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September 15, 2014 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15, 2014 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12, 2014 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama’s plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.

September 11, 2014 9 Comments

Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse

A World Trade Center Health Program medical provider says chronic illnesses affecting first responders are lingering and becoming worse.

September 11, 2014 Comment

Dennis Lehane Takes ‘The Drop’ From Screen To Page

Author Dennis Lehane discusses adapting a screenplay into a novel.

September 10, 2014 2 Comments

‘We Expect You Back’: A Friend’s Poem For James Foley

Poet Daniel Johnson had named the slain journalist James Foley as his son’s godfather. Johnson remembers his friend in a recently published poem.

September 10, 2014 3 Comments

9/11 First Responder: ‘Invisible Diseases’ Are Killing Us

9/11 first responder John Feal says many others like him suffer from chronic physical and emotional diseases. His organization, the FealGood Foundation, works to get them compensation.

September 9, 2014 46 Comments

How Should We Talk About Animal Emotions?

Studies show animals do experience emotions. So why don’t we use the language of human emotions to describe what animals feel?

September 9, 2014 18 Comments

Why There No Longer Is A ‘Typical’ American Family

A new study finds that the family arrangement with a homemaker mother and breadwinner father that dominated the 1960s, no longer exists for the majority of Americans.

September 8, 2014 9 Comments

Getting Kids Moving, One Parent Volunteer At A Time

Parents are taking it upon themselves to give kids more opportunities for physical activity outside gym class.

September 8, 2014 12 Comments

New York’s Attorney General On Taking On Wall Street

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued the nation’s largest banks over their role in selling mortgage backed securities and won multibillion dollar settlements.

September 5, 2014 5 Comments

The Day Before The Day That Changed Everything

A new film on the National Geographic Channel called “9/10: The Final Hours” focuses on the day before 9/11.

September 5, 2014 3 Comments

Just When You Thought Dinosaurs Couldn’t Get Any Bigger

The Dreadnougtus measured 85 feet long and two and a half stories high, and weighed 65 tons. The skeleton was unearthed in Patagonia.

September 4, 2014 4 Comments

Remembering Charles Bowden

The author and journalist died last week. We revisit his past conversations with Here & Now.

September 3, 2014 7 Comments

Road Trip Explores Americans’ Obsession With Dogs

Benoit Denizet-Lewis traveled across the country to find out why Americans love dogs so much.

September 3, 2014 12 Comments

Move Over Barbie, Here Comes Madame Curie

Two young women who studied engineering want to inspire girls to become scientists by offering dolls based on real people.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Kathy Gunst Takes Soup From Summer To Fall

Our resident chef shares recipes for tomato soup, a potato and leek soup and a zucchini-fennel soup.

September 2, 2014 29 Comments

After Foley’s Death, Former War Reporter Says It’s Not Worth The Risk

Tom A. Peter covered the Middle East and Afghanistan for seven years, and decided it’s not worth the risk.

September 1, 2014 12 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city’s major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

Robin and Jeremy

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

September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.