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July 28, 2015 146 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28, 2015 5 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 27, 2015 11 Comments

U.S. Wind Power On Course To Grow Big

The Department of Energy says wind power is poised to become one of the country’s largest sources of energy.

July 27, 2015 2 Comments

Alaskans Still Cleaning Up Reminders Of Japan Tsunami

Crews are picking up and bagging tons of debris that were swept out to sea when the tsunami hit in 2011.

July 24, 2015 11 Comments

U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 24, 2015 3 Comments

Food Innovators Develop Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Researchers say a fast-growing new form of a seaweed tastes like bacon when fried.

July 23, 2015 5 Comments

‘Paper Towns’ Author John Green Taps Into Teens

The film adaptation of “Paper Towns” comes a year after “The Fault in Our Stars” grossed over $300 million.

July 23, 2015 Comment

CDC Study: Teen Sex, Pregnancy On The Decline

The number of teenagers having sex is at the lowest level in 25 years. Less than half of 15 to 19-year-olds say they’ve had sex.

July 22, 2015 4 Comments

Education Secretary Responds To New ‘No Child Left Behind’ Bills

After several failed attempts, the House and the Senate have passed their own bills to revise U.S. education policy.

July 22, 2015 10 Comments

After 37 Years, Tony Geary Leaves ‘General Hospital’

Since 1978, Anthony Geary has played Luke Spencer on the ABC soap opera, winning eight Daytime Emmy Awards.

July 21, 2015 19 Comments

The True Story Of A British Secret Agent In The Civil War South

Journalist Christopher Dickey has written a new book that looks at slavery through the eyes of a British agent in Charleston, S.C.

July 21, 2015 8 Comments

A Renewed Search For Extraterrestrials

A Russian billionaire has pledged $100 million to help observatories in the U.S. and Australia look for aliens.

July 20, 2015 Comment

Tiempo Libre Brings Cuban Music To The World

The band’s musical director Jorge Gomez and lead vocalist Xavier Mili talk about their new album “Panamericano.”

July 20, 2015 Comment

Parents Paying More Out Of Pocket For College Tuition

A new study finds that for the first time since 2010, parent income and savings comprised the largest share of college costs.

July 17, 2015 Comment

Remembering The Civil Rights Activist Who Turned A Motel Into A Museum

D’Army Bailey was the founder of the National Civil Rights Museum at the site of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

July 17, 2015 3 Comments

Why Does ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Still Have Such An Impact?

Following the release of “Go Set a Watchman,” Alice Randall explains why Harper Lee’s first novel remains relevant.

July 16, 2015 26 Comments

Is Life Rosier For Redheads?

British author Jacky Colliss Harvey discusses the history of red hair, including myths and surprising scientific facts.

July 16, 2015 3 Comments

New Horizons Mission Leader Explains Pluto’s Ice Mountains And More

Just days after NASA’s New Horizons space probe flew past Pluto, scientists are already rewriting planetary textbooks.

July 16, 2015 7 Comments

Former Federal Prisoner Adjusts To Life On The Outside

Barbra Scrivner spent 20 years in prison for conspiracy to sell crystal meth, before President Obama commuted her sentence last year.

July 15, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Why There’s So Much Music Coming Out Of Australia

“There must be something in the water down there, I haven’t figured it out,” KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

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

July 28 146 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 5 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 27 11 Comments

U.S. Wind Power On Course To Grow Big

The Department of Energy says wind power is poised to become one of the country's largest sources of energy.

July 27 2 Comments

Alaskans Still Cleaning Up Reminders Of Japan Tsunami

Crews are picking up and bagging tons of debris that were swept out to sea when the tsunami hit in 2011.