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August 31, 2015 6 Comments

The Challenges And Rewards Of Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Warren Doyle of the Appalachian Trail Institute describes what’s it like to hike all 2,189 miles of the trail, from Georgia to Maine.

August 31, 2015 14 Comments

Murder Of Sheriff’s Deputy Prompts Debate Over Anti-Cop Rhetoric

The local sheriff in Harris County, Texas, blamed the rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement for the killing of Darren Goforth.

August 31, 2015 8 Comments

On Alaska Visit, Obama To Highlight Climate Change

The visit is very much designed to highlight Alaska’s extraordinary scenery and the already-visible effects of climate change there.

August 31, 2015 5 Comments

From Denali To Reagan National Airport: When Places Get Renamed

What goes into the decision to change a location’s name? And what happens once the change takes place?

August 31, 2015 7 Comments

Homeless Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

Abbott Roland has just moved into an apartment in New Orleans, after living in an abandoned building for six years.

August 31, 2015 6 Comments

Sanders Closes In On Clinton In Iowa

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining ground against Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

August 28, 2015 9 Comments

Personal Trainer Regulations Have Gyms Sweating

The Physical Therapy Board in Washington, D.C. is preparing new guidelines that would place further requirements on the industry.

August 28, 2015 Comment

Ruling Gives Unions Leverage In Negotiations With Franchises

The ruling from the National Labor Relations Board gave contract workers and employees of franchises more leverage to unionize.

August 28, 2015 Comment

Californians Cut Water Use By 31 Percent Last Month

New data shows that residents have surpassed the mandatory water restrictions for the second month in a row.

August 28, 2015 3 Comments

After Katrina, New Orleans Media Didn’t Leave

The hurricane shut down the Times-Picayune’s presses but that didn’t stop the staff from covering the storm around the clock.

August 28, 2015 18 Comments

Lack Of Truck Parking A ‘National Safety Concern’

A federal survey has found that most states don’t have enough places for trucks to pull over for required rest stops.

August 28, 2015 6 Comments

Twitter’s Actions Over Deleted Tweets Raise Transparency Concerns

The social networking service has shutdown Politwoops, a website that keeps track of politicians’ deleted tweets.

August 28, 2015 24 Comments

Trump Says His Hair Is Real, Clinton Likens Republicans To Terrorists

We tackle the news of the week in 2016 politics with Rick Klein of ABC News and José Díaz-Balart of Telemundo and MSNBC.

August 28, 2015 4 Comments

Former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian On The Wild Week In Markets

The chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council discusses the Fed and China’s economic impact on the U.S.

August 27, 2015 18 Comments

Fraternity Banners: Harmless Fun Or Sexual Harassment?

The signs at Old Dominion University were criticized for mocking sexual violence against women, and sparked national outrage.

August 27, 2015 7 Comments

New Hampshire Rape Trial Exposes Alleged ‘Hook-Up’ Tradition

A former student at an elite prep school is on trial for allegedly raping a freshman girl two days before graduation in 2014.

August 27, 2015 Comment

Baby Panda Dies At The National Zoo

Only few days after its birth, the smaller of the two newborn panda cubs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has died.

August 27, 2015 16 Comments

2 Immigrants Explain What It Took To Come To The U.S. Legally

The majority of immigrants to the United States come legally. More often than not, it’s a complicated process that can take many years.

August 27, 2015 3 Comments

Investigation: Companies Prey On Victims Of Lead Poisoning

Washington Post reporter Terrence McCoy found that many victims sold their settlements, sometimes for pennies on the dollar.

August 27, 2015 3 Comments

Global Turmoil Spurs Decline In Commodities

Key commodities like oil and copper continue to slide, and could have big implications on domestic and world markets.

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

August 28 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 26 13 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

August 25 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.