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April 20, 2015 6 Comments

75-Year-Old Figure Skater Won’t Let Stroke Stop Her

Patricia McNamara started skating in her late 40s, and says it’s helped her recover from breast cancer and a stroke.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Australia’s Kevin Rudd On U.S.-China Relations

The former Australian prime minister discusses China’s premier, Xi Jinping, and his influence on the global stage.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Millions Of ‘Boomerang Buyers’ Could Reshape Housing Market

The first wave of millions of homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure may soon get back into buying real estate.

April 20, 2015 Comment

University Of Oklahoma’s New Diversity Chief: ‘We Can Do Better’

Former Oklahoma state senator Jabar Shumate will join the OU faculty in June. He shares his plan for increasing diversity.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Presidential Hopefuls Try To Stand Out In New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton is there today, and over the weekend, Republican candidates flocked to the state for a leadership summit.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Baltimore Mayor Seeks Answers In Freddie Gray’s Death

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is promising accountability and transparency, after a man died following an encounter with police.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Comcast And Time Warner Work To Save Merger

The cable giants will sit down with Justice Department officials in the hopes of keeping their $45.2 billion merger alive.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Vermont’s Largest Tree Tapper Won’t Sell Syrup

An out-of-state company has tapped about 100,000 trees in Vermont this year, but says it won’t compete with local producers.

April 20, 2015 9 Comments

Drought Won’t Mean More Expensive Peaches

Agricultural economist Dan Sumner explains why the current drought in California will not increase produce prices.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Runners Fight To The Finish In 119th Boston Marathon

It’s the first Boston Marathon victory for 30-year-old Caroline Rotich, and the second win for 25-year-old Lelisa Desisa.

April 20, 2015 21 Comments

Arizona Sheriff Goes Back To Court Over Immigration Policing

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for his hard stance on illegal immigration, is facing his share of legal trouble.

April 17, 2015 Comment

2015 Boston Marathon Preview

The 119th Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest, will be run on Monday. Alex Ashlock previews the race.

April 17, 2015 3 Comments

Obama Immigration Policy Up For Debate In Federal Court

The judges will hear arguments on whether President Obama can move forward with his executive actions on immigration.

April 17, 2015 Comment

As Army Shrinks, Soldiers Forced To Return To Civilian Life

Many soldiers, including those who thought they would make a career in the military, are having a difficult time finding jobs.

April 17, 2015 4 Comments

Republicans Support Obama’s Fast-Track Authority For Asian Trade Deal

The support from Republicans puts the president in an awkward situation. Many Democrats say the deal would hurt American workers.

April 17, 2015 6 Comments

Republican Candidates Flock To New Hampshire

Almost all of the Republican presidential hopefuls are heading to New Hampshire this weekend for a leadership summit.

April 17, 2015 Comment

Dams Pose Danger To Swimmers, Boaters

According to a report from Brigham Young University, 441 people have died in low-head dams across the country since the 1950s.

April 17, 2015 Comment

Parents Of Martin Richard Ask For No Death Penalty For Tsarnaev

The Richards say pursuing the death penalty “could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”

April 17, 2015 7 Comments

Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

April 16, 2015 5 Comments

Study: Many Mothers Don’t Wait Long Enough Between Pregnancies

New research finds “higher risks of adverse health outcomes” when pregnancies are spaced less than 18 months apart.

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

April 17 3 Comments

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

April 17 7 Comments

Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

April 16 9 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.