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October 23, 2014 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world’s oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22, 2014 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22, 2014 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir “Food: A Love Story.”

October 21, 2014 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

October 20, 2014 2 Comments

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the “farm to table” trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

October 17, 2014 3 Comments

Toll Lanes: Coming Soon To Almost Every Major City In Florida

Reporting by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found the toll lanes are developed without much public input, and without reliable knowledge of the cost.

October 17, 2014 Comment

USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.

October 16, 2014 4 Comments

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

October 16, 2014 Comment

‘Alternate Routes': Tradition And Change In Utah

Rachel Rohr’s dispatches from Utah, where young people are confronting same-sex marriage and other conflicts between change and tradition.

October 16, 2014 8 Comments

Larry Summers: Worry About Deflation Not Inflation

In light of the volatile stock market, we asked Larry Summers for some perspective.

October 15, 2014 Comment

Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.

October 15, 2014 3 Comments

Atul Gawande’s Prescription For A Better Way To Die

In his new book “Being Mortal,” surgeon Atul Gawande looks at how doctors and other health care workers can improve end of life and elder care.

October 14, 2014 17 Comments

E.O. Wilson On ‘The Meaning Of Human Existence’

Biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson has written a new book that is longlisted for the National Book Award.

October 14, 2014 14 Comments

Early Intervention For Toddlers With Autism Showing Signs Of Success

Doctors say that children as young as 12 months can be diagnosed with autism, and that early treatment can help reverse the condition.

October 13, 2014 15 Comments

Bodies Get Picked Clean By Vultures In The Name Of Science

The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University studies how the body decomposes in the outdoors for crime and other research purposes.

October 10, 2014 Comment

Turning a Rural Town Into A Living Museum

Visitors come to see the community of New Lebanon, NY, as a snapshot of contemporary rural life in America. The program has helped turn around the economically depressed town.

October 10, 2014 2 Comments

‘Drawing the Drawdown': Sketching The War In Afghanistan

The Washington Post’s Richard Johnson has been sketching the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for a decade. He is on his way back from sketching the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan.

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

October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.