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November 21, 2014 Comment

A Hobson Thanksgiving Tradition: Spicy Mac And Cheese

Nicky Hobson, sister of Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson, shares her recipe for the picante version of this classic comfort food.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Booming Economy Means Busy Highways In Sleepy Towns

The oil and gas boom has not only brought jobs and prosperity to states like Wyoming, but also a dangerous spike in traffic and accidents.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Immigration Activists Respond To President Obama’s Plan

Jude Joffe-Block of KJZZ watched the president’s speech with a group of activists in Phoenix, and described the mood as bittersweet.

November 21, 2014 Comment

In Sierra Leone, A Dearth Of Ebola Treatment Centers

As Ebola declines in Liberia, it’s on the rise in Sierra Leone. The outbreak has moved from the rural area, where it started, to the capital.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Key Elements Of Obama’s Actions On Immigration

The sweeping changes could shield nearly 5 million people from deportation, without going through Congress.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Music From The Show

From Ulrich Schnauss to Ween.

November 20, 2014 2 Comments

Legendary Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

NPR’s Eric Deggans has this remembrance of one of the most honored and successful directors in entertainment.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Anger, Protests Grow Over Mexico’s 43 Missing Students

The protesters’ rallying cry: “Ya me canse” or “ya me canse del miedo” — I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough fear.

November 20, 2014 Comment

NBA’s First Openly Gay Player Retires

Jason Collins discusses his basketball career and his decision to retire at age 35 from the National Basketball Association.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Are We Making Pop Music More Bland?

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic argues that today’s data-driven record industry is making pop music more repetitive.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Irbil On Edge After Suicide Attack

The Kurdish capital in northern Iraq is bracing for more violence after a suicide car bombing killed at least six people yesterday.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

Republicans Push Back On Immigration, As Activists Push White House To Go Farther

The president’s executive action is expected to offer provisional legal status for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing “The Hunger Games” books to the screen.

November 20, 2014 Comment

With Open Enrollment Underway, Colorado Targets Uninsured

John Daley of Colorado Public Radio explains that the push is on to sign up even more people under the Affordable Care Act.

November 20, 2014 Comment

With Several Dead, Buffalo Struggles With Massive Snowfall

Another 2 to 3 feet of snow is expected to fall in the Buffalo area today, on top of the 5 feet already on the ground in some areas.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay’s collection “Redeployment” as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 20, 2014 20 Comments

More Companies Selling Antibiotic-Free Meats

Demand is rising for meat raised without antibiotics. The owner of a company specializing in antibiotic-free meat and poultry joins us.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

Processing Immigrants Slows At Family Detention Center

Immigration lawyers say families are being held longer than usual at the Berks County Residential Center in a small Pennsylvania town.

November 20, 2014 4 Comments

Republican Response to Obama's Expected Immigration Actions

NPR’s Tamara Keith says Republicans’ arguments against executive action on immigration are mostly financial.

November 19, 2014 Comment

Music From The Show

From St. Lucia to DJ Sun.

Robin and Jeremy

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

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 9 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 206 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.