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August 19, 2014 Comment

Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In St. Louis

Authorities say the man was shot by police after brandishing a knife at officers, a few miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.

August 19, 2014 Comment

How Flight Changed The World – And What Might Be Next

Today is National Aviation Day, the date chosen in part because it’s the birthday of Orville Wright, who flew the very first airplane in 1903.

August 19, 2014 2 Comments

California Tries To Lure Film Industry Back Home

A bill is moving through the state legislature that would quadruple the amount of tax incentives available to TV and movie makers.

August 19, 2014 Comment

Home Construction Jumps, Even As Housing Market Cools

Cardiff Garcia of the Financial Times discusses the forces driving the housing ups and downs.

August 19, 2014 Comment

Another Night Of Protests, Arrests In Ferguson

Two people were shot, reportedly not by the police, and 31 people were arrested during another night of protests in the St. Louis suburb.

August 19, 2014 4 Comments

Remembering Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo

We listen back to Susan Stamberg’s 1994 conversation with Don Pardo about his long and illustrious career.

August 19, 2014 47 Comments

Historian Reflects On Michael Brown And Dred Scott

Blair Kelley sees a link between what’s happening in Missouri today and what happened there in the 1800s.

August 19, 2014 Comment

Abandoned Homes In Buffalo, N.Y. Selling For $1

Instead of tearing the homes down, city officials are selling them for $1, as part of the “Urban Homestead Program.”

August 19, 2014 Comment

A Look At U.S. Military Options In Iraq

Retired Admiral William Fallon, who was head of United States Central Command during the Iraq War, discusses the current conflict and U.S. involvement.

August 18, 2014 Comment

One Key To Getting A Green Card: Luck

For a look at who the government is letting into this country — and why — Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd digs into the numbers

August 18, 2014 Comment

Dollar General Makes $9.7 Billion Bid For Family Dollar

The offer from Dollar General tops an earlier bid from another dollar store, Dollar Tree, for the same company last month.

August 18, 2014 3 Comments

Colorado Ad Cautions Kids About Marijuana

The new “Don’t Be A Lab Rat” ad campaign in Colorado is aimed at teens who are – or may be thinking about – using pot.

August 18, 2014 Comment

NH Governor Declares Emergency Over Drug Called ‘Spice’

The synthetic marijuana substance is sold in convenience stores and gas stations, and state authorities are looking at how to ban it.

August 18, 2014 Comment

Week In Politics: Texas Gov. Perry In Hot Water, Clinton's Pricey Speaking Perks

NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian joins us from Washington to discuss the week ahead in politics.

August 18, 2014 2 Comments

Autopsy Shows Teen Repeatedly Shot; National Guard Troops Sent To Ferguson

A forensic pathologist hired by the family of Michael Brown says the unarmed teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

August 18, 2014 Comment

Ospreys Have Fatal Attraction To Baling Twine, Fishing Line

Wildlife biologists in the northwestern U.S. are working with ranchers to keep the attractive nuisance out of the ospreys’ clutches.

August 18, 2014 33 Comments

More Americans Are Flocking To The South

A New York Times interpretation of census data finds the South is seeing significant in-migration for the first time.

August 18, 2014 Comment

Defense Begins In Corruption Trial Of Former Virginia Governor

Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen face a 14-count indictment charging that they violated federal corruption laws.

August 18, 2014 10 Comments

As Pot Laws Relax, Restrictions On Research Still Tight

The firing of a University of Arizona doctor highlights the complexity and politics of marijuana research.

August 18, 2014 6 Comments

What Autopsies Can And Can’t Reveal

As the results of a private autopsy of Michael Brown are made public, a forensic pathologist discusses what an autopsy can – and can’t – determine about a crime scene.

Robin and Jeremy

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

August 18 33 Comments

More Americans Are Flocking To The South

A New York Times interpretation of census data finds the South is seeing significant in-migration for the first time.

August 18 10 Comments

As Pot Laws Relax, Restrictions On Research Still Tight

The firing of a University of Arizona doctor highlights the complexity and politics of marijuana research.

August 15 8 Comments

Facing Backlash, SeaWorld Expands Killer Whale Habitats

SeaWorld has faced criticism over its treatment of captive killer whales since the release of the documentary, "Blackfish."

August 15 9 Comments

Training Police To Put Aside Their Biases

Criminologist Lorie Fridell says police officers can and should be trained to recognize their own internal biases.