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May 27, 2015 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27, 2015 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

“An Act of God,” starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum’s parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.

May 26, 2015 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain’s bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 26, 2015 2 Comments

Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you’ll get 100 different answers.

May 25, 2015 Comment

Father’s Love For Fallen Son Inspires Memorial Day Tradition

In what has become an annual tradition, volunteers join Paul Monti, whose son died while serving in Afghanistan, to plant flags at each gravestone at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

May 25, 2015 3 Comments

An Ordinary Day At Arlington National Cemetery

Official ceremonies will be held at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day. Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins has this report of an ordinary day at the cemetery.

May 21, 2015 7 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi’s career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21, 2015 17 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

May 20, 2015 Comment

‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.

May 19, 2015 20 Comments

White House Unveils Plan To Save Honeybees

The White House’s Pollinator Health Task Force has released a strategy to help improve bee habitat and health.

May 19, 2015 2 Comments

Congressman Weighs Risk And Rewards In ISIS Raid

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says he’s concerned about balancing the risk to soldiers and the value of the captured intelligence.

May 18, 2015 37 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Reflects On Death Sentence

Jeff Bauman says he opposes the death penalty, but the bomber’s “life ended when he made the choice to do that.”

May 18, 2015 10 Comments

Chef Ottolenghi On Food, And Its Role In Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jerusalem-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi is widely acclaimed for his restaurants and his cookbooks.

May 15, 2015 4 Comments

The Anatomy Of Viral Content And Internet Outrage

What makes an idea go viral? What creates Internet outrage? One man is finding out… tweet by tweet.

May 15, 2015 7 Comments

More Bad News About Honeybees: 40 Percent Died In The Last Year

It’s the second-largest loss of honeybees ever recorded in a single year, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 14, 2015 18 Comments

‘Good Kill’ Takes A Searching Look At Drone Warfare

Ethan Hawke plays a former Air Force pilot who’s now a drone operator, firing at suspected terrorists thousands of miles away.

May 14, 2015 5 Comments

No Resume, No Interview, No Problem At Yonkers Bakery

Greyston Bakery invites people to apply, regardless of immigration status, criminal records or work experience.

May 13, 2015 5 Comments

New Cookbook Explores The Cuisine Of The Great Plains

Summer Miller shares stories and recipes from award-winning chefs in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and more.

May 13, 2015 71 Comments

Are Carbon Emissions Causing ‘Lethal Seas’?

Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is being absorbed by the earth’s oceans, causing a rise in acidity that threatens biodiversity.

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

May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.

May 26 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain's bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 26 2 Comments

Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you'll get 100 different answers.