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November 24, 2014 3 Comments

UVA Students Respond To Article Detailing Rape Culture

The University of Virginia has suspended its fraternities, after a Rolling Stone article detailed a brutal gang rape.

November 24, 2014 2 Comments

Ferguson Anxiously Awaits Grand Jury Decision On Police Shooting

USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor joins us from Ferguson to talk about how the city is preparing for the upcoming grand jury decision.

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

Country Awaits Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

As the nation waits to hear whether the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown will be charged, we look at the protests through the lens of history.

November 21, 2014 6 Comments

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

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 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 19, 2014 11 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 18, 2014 51 Comments

Ferguson Grand Jury Nears Decision

The 12-member grand jury is debating whether to charge the police officer who shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

November 18, 2014 35 Comments

Ferguson Activists Fear Police Violence

Protest leader Tory Russell discusses his concerns ahead of the grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed Michael Brown.

November 18, 2014 37 Comments

Texting And Driving: Are We Powerless To Change Our Ways?

A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel chronicles the groundbreaking case of Reggie Shaw.

November 18, 2014 4 Comments

Another Bloody Attack Rocks Jerusalem

Israeli police say two Palestinians attacked a synagogue during morning prayers today, killing four people.

November 17, 2014 44 Comments

Bill Cosby's Legacy After Rape Allegations

NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans says regardless of the validity of the accusations, Cosby’s reputation seems to be permanently tarnished.

November 17, 2014 Comment

Death Claims Rise For Faulty GM Ignition Switch

Ken Feinberg, the attorney hired to compensate victims of crashes caused by faulty ignition switches, says he now has 33 eligible death claims.

November 14, 2014 4 Comments

Ferguson Activists Testify Before U.N.

Activists claim that the shooting death of African-American Michael Brown by a white police officer was an excessive use of force.

November 14, 2014 Comment

Milwaukee's District Attorney Weighs In On Dontre Hamilton Case

The district attorney responds to criticism about why his office has not charged the officer who fatally shot an unarmed mentally ill man.

November 13, 2014 21 Comments

Woman Sues For The Right To Go Topless In Chicago

Sonoko Tagami is suing for the right to be topless in public after she received a ticket for indecent exposure at a Chicago beach.

November 13, 2014 2 Comments

Milwaukee Residents Protest Police Shooting Of Mentally Ill Man

The officer was fired for the shooting, but Dontre Hamilton’s family and supporters want him criminally charged as well.

November 11, 2014 2 Comments

Veterans Accuse Banks Of Helping To Finance Attacks

The lawsuit accuses the banks of helping Iran funnel millions of dollars to groups that targeted U.S. troops in Iraq.

November 11, 2014 6 Comments

Did Alabama Violate The Rights Of Black Voters With New Districts?

The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow over Alabama’s new political districts, which the state legislature redrew.

November 10, 2014 2 Comments

Bistro Trains Ex-Inmates In the Art Of Fine Dining

A French restaurant in Cleveland not only offers artisan cuisine, it also gives former inmates a job and the chance to learn a new skill.

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

November 21 5 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

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 20 21 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.