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July 30, 2014 Comment

Older Poor Americans And Their Desperate Search For Work

Some who can’t afford to retire turn to “workamping,” living in an RV and finding work across the country.

July 30, 2014 Comment

Video: Girl Doesn’t Want Baby Brother To Grow Up

The video of 5-year-old Sadie weeping over the fact that her baby brother will grow up has been viewed more than 2 million times.

July 30, 2014 Comment

Another Look At The Summer Of 1927 With Bill Bryson

The book “One Summer: America, 1927″ looks at the events of the summer of 1927 and how they reflected and shaped America.

July 30, 2014 Comment

West Bank Simmers As Fighting Continues In Gaza

Many Palestinians in the West Bank have little sympathy for Hamas, but the Gaza conflict has seen Palestinians united in their anger.

July 30, 2014 Comment

GDP, Fed And Jobs Report: Economists Watching A Big Week In Money

The U.S. economy grew by a strong 4 percent annual rate in the second quarter, rebounding after a disappointing winter.

July 29, 2014 Comment

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic ‘Scam’

House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama.

July 29, 2014 6 Comments

The Case For Competitive Eating

Crazy Legs Conti is a defender of the “sport,” as he calls it, and a long-time Major League Eating (MLE) competitor.

July 29, 2014 3 Comments

Google Asks, What Makes Us Healthy? Skeptics Ask, Should Google Be The One To Know?

Google has announced a massive science project, Baseline Study, to provide the most complete possible picture of a healthy human body.

July 29, 2014 11 Comments

Tiny House, Big Problems

The town health department and zoning officials said Rolf and Mari von Walthousen’s home is too small and deemed it uninhabitable.

July 29, 2014 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad “shows the evidence of the truth of what we’d actually done.”

July 29, 2014 Comment

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Missile Test, West Agrees On Tougher Sanctions

The Obama administration is formally accusing Russia of testing ground-launched cruise missiles, in violation of a 1987 agreement.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Forensic Team Unable To Reach MH17 Debris Field

For a third day, heavy fighting has blocked a team of Dutch and Australian forensic experts from reaching the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

July 28, 2014 4 Comments

New HBO Documentary ‘Love Child’ Looks At Gaming Addiction

“Love Child” tells the story of a South Korean couple whose baby starved to death while they cared for a virtual child.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Fire Rages In Libya

Libya’s government is asking for international help to fight an inferno at the oil depot for the airport in the capital Tripoli.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Rare Lightning Strike Kills Man On California Beach

A 20-year-old man died and nine others were taken to hospitals, after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted Venice Beach.

July 28, 2014 93 Comments

Should California Be Broken Up Into 6 States?

Billionaire investor Timothy Draper makes the case for his “Six Californias” campaign, which could be on a state ballot in 2016.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Music From The Show

From Alvvays to Monkey Knife Fight.

July 25, 2014 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

July 25, 2014 Comment

What The Latest Corporate Earnings Say About The Economy

We take a look at which industries and sectors are doing well and which are not – and what that says about the U.S. economy.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Annual Costume Craziness Begins At San Diego's Comic Con

It’s that time of year again. San Diego is overrun with fans of all types, dressed up and ready to celebrate their obsessions at Comic-Con.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 29 12 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."

July 28 5 Comments

Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From ‘And So It Goes’ To ‘Princess Bride’

The actor and director has been making people laugh for decades.

July 28 4 Comments

New HBO Documentary ‘Love Child’ Looks At Gaming Addiction

"Love Child" tells the story of a South Korean couple whose baby starved to death while they cared for a virtual child.