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April 22, 2013 19 Comments

Robin Responds To Questions After Becoming Part Of Story

Here & Now host Robin Young reflects on our coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt and the reaction to her interview with her nephew, Zolan, who knew one of the alleged bombers.

April 18, 2013 Comment

Crowdsourcing The Boston Marathon Investigation

Amateur detectives are going on social media sites like Reddit to comb through photos and videos and offer their opinions on the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

April 16, 2013 4 Comments

Author Dennis Lehane: Boston Will Not Be Defeated

Author Dennis Lehane, known for crime novels like “Mystic River” and “Gone, Baby, Gone,” reflects on the attack at the Boston Marathon, and says it will not fundamentally change the city’s culture.

March 27, 2013 3 Comments

Justices Indicate DOMA Could Be Struck Down

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy – often the decisive vote in close cases – said the law appears to intrude on the power of states that recognize same-sex marriages.

March 6, 2013 Comment

Letters: Bullying, Green Navy & Fitness ‘Quants’

We hear your thoughts on recent stories.

February 25, 2013 13 Comments

Author Shares ‘The Secrets Of Happy Families’

Bruce Feiler says “if you take just one idea from each chapter in this book your family will be transformed in less than a week.” Bold words. Read an excerpt to see if he’s onto something.

February 25, 2013 3 Comments

World Marathon Majors Adopt New Anti-Doping Policies

H&N’s running man, Alex Ashlock, updates us on results from Tokyo’s weekend marathon, and reflects on new anti-doping policies.

February 6, 2013 Comment

Music From The Show

Some new tunes to check out.

February 6, 2013 6 Comments

Can Money Make You Happy?

Can money make you happy? And if not, are you doing something wrong? We talk to three leaders in the field of Happynomics about the intersection of money and happiness.

February 6, 2013 Comment

Fungus Creates Crisis For Coffee Growers

Coffee growers in Central America are facing a crisis because of a fungus that’s affecting the crop.

February 6, 2013 2 Comments

Divided Republicans And Democrats Push For Party Unity

President Obama meets with Senate Democrats Wednesday to rally support for his agenda. Meanwhile, prominent Republicans are calling for changes, so they don’t take another lashing at the polls. Where do the two big political parties go from here?

February 6, 2013 5 Comments

U.S. Post Office To End Saturday Letter Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually.

February 6, 2013 Comment

Mining For Energy Threatens Deeper Water Reserves

Drought conditions in parts of the U.S. are forcing communities to dig deeper than ever before for drinking water. But what they’re finding isn’t pretty – water polluted over the years and facing new contaminants from fracking for natural gas.

January 30, 2013 8 Comments

Update: NYT Reporter Stands By Benghazi Reporting

Why does David Kirkpatrick stand by his initial reporting that an anti-Islam YouTube video played a role in the Benghazi attack?

January 17, 2013 3 Comments

Update: Oxygen Cancels ‘Babies’ Mamas’

After nearly universal outrage, the Oxygen Network has canceled its plans to air the one-hour reality special, “All My Babies’ Mamas” about Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 kids and their ten mothers.

January 1, 2013 Comment

Music From The Show

Let’s hear it for Aretha!

January 1, 2013 2 Comments

Fiscal Cliff: What’s In The Senate Deal?

Taxes on some of the wealthiest Americans will go up, the Social Security payroll tax holiday will expire for all Americans and long-term unemployment benefits will be extended.

January 1, 2013 Comment

Joe Biden To The Rescue?

Vice President Joe Biden was called in for last-minute negotiations that led the Senate to approve the fiscal cliff deal.

January 1, 2013 7 Comments

Forever Free: 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation

On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that declared slaves held in the rebel states that had seceded “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”

January 1, 2013 5 Comments

After Overnight Senate Vote, Fiscal Cliff Deal Heads To House

The House convenes Tuesday and could vote on the fiscal cliff deal approved by the Senate in the wee hours of New Year’s Day.


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

February 26 34 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 105 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.