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May 29, 2015 Comment

Cigar Smoking Championship Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Darren Cioffi, the first American to win the Cigar Smoking World Championship, talks about cigars and competitive smoking.

May 29, 2015 4 Comments

What A Nuclear Arms Deal Will Mean For Iran

Eliot Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, discusses what the deal would mean, if the deadline is met.

May 29, 2015 2 Comments

Commerce Department: U.S. Economy Contracted In First Quarter

Bad weather and a strong dollar that hurt U.S. exports are thought to be contributing factors. The GDP shrank at a 0.7 percent rate.

May 29, 2015 9 Comments

South Asian Dominance Of Spelling Bee ‘Not A Coincidence’

An anthropologist has been studying why many spelling bee finalists have roots in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

May 29, 2015 Comment

Isabel Allende’s Ode To Her Grandparents

The Chile native is often called the world’s most widely-read Spanish language author. She was raised in her grandparents’ house.

May 29, 2015 Comment

The Benefits Of Nebraska’s Non-Partisan Legislature

Nebraska is the only state in the U.S. with just one chamber of its legislature, and officially, that chamber is non-partisan.

May 29, 2015 2 Comments

Steve Prefontaine: A Legend Gone Too Soon

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest runners in U.S. history.

May 29, 2015 4 Comments

Race For 2016: And Then There Were 10

Former New York Governor George Pataki and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum are the latest to jump into the race.

May 29, 2015 2 Comments

The State Of Zimbabwe Today

NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has spent a lot of time in the country, and discusses its politics and economy today, compared to yesteryear.

May 29, 2015 Comment

Sepp Blatter Wins Re-Election As FIFA President

He was re-elected despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption within soccer’s world governing body.

May 28, 2015 Comment

Music From The Show

From Monster Rally to The Beta Band.

May 28, 2015 2 Comments

A Summer TV Preview From NPR’s Eric Deggans

It used to be that summer was a time for reruns on television, but networks are now taking summer television seriously.

May 28, 2015 3 Comments

A ‘DREAMer’ Goes To College

An Arizona high school senior tells us in her own words how growing up in two cultures helped her prepare for college.

May 28, 2015 Comment

Big Decisions Still To Come From U.S. Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage, healthcare reform and the death penalty are a few of the issues the justices will weigh in on in the next few weeks.

May 28, 2015 Comment

Behind China’s Roller Coaster Stock Market

The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled more than 6 percent today, after hitting a historic high earlier this week.

May 28, 2015 Comment

How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn’t like players’ habit of chewing tobacco.

May 28, 2015 2 Comments

U.K. Wants European Union Reforms

British Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping to negotiate reforms with the E.U. before the U.K. votes on whether to remain in it.

May 28, 2015 3 Comments

‘Below-Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

As the hurricane season is set to begin, Texas and Oklahoma are bracing for more rain and flooding. We check in with a weather expert.

May 28, 2015 Comment

Videos Of Police Using Force Become Tool For Learning

At the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Wash., videos of police-involved shootings are unpacked in the classroom.

May 28, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: ‘Crunkadelic Funk’ And Beyond

WUKY’s DeBraun Thomas shares his favorite funky and soulful tracks, from Betty Davis to Mark Ronson.

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

May 28 Comment

How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.

May 28 4 Comments

The Epic Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

How does a company go from controlling half the world's smartphone market to less than 1 percent?

May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.