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May 31, 2016 3 Comments

Weighing The Costs And Benefits Of TSA Delays

Waiting in long lines means lost productivity, but there can be bigger costs to sloppy security.

May 31, 2016 Comment

How A Cheese Factory Can Change A Colorado Landscape

Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds, and buy new land, changing the surrounding landscape.

May 31, 2016 Comment

Striking Verizon Workers Head Back To Work After Deal

The new deal provides for 1,300 new call center jobs and 10 percent raises over four years.

May 31, 2016 5 Comments

After Weeks Of Delay, Trump Unveils Veterans Group Donations

Trump spent almost 10 minutes at a press conference Tuesday reading off organizations how much they received.

May 31, 2016 3 Comments

Want To Be A Cop In Philadelphia? No College Needed

Responding to a 22-year hiring low, the Philadelphia Police Department recently loosened their requirements.

May 31, 2016 5 Comments

Water Level At Lake Mead, The Country’s Largest Reservoir, Is At Historic Low

The man-made lake, which provides water to Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico, is now only about 37 percent full.

May 31, 2016 11 Comments

The Kerner Report Is Reissued, As Its Issues Still Resonate

The controversial 1968 document offered a window into the roots of racism and inequality in the United States.

May 31, 2016 11 Comments

Animal Rights Groups Angered Over Silverback Gorilla Shooting

Zoo officials say they were forced to kill the gorilla to protect a 4-year old boy who fell into the animal’s enclosure.

May 30, 2016 Comment

The Nation, And A Father, Honor The War Dead

Volunteers placed American flags on the more than 60,000 graves at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Saturday.

May 30, 2016 Comment

Magic And Music At A South Florida Toll Booth

Toll plazas all over the country are going automatic, but just at the top of the Florida Keys, there’s a tollbooth with people inside.

May 30, 2016 Comment

From The Sugar Cane Plantation To The International Swimming Stage

We revisit our conversation with author Julie Checkoway about her book “The Three Year Swim Club.”

May 30, 2016 Comment

What Is The State Of The Airline Industry?

Airlines netted record profits last year. But concerns remain about terrorism and long security lines.

May 30, 2016 Comment

Reporter’s Search For A Snowy Owl Takes Him From Maryland To Ontario

At the end of 2013, snowy owls started invading the United States in a way scientists had never seen.

May 30, 2016 4 Comments

Sanders Campaigns In California, Clintons March In Memorial Day Parade

The Vermont senator meets with California voters today as that state and five others prepare to vote next week.

May 30, 2016 Comment

Rock Creek Park—Washington, D.C.’s Urban Oasis

The country’s oldest urban national park spans 1,800 acres in the middle of Washington, D.C.

May 30, 2016 Comment

VA Mistakenly Calls Thousands Of Living Veterans Dead, Canceling Their Benefits

More than 4,000 veterans were declared dead and lost their benefits due to the errors.

May 27, 2016 2 Comments

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician’s appeal to voters. But there’s more than one way to inspire confidence.

May 27, 2016 2 Comments

Louisiana’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law Makes It A Hate Crime To Target Police

The state is the first in the nation to include police and other emergency responders under its hate crime laws.

May 27, 2016 7 Comments

The Man Who Filmed The Aftermath Of Atomic Destruction

Herbert Sussan’s footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki was classified as top secret and suppressed for decades.

May 27, 2016 3 Comments

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC’s director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we’re close to the “end of the road” for antibiotics.

Robin and Jeremy

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

May 27 2 Comments

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician's appeal to voters. But there's more than one way to inspire confidence.

May 27 52 Comments

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn't so simple.

May 27 3 Comments

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC's director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we're close to the "end of the road" for antibiotics.

May 26 7 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.