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July 29, 2015 Comment

Music From The Show

From Submerse to Shellac.

July 29, 2015 2 Comments

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

We visit our resident chef’s garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

July 29, 2015 3 Comments

‘Optimism Is High’ In The West As El Niño Strengthens

NASA climate scientist Bill Patzert says “everyone’s thinking about this El Niño as the great wet hope” to help with the historic drought.

July 29, 2015 6 Comments

‘Key & Peele’ To End After Fifth Season

After receiving multiple Emmy nominations earlier this month, Keegan-Michael Key announced that this will be the last season.

July 29, 2015 5 Comments

Brady Continues Fighting ‘Deflategate’ Suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady denies destroying his phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested.

July 29, 2015 882 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.

July 29, 2015 Comment

Taliban Leader Reported Dead

An Afghan official said today his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead.

July 28, 2015 Comment

Music From The Show

From This American Analog Set to Stereolab.

July 28, 2015 Comment

For Arizona Mining Towns, A Diverse Economy Is A Good Economy

Town officials are hoping to put an end to the boom and bust cycle that comes from relying on copper mines that open and close.

July 28, 2015 5 Comments

Twitter’s Search For Stability

How can a company like Twitter, that seems so successful, be having such problems? Kurt Wagner of Re/code weighs in.

July 28, 2015 3 Comments

Mexican Authorities Report On Mass Grave Discoveries

The search for the 43 Mexican students who vanished 10 months ago has turned up 129 other bodies in 60 graves across Guerrero.

July 28, 2015 Comment

China Stocks Continue To Tumble

A day after the worst drop in eight years, the main market index in Shanghai fell another 1.5 percent.

July 28, 2015 3 Comments

Drought Leads To Stressed Out Salmon In Northwest Rivers

River levels are dropping as the drought continues – and the water’s getting warmer. That’s a problem for salmon and trout.

July 28, 2015 6 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.

July 28, 2015 15 Comments

‘Lion-Like’ Animal Roaming The Streets Of Milwaukee

The city has received more than a dozen calls to report sightings of what looks like lion strolling through Milwaukee neighborhoods.

July 28, 2015 9 Comments

Illinois Budget Impasse Puts Pressure On State-Funded Programs

The head of a Chicago youth development agency explains what the impasse means for programs and the children they serve.

July 27, 2015 Comment

Music From The Show

From Copywrite to Isan.

July 27, 2015 Comment

Boston Out As U.S. Candidate For 2024 Olympics

A person familiar with the decision says the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston.

July 27, 2015 5 Comments

Boston’s Bid To Host 2024 Olympics Is Over

The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties on Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started.

July 27, 2015 41 Comments

Lifting The Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders

Church-sponsored troops will still be allowed to “continue to choose adult leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own,” according to a statement.

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

July 31 23 Comments

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

The lion's death wasn't the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.

July 31 Comment

New Film Based On Travels With David Foster Wallace Opens

The film, called "The End Of The Tour," is based on David Lipsky's five-day road trip with the late author in 1996.

July 31 Comment

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise To Stop Virus

The experimental vaccine was tested in Guinea. World Health Organization officials are hopeful it works to stop the deadly virus.

July 30 27 Comments

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.