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March 26, 2015 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director’s new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts’ characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26, 2015 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men’s tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25, 2015 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25, 2015 17 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don’t get as much press.

March 24, 2015 9 Comments

Britain’s ‘Greatest Complainer’ Doesn’t Get Mad, He Gets Even

Jasper Griegson is a complaint expert and wrote over 5,000 complaint letters on behalf of readers of the British newspaper, The Daily Express.

March 24, 2015 15 Comments

Flushable Wipes Wiping Out Sewer Systems

It turns out flushable wipes aren’t septic-safe — and they’ve been wreaking havoc on London’s sewer system and systems around the world.

March 23, 2015 4 Comments

Redesigned PSAT Shifts Preparation Efforts For High School Students

A college counselor offers advice to students who are looking ahead to the college admissions process. She reminds students they are more than a number.

March 20, 2015 16 Comments

From Texas, A Supreme Court Case For Confederate Flag License Plates

The Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles’ decision to deny a license plate proposal because it features the Confederate flag.

March 20, 2015 38 Comments

15 Frustrated Students Launch The Country’s First Student Debt Strike

15 students who attended for-profit Corinthian Colleges are refusing to pay back their student loan debts.

March 19, 2015 79 Comments

Could A Cross-Country Pipeline Solve The West’s Water Shortage?

One solution for solving the West’s water shortage is to build a pipeline to divert Mississippi River flood waters.

March 19, 2015 23 Comments

Taking Islam Out Of The Islamic State

A journalist argues that trying to understand the so-called Islamic State through the lens of Islam is misguided and wrong.

March 18, 2015 6 Comments

Changing The Conversation With #IAmAStatistic

Many of statistics reflect African-American men’s experiences in a negative light, but what if the statistics focused on their positive accomplishments?

March 18, 2015 142 Comments

Confession: I’m Biased Against Women Authors

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd has kept a log of books he’s read over a decade. He found a dearth of women authors. Is it just him?

March 17, 2015 22 Comments

Kathy Gunst Does Breakfast

Never skip breakfast again with these recipes from Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst.

March 17, 2015 Comment

Can Everest Fix Its Human Waste Problem? Ask Denali

With the levels of human waste left by climbers reaching a critical level on effort, we turn to the ranger who led the clean-up effort on Denali.

March 16, 2015 228 Comments

A Mother Comes To Terms With Her Transgender Child

Mimi Lemay discusses coming to terms with her daughter’s decision to live as a boy.

March 16, 2015 68 Comments

Is The Internet Hurting More Than Helping?

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Andrew Keen argues that the Internet economy as it exists hurts the middle class and benefits the few.

March 13, 2015 4 Comments

A Pi Day That Comes Once A Century: 3-14-15 At 9:26:53

Just once every 100 years, the date and time line up with the first 10 digits of the mathematical symbol pi (π).

March 13, 2015 12 Comments

12-Year-Old Speaks Out Against Gender Gap In iPhone Games

Maddy Messer loves to play games on her iPhone, but found that many charge extra to play as a girl character.

March 12, 2015 13 Comments

How Smart Are Crows? Scary Smart.

An 8-year-old Seattle girl says she’s been receiving gifts from a group of crows she unintentionally befriended.

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

March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 17 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.