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September 2, 2014 Comment

Music From The Show

From The Unicorns to Seven Lions.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist

Steven Sotloff, who was was kidnapped a year ago in Syria, appears to have been beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Kathy Gunst Takes Soup From Summer To Fall

Our resident chef shares recipes for tomato soup, a potato and leek soup and a zucchini-fennel soup.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Obama’s Tactics On Foreign Issues Under Scrutiny

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News weighs in on the fine line the administration is walking and what they’re trying to accomplish.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Celebrity Photo Leak Raises Questions About Cloud Storage

The FBI is investigating claims that nude photos of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, were stolen and posted online.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Industrial Hemp Is Poised For A Comeback, But Hemp Seeds Hard To Come By

Hemp remains a controlled substance, according to the federal government. Still, some farmers are willing to take the risk.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Dozens Of Teens Escape Nashville Detention Center

The majority of the young men have been caught, but a few are still missing from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Fighting And Rhetoric Continues In Ukraine Crisis

There are new reports today that Russian troops are on the ground in eastern Ukraine. Moscow continues to deny that.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Pentagon Can’t Confirm Death Of Second American Or Al-Shabab Leader

John Walcott of Bloomberg News discusses the apparent beheading of an American journalist and the reported killing of an extremist leader.

September 2, 2014 20 Comments

After Foley’s Death, Former War Reporter Says It’s Not Worth The Risk

Tom A. Peter covered the Middle East and Afghanistan for seven years, and now he’s describing his disillusionment with the job.

September 2, 2014 2 Comments

Subway Video Forces Question About How Chinese Treat Strangers

When a white foreigner fainted on the subway last month in Shanghai, all of the passengers abroad the train fled the scene.

September 2, 2014 3 Comments

The Girl With Three Biological Parents

Alana Saarinen is one of only 30 to 50 people in the world who have DNA from three different people.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Burning Man Festival Draws Tech Industry Titans

Founders and employees of companies like Google, Amazon and Twitter are in increasing presence at the countercultural festival.

September 2, 2014 45 Comments

Why It’s Time To Talk About Menopause

Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer and a comic and one of the few women who actually wants to talk about menopause.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Estonian Foreign Minister Wants More NATO Presence

Urmas Paet says Russian actions have changed the security environment for the whole of Europe.

September 1, 2014 Comment

Music From The Show

From Maserati to Metronomy.

September 1, 2014 Comment

Another Visit With Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro

“There’s something really magical about the ukulele,” Jake says. “It feels so good, it makes you smile, and it just makes everything okay.”

September 1, 2014 5 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city’s major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

September 1, 2014 Comment

Detroit Defends Bankruptcy Plan

After a long and painful year of negotiations, city officials head to court tomorrow to defend Detroit’s plan to exit bankruptcy.

September 1, 2014 3 Comments

Erratic Schedules A Challenge For Part-Time Workers

On this Labor Day, we look at part-time challenges and how lawmakers and some companies are looking to help.

Robin and Jeremy

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

September 1 5 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.