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December 18, 2014 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18, 2014 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17, 2014 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author’s debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17, 2014 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient’s eardrum.

December 16, 2014 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world’s holiest sites.

December 16, 2014 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook “Jewish Soul Food.”

December 15, 2014 11 Comments

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

December 15, 2014 3 Comments

Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

December 12, 2014 29 Comments

In One California Town, Police Want Kids To Lay Down Their Nerf Guns

High school students in Livermore have taken up arms in their yearly game of “Assassin” — a mock battle with Nerf guns.

December 12, 2014 3 Comments

Iraq Lawmaker Wants U.S. Boots On The Ground

Vian Dakhil, the only member of the Yazidi minority in Iraq’s parliament, says ISIS is winning the war.

December 11, 2014 Comment

'Water Stories': A Conversation In Paint And Sound

Anne Neely’s paintings explore the beauty of water, but also raise a cautionary flag about issues that threaten the world’s water.

December 11, 2014 7 Comments

Miami-Dade Mayor Wants All Police To Have Body Cameras

Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the big debate now is how much of the footage should be available to the public.

December 10, 2014 18 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s Holiday Favorites

Just in time for the holidays, our resident chef shares recipes for her favorite holiday ham glaze and her favorite food gift: buttercrunch.

December 10, 2014 2 Comments

Surviving To Age 21 In South Los Angeles

Rev. E. Winford Bell started an anti-violence advocacy group after his son was injured in a drive-by shooting and the young man’s two best friends were killed.

December 9, 2014 Comment

Khaled Mattawa’s Journey From Arabic To English And Back Again

The Libya native shares some of his poems and translations and talks about bridging the gap between two cultures.

December 9, 2014 Comment

South African Aid Group Says ‘No Anger’ At U.S. In Hostage Death

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman discusses his work to secure the release of a South African hostage who was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.

December 8, 2014 Comment

Syria’s Ancient Heritage Sites Constantly Under Threat

A Syrian archaeologist discusses how ancient artifacts are endangered by looters in ISIS-controlled regions.

December 8, 2014 9 Comments

First Time Producer’s ‘The Imitation Game’ Gets Oscar Buzz

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch plays a British homosexual mathematician who is instrumental in cracking Nazi’s Enigma machine.

December 5, 2014 Comment

CDC Sees Trouble On Flu Front

The Centers for Disease Control says this year’s vaccine may not be a good match, but it’s urging people to get a flu shot anyway.

December 5, 2014 24 Comments

From ‘Black Power’ To ‘Black Lives Matter’

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad says the nationwide protests amount to a 21st century social movement.

Spotlight

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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

December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.