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October 29, 2014 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she’s interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29, 2014 5 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including “Flash Boys” and “Liar’s Poker.”

October 28, 2014 Comment

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

October 28, 2014 2 Comments

The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller’s Disappearance

A new book attempts to piece together what happened to the 23-year-old heir, who went missing in Dutch New Guinea in 1961.

October 27, 2014 Comment

Documentary Charts The Rise Of James Brown

The filmmaker, along with a trombonist and an ethnomusicologist, join us to discuss the late “godfather of soul.”

October 27, 2014 22 Comments

What Happens When A School Pays Teachers $125,000 A Year

Higher teacher salaries may help students do better in school, according to a study that looked at a New York City charter school.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Amazon’s Political Sitcom ‘Alpha House’ Launches Second Season

The show, from the creator of the “Doonesbury” comic strip, centers on four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2014 7 Comments

Why Are Dozens Of Western Women Joining ISIS?

The FBI is investigating the case of three teenage girls from Colorado who they believe tried to join ISIS militants in Syria.

October 23, 2014 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world’s oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22, 2014 14 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22, 2014 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir “Food: A Love Story.”

October 21, 2014 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

October 20, 2014 2 Comments

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the “farm to table” trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

October 17, 2014 3 Comments

Toll Lanes: Coming Soon To Almost Every Major City In Florida

Reporting by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found the toll lanes are developed without much public input, and without reliable knowledge of the cost.

October 17, 2014 Comment

USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.

October 16, 2014 6 Comments

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

October 16, 2014 Comment

‘Alternate Routes': Tradition And Change In Utah

Rachel Rohr’s dispatches from Utah, where young people are confronting same-sex marriage and other conflicts between change and tradition.

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

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 5 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."

October 28 Comment

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

October 28 2 Comments

The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller’s Disappearance

A new book attempts to piece together what happened to the 23-year-old heir, who went missing in Dutch New Guinea in 1961.