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October 31, 2014 Comment

Chevy Embraces ‘Technology And Stuff’ Gaffe

Rikk Wilde had a difficult time presenting a brand new truck to baseball’s MVP, saying the truck has leading “technology and stuff.”

October 31, 2014 Comment

Oregon Candidates Tiptoe Around Health Law

The Affordable Care Act isn’t turning out to be the lightening rod expected, so politicians are taking a more nuanced approach.

October 31, 2014 Comment

Washington State Voters Weigh In On Two Contradictory Gun Control Initiatives

We take a look at the dueling ballot initiatives and consider whether the school shooting outside Seattle last week will affect the vote.

October 31, 2014 4 Comments

The Risk Is Small, But Warnings About Cell Phones At Gas Pumps Persist

There has never been a credible case of a cell phone sparking a fire at a gas pump. So why do we still see the warnings?

October 31, 2014 Comment

Salt Damage Threatens World Food Supply

Thousands of acres of land are being lost each day because of damage caused by salt, according to a U.N. analysis.

October 31, 2014 Comment

California City Can Emerge From Bankruptcy As Detroit Waits Its Turn

Two years of financial limbo came to an end when a judge approved Stockton’s plan to reorganize more than $900 million of debt.

October 31, 2014 2 Comments

Why Tim Cook’s Coming Out Matters

The Apple CEO’s announcement that he’s “proud to be gay” makes him the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out.

October 31, 2014 Comment

Ebola Expert Answers Nagging Questions About The Virus

Why didn’t Thomas Eric Duncan’s family contract Ebola? That’s one of several questions we posed to Dr. Ian Lipkin.

October 30, 2014 3 Comments

Eerie Reads For Halloween

Petra Mayer of NPR Books recommends a new scary story collection, as well as the ’80s classic, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.”

October 30, 2014 7 Comments

Reporter Takes Rare North Korea Road Trip

Eric Talmadge’s stories appear as North Korea today declared a 21-day quarantine on foreigners in the country.

October 30, 2014 Comment

Giants Win World Series, Ending Royals’ Storybook Season

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 last night in Kansas City.

October 30, 2014 11 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 30, 2014 10 Comments

Senate Tracker: Democrat Pulls Ahead In Michigan

Republican Terri Lynn Land and Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters are vying to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Carl Levin.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Music From The Show

From Moderate to The German Army.

October 29, 2014 Comment

A Disappearing Tradition Gets A Big Boost

The origins of the Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware go back to the days of slavery.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she’s interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Shiite Militias In Iraq: Savior Or Menace?

Many Baghdad residents see the Shiite militias as saviors, but others worry these brigades of volunteers have grown ominously powerful.

October 29, 2014 142 Comments

Hidden Camera Video Shows Street Harassment Of Women In NYC

What do you think of the video? Does it surprise you? Does it hit home for you? Let us know in the comments.

October 29, 2014 2 Comments

On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica has uncovered serious problems with the charity’s response to the storm.

October 29, 2014 Comment

FTC Sues AT&T Over Unlimited Data Plans

The Federal Trade Commission argues the telecom giant cut internet speeds for customers who were using too much data.

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 30 2 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

October 30 11 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 9 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."