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Friday, April 18, 2014
The finish line of the Boston Marathon, located on Boylston Street, is seen on April 16, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

One of the biggest fields ever will assemble in Hopkinton, Mass., for the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday morning.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Michael Gibney, author "Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line." (Ungano & Agriodimas/Facebook)

Michael Gibney’s new book “Sous Chef” lets readers experience 24 hours in the kitchen of an upscale New York restaurant.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Bearded BBC science reporter James Morgan discusses the latest research on beards.

BBC science reporter James Morgan discusses new research and considers the question, “have we reached ‘peak beard’?”

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances a rumba with with her partner, professional dancer Christian Lightner, on stage at her TED Talk with Hugh Herr, March 19, 2014. (James Duncan Davidson/TED)

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jane Goodall's new book "Seeds of Hope" is part memoir, part history of the plant world. (David Holloway)

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Adams City High School 17-year-old Jynessa (left) talks with Encompass therapist Erica Hermann in a conference room at the school. Jynessa is trying to quit smoking marijuana. (Jenny Brundin/CPR)

In Colorado, we meet a high school student who wants to stop smoking pot, but she’s finding it tough to do so.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
South Korean Coast Guard and rescue teams search for missing passengers at the site of the sunken ferry off the coast of Jindo Island on April 17, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

A captain with 20 years of command experience weighs in on the ferry disaster, as the search for hundreds of missing continues.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Memorials near the site of the explosion in the town of West, Texas. (Terrence Henry/StateImpact Texas)

A year after the deadly explosion in West, Texas, Terrence Henry of KUT reports the response has been a slow one.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

From The O’s to Yppah.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Drummer David King, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Reid Anderson are the band The Bad Plus. (Jay Frahm)

Pianist Christopher O’Riley discusses his favorite group that’s making waves in the classical community: The Bad Plus.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Adrianne Haslet-Davis, left, is pictured with emergency physician Dr. Ron Medzon at Boston Medical Center. (Courtesy: Haslet-Davis family)

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, recalls treating victims injured in the bombing.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Usually as the weather heats up, so does the U.S. housing market. However, it appears the spring selling season is off to a slow start.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washington Post opinion columnist Catherine Rampell recently sparked a heated debate about government social spending. She joins us.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Adams City High School 17-year-old Jynessa (left) talks with Encompass therapist Erica Hermann in a conference room at the school. Jynessa is trying to quit smoking marijuana. (Jenny Brundin/CPR)

We look at a pilot program at a high school in outside of Denver that is now offering treatment for marijuana users.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Smoking marijuana (prensa420/Flickr)

New research showed changes in two key brain regions in recreational marijuana users between 18 and 25.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A red-tailed hawk eats a mouse in Cambridge, Mass. (hbp_pix/Flickr)

The hawk likely died from eating a rodent that consumed rat poison. Bans on certain rat poisons are being challenged in court.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Party bus owner William Prigmore says his industry helps keep drunk drivers off the road. But state regulators point to nearly two dozen fatalities around the country as evidence the industry needs more regulation. (Austin Jenkins)

Nationwide there have been nearly two dozen fatalities on these buses and regulators say a crackdown on the industry is in order.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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High school students planning to take the SAT in 2016 can now look up sample questions to the new version of the college admissions test.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Runner (Jim Larson/Flickr)

Runners observing Passover have to forgo basic staples like bagels, oatmeal and pasta. A rabbi – who is also a runner – offers alternatives.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Members of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and other activists protest outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. San Francisco officials are set to vote on a plan to start regulating employee shuttles for companies like Google, Facebook and Apple, charging a fee for those that use public bus stops and controlling where they load and unload. Private shuttle buses have created traffic problems, blocking public bus stops during peak commute hours. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

As San Francisco experiences a historic economic boom, some activists say not all city residents are reaping the benefits.

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Robin and Jeremy

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

April 17 3 Comments

Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

April 17 9 Comments

College Advice From A High School Counselor

Lisa Micele answers listener questions and explains what schools are looking for beyond GPAs and standardized test scores.

April 16 Comment

ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, recalls treating victims injured in the bombing.

April 16 35 Comments

Tensions Build In San Francisco Amid Tech Boom

As San Francisco experiences a historic economic boom, some activists say not all city residents are reaping the benefits.