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July 31, 2014 4 Comments

Widow Of American Ebola Victim Speaks Out

We hear from Decontee Sawyer of Minnesota, whose husband, a Liberian government official, became the first American to die in this outbreak.

July 31, 2014 2 Comments

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

July 30, 2014 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there’s a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30, 2014 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29, 2014 14 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29, 2014 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad “shows the evidence of the truth of what we’d actually done.”

July 28, 2014 5 Comments

Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From ‘And So It Goes’ To ‘Princess Bride’

The actor and director has been making people laugh for decades.

July 28, 2014 4 Comments

New HBO Documentary ‘Love Child’ Looks At Gaming Addiction

“Love Child” tells the story of a South Korean couple whose baby starved to death while they cared for a virtual child.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR’s Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25, 2014 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

July 24, 2014 7 Comments

Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

That’s according to a survey released today by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

July 24, 2014 8 Comments

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe

The famous pilot’s namesake has became the youngest woman to fly a single-engine aircraft around the world.

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 3 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 39 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?

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 31 4 Comments

Widow Of American Ebola Victim Speaks Out

We hear from Decontee Sawyer of Minnesota, whose husband, a Liberian government official, became the first American to die in this outbreak.

July 31 2 Comments

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.