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November 25, 2014 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners’ favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25, 2014 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24, 2014 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24, 2014 7 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There’s a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.

November 21, 2014 5 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing “The Hunger Games” books to the screen.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay’s collection “Redeployment” as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 20, 2014 21 Comments

More Companies Selling Antibiotic-Free Meats

Demand is rising for meat raised without antibiotics. The owner of a company specializing in antibiotic-free meat and poultry joins us.

November 19, 2014 12 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that’s not the end of the story.

November 19, 2014 225 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.

November 18, 2014 3 Comments

Outspoken Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds Pens Memoir

The track star has won his share of races, but he often gets as much attention for what he does off the track as what he does on it.

November 18, 2014 37 Comments

Texting And Driving: Are We Powerless To Change Our Ways?

A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel chronicles the groundbreaking case of Reggie Shaw.

November 17, 2014 2 Comments

Scientists Try To Bring Back The Original New Mexico Chile

The state’s chile industry is in decline – suffering from drought and competition from China and other countries.

November 17, 2014 Comment

Death Claims Rise For Faulty GM Ignition Switch

Ken Feinberg, the attorney hired to compensate victims of crashes caused by faulty ignition switches, says he now has 33 eligible death claims.

November 14, 2014 33 Comments

Navy SEAL Who Says He Killed Bin Laden Explains Why He Went Public

Robert O’Neill says he decided to come forward after visiting the 9/11 memorial, believing that it would give families closure.

November 14, 2014 7 Comments

Barbra Streisand Raises Her Voice Against Heart Disease

The legendary actress and singer is at the forefront of a new campaign to raise awareness of the “epidemic” affecting women.

November 13, 2014 Comment

What Does It Mean When Only 40 People Have Your Blood Type?

“The Man with the Golden Blood” is the story of Thomas, a Swiss boy with the extraordinarily rare blood type RH-null.

November 13, 2014 25 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s Guide To Potatoes

Our resident chef gives us a primer on potatoes and shares recipes, including baked potato wedges and her take on potato gratin.

November 12, 2014 Comment

Giving The Homeless A Camera To Tell Their Stories

A new project is handing out GoPro’s to homeless people, hoping to give the public a closer look at who these people really are.

November 12, 2014 Comment

Uncovering The Past Alongside Archaeologists

The lives of archaeologists may not be as glamorous as the movies, but digging up ancient artifacts can be thrilling.

Robin and Jeremy

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

November 25 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 7 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.