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July 31, 2015 5 Comments

Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.

July 31, 2015 Comment

Puerto Rico Nears Default As Deadline Looms

The expected default comes after the governor in June told investors that the island’s $72 billion in debt was unpayable.

July 31, 2015 Comment

GOP 2016 Hopefuls Race To Qualify For First Debate

Donald Trump stayed out in front of a crowded Republican field, while former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore announced his candidacy.

July 31, 2015 3 Comments

Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.

July 31, 2015 Comment

How Google Glass Recently Became An E.R. Gadget

While the product flopped with consumers, trauma surgeons are using Google Glass while treating critically injured patients.

July 31, 2015 2 Comments

HIV/AIDS Is A Growing Problem In The South

Atlanta’s metro area has one of the highest rates in the country for new diagnoses of HIV and AIDS.

July 30, 2015 3 Comments

Congress Heads Toward Recess With Export-Import Bank In Limbo

The bank has become a hot-button political issue for conservatives who see the bank as corporate welfare.

July 30, 2015 Comment

Silicon Valley Tech Giants Start To Raise Workers’ Wages

For the first time, tech companies are under new pressure from a labor movement speaking up for low-wage workers.

July 30, 2015 2 Comments

Medicare, Medicaid Turn 50 Years Old

Former President Harry Truman was the first to enroll in Medicare.

July 30, 2015 Comment

Sports And Media Pros Bet Big On Fantasy Sports

Some investors believe the online games may also help create a larger fan base for professional sports.

July 30, 2015 23 Comments

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.

July 30, 2015 7 Comments

Activists Block Icebreaker Ship Bound For Alaska Drilling Operation

The Greenpeace activists say they are prepared to stay suspended from the bridge for days.

July 29, 2015 Comment

Supply Storehouses Keep Wildland Firefighters Supplied, Fed

Tom Banse of Northwest News Network get a tour of what you might call the Amazon.com for wildland firefighting.

July 29, 2015 3 Comments

Boston Mayor Wishes LA Luck In Possible Olympic Bid

Mayor Marty Walsh reflects on how Boston’s Olympic bid fell apart and suggests changes at the International Olympic Committee.

July 29, 2015 Comment

House And Senate Debate Separate Highway Bills

The House votes today on a patch to keep federal highway and transit aid going to states, while the Senate is debating a long-term bill.

July 29, 2015 641 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.

July 28, 2015 Comment

For Arizona Mining Towns, A Diverse Economy Is A Good Economy

Town officials are hoping to put an end to the boom and bust cycle that comes from relying on copper mines that open and close.

July 28, 2015 2 Comments

The Benefits Of State-Of-The-Art Airports

After New York’s governor unveiled a $4 billion plan to rebuild LaGuardia, we look at the role airports play in a region’s economy.

July 28, 2015 Comment

Ford Profits Jump 44 Percent Amid Strong North America Sales

Ford is crediting steady demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for record-high profits in North America.

July 28, 2015 169 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 30 33 Comments

Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

July 30 23 Comments

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.

July 29 2 Comments

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

We visit our resident chef's garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

July 29 641 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.