July 5, 2013 Comment

A Runner’s View Of The Boston Marathon Bombings

The July issue of Runner’s World features a minute-by-minute account from runners of what happened at the April 15 Boston Marathon Bombings.

July 5, 2013 Comment

Region Reacts To Overthrow in Egypt

The overthrow of Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi has reverberated throughout the Middle East. To some it represent an attack on political Islam and for others it’s a triumph for secularism. NPR’s Peter Kenyon describes the regional reaction from his perch in Istanbul.

July 5, 2013 Comment

Philipp Meyer Explores Bloody Origin Of Texas In ‘The Son’

Phllipp Meyer’s epic new novel tells the story of the family who first settled Texas in the early 1800s.

July 5, 2013 Comment

Employers Add 195,000 Jobs, But Jobless Rate Unchanged

The Labor Department reported this morning that employers added 195,000 jobs in June, more than estimated, but because more people are looking for work in an improving economy, the unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent.

July 5, 2013 Comment

Egypt’s Islamist Leader Vows To Restore Morsi

Tens of thousands of Islamists streamed across a Nile River bridge toward Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, threatening a showdown moments after the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood defiantly spoke before a cheering crowd of supporters, vowing to reinstate ousted President Mohammed Morsi and end military rule.

May 15, 2013 Comment

Music From The Show

From Miles Davis to Jeff Beck.

May 15, 2013 Comment

Superman Turns 75

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the birth of Superman and there’s a lot to celebrate.

May 15, 2013 4 Comments

Missing Marine Buried Today

Private First Class Daniel Andrew Benedett was on a helicopter shot down off a Cambodian island in 1975. His remains were identified earlier this year and he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery today.

May 15, 2013 Comment

Officer Recounts Manhunt For Marathon Bombing Suspects

We hear from a police officers who, days after the Boston Marathon bombing, was on the scene of a wild shootout in Watertown, Massachusetts.

May 15, 2013 Comment

Bee Attacks Roil Hikers And Walkers In Arizona

Swarms of a type of hybrid bee have been attacking hikers and walkers in Arizona, killing at least one and injuring half a dozen others.

May 15, 2013 7 Comments

How To Talk To Kids About Abductions

The discovery of three kidnapped Cleveland women has parents thinking about how to protect their kids.

May 15, 2013 Comment

Cleveland Police Say They’ve Solved Decades-Old Murder Case

Just a week after three women missing for a decade in Cleveland reappeared, police say they have solved a 1984 murder case.

May 15, 2013 8 Comments

Expert: To Prevent Military Sexual Assaults, Put More Women In Combat

National security expert Juliette Kayyem says the problem of sexual assaults in the military won’t change until women are fully integrated into the services, including combat roles.

May 10, 2013 Comment

An ‘Interspecies Jam’ With The Cicadas

To mark the coming arrival of the cicadas, we speak with David Rothenberg, who makes music out of the cicada buzz.

May 10, 2013 Comment

Pakistan Gets Ready For Vote

The BBC’s Owen Bennett Jones joins us from Lahore, Pakistan to discuss Saturday’s election. He reports on the role of money in the campaign.

Robin and Jeremy

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

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.