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November 27, 2015 Comment

Music From The Show

From Couch to Villa.

November 27, 2015 Comment

Active Shooter Reported Near Planned Parenthood Clinic

Police say they are unsure about the location of a shooter in an attack in Colorado Springs that left three officers injured.

November 27, 2015 Comment

Documenting The History Of Connecticut River Log Drives

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, logs up to 30 feet long were floated downriver to sawmills in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

November 27, 2015 Comment

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you’re looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 27, 2015 2 Comments

Chicago Man, 27, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 9-Year-Old

The police superintendent said the boy was killed as part of a dispute between warring gangs, and he pledged to obliterate the gangs.

November 27, 2015 Comment

Checking In On Greece’s Debt Crisis

There has been good news for the Greek economy this week – $2 billion of good news. That was the latest infusion of bailout loans.

November 27, 2015 Comment

Daby Touré, Musician Inspired By African Diaspora

The Mauritanian singer-songwriter’s peripatetic childhood exposed him to a cosmopolitan mix of languages, cultures and music.

November 27, 2015 7 Comments

Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On ‘Cheering Muslims’ 9/11 Claim

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.

November 27, 2015 Comment

For Twist On Tradition, Try Mexican Mole Sauce On Turkey Leftovers

Legend has it that the sauce made with chili peppers and chocolate was created in 16th century Mexico to season a turkey dish.

November 27, 2015 Comment

Movies To See This Holiday Season

Film critic Ty Burr weighs the options, including “Mockingjay – Part 2,” “Legend,” “Spotlight,” “Spectre” and “Room.”

November 27, 2015 Comment

Diabetes Education Is Critical, But Not Always Easy To Get

Most states require insurers cover some diabetes education, but it can be confusing for patients to figure out what it will cost them.

November 27, 2015 Comment

Justice Breyer: Supreme Court Must Look Beyond U.S. Borders

The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.

November 27, 2015 3 Comments

Climate Change Winners And Losers

The man who coined the term “biological diversity” back in 1980 explains that while many species will suffer, some will do well and adapt.

November 27, 2015 Comment

What To Expect At The Paris Climate Summit

Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains the key issues, as leaders from more than 190 nations prepare to gather.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Music From The Show

From Pilote to The B52s.

November 26, 2015 Comment

The Importance Of Friends And The Difficulty Keeping Them

A researcher who studies friendship explains its importance in human development and how it changes over time.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Visiting The Snow Geese Of Vermont: A Here & Now Tradition

It’s our Thanksgiving tradition to revisit Robin Young and her now-late uncle’s trip to see the migrating snow geese in Vermont.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Terminally Ill Houston Teen Will Get Her Dying Wish

Qirat Chappra has not seen her parents for years, but after a social media campaign, their travel visas have finally been approved.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Slow And Steady Won The Long-Distance Race, And Fed Our Ancestors

Humans can’t compare to other species when it comes to strength or speed, but our bodies are equipped for long-distance running.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Historic Hamilton-Burr Duel At Center Of New Book

John Sedgwick retraces the root of the conflict and uncovers personal correspondence his ancestor had with Hamilton before the fateful day.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

Robin and Jeremy

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

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.