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July 23, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

KCRW’s Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

July 23, 2014 6 Comments

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

The militant group’s threat — convert, leave or die — has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

July 22, 2014 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today’s native peoples.

July 22, 2014 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.

July 18, 2014 33 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

The immigrant-rights activist has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18, 2014 4 Comments

Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

What will drive Israel’s decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?

July 17, 2014 10 Comments

Why It’s Good To Talk About Miscarriages

Karen Gibbons felt very much alone after her first miscarriage. Now, she wants to counsel couples and help them through pregnancy.

July 17, 2014 Comment

Meet The ‘Real Larry’ Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Larry Smith has had to contend with being known as the “real Larry” since the show debuted on Netflix.

July 16, 2014 Comment

Deborah Harkness Brings Her ‘All Souls’ Trilogy To A Close

Readers have been eagerly awaiting the conclusion of the series that began with “A Discovery of Witches.”

July 16, 2014 20 Comments

What Honduran Children Are Fleeing

Sonia Nazario joins us to discuss the conditions in Honduras and what the U.S. should do.

July 15, 2014 9 Comments

Travel Writer Finds Soul Of America In Rural South

Paul Theroux has made a career of writing about his travels. But until recently, he’d never traveled in the South.

July 15, 2014 22 Comments

Peace Corps To Shorten Application Process, Let Volunteers Choose Location

Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet discusses the changes and the shifting role of the government-run volunteer program.

July 14, 2014 Comment

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Nadine Gordimer Dies

We remember the South African author with her friend Albie Sachs, who was a judge on the Constitutional Court.

July 14, 2014 2 Comments

Film Explores Race, Culture And Politics In Post-Katrina New Orleans

The PBS documentary “Getting Back To Abnormal” centers on a contentious 2010 race for New Orleans City Council.

July 11, 2014 5 Comments

Running From The Reservation To Olympic Glory

Billy Mills reflects on making history at the 1964 Summer Games and his work with American Indian communities.

July 11, 2014 Comment

Patricia Arquette’s ‘Boyhood’ Journey

Though she spent 12 years filming the acclaimed new film “Boyhood,” Arquette says she “wasn’t ready to finish it.”

July 10, 2014 6 Comments

As Quadruple Amputee Awaits Arm Transplant, Identical Twin Waits As Well

Will Lautzenheiser lost all four limbs to an infection. Now, he could regain two limbs in an experimental surgery.

July 10, 2014 238 Comments

How Australian Gun Laws Have Curbed Deaths

In the wake of the most recent U.S. mass shooting, we look to a country that’s had no mass gun violence since 1996.

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

July 23 Comment

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

KCRW's Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

July 23 6 Comments

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

The militant group's threat -- convert, leave or die -- has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.