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July 3, 2015 Comment

Greece Faces Pivotal Choice In Sunday Referendum

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is calling on voters to reject a proposed bailout when they head to the polls on Sunday.

July 2, 2015 7 Comments

Race For 2016: Christie Enters Race, Clinton Raises $45 Million

We discuss the latest in the presidential race with NPR’s Domenico Montanaro and American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan.

July 2, 2015 Comment

Tunisians Call For Balanced Response To Terror Attack

Many want to make sure the government strengthens security without infringing on the democratic gains made in the Arab Spring.

July 2, 2015 2 Comments

Supreme Court Term Wraps With Some Strong Language

NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg discusses the landmark decisions this term, and what they say about this court.

July 2, 2015 4 Comments

Greece In Turmoil Ahead Of Sunday’s Vote

As the anti-austerity prime minister urges Greeks to reject proposals made by creditors, we ask a gallery owner how she will vote.

July 1, 2015 15 Comments

Some Clerks In Alabama, Arkansas Resist Issuing Marriage Licenses

In the South, some clerks are pushing back on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, including one who reportedly quit.

July 1, 2015 2 Comments

Why One Greek Business Owner Is Voting Yes In Sunday’s Referendum

As the prime minister urges Greeks to vote no in the referendum, restaurant owner Nikolalos Voglis explains why he will vote yes.

July 1, 2015 2 Comments

U.S. To Reopen Embassy In Havana

It’s a major step in restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries, whose embassies have been shuttered since 1961.

July 1, 2015 12 Comments

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Who’s To Blame And What Can Be Done?

Anne Krueger, a former official with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, shares the findings of her new report.

July 1, 2015 3 Comments

As Marijuana Industry Grows, So Does Its Political Clout

For members of Congress, the cannabis industry offers new, high-yield donors. But it also raises some questions.

July 1, 2015 2 Comments

Greek Prime Minister Offers New Bailout Concessions

European officials are ruling out any deal before Sunday’s referendum on the bailout, called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

June 30, 2015 Comment

Obama To Expand Overtime Pay For Millions

The Labor Department will expand overtime pay, in a move the administration estimates would impact 5 million U.S. workers.

June 30, 2015 Comment

Negotiators Scramble As Greek Debt Deadline Looms

Greece could become the first developed country ever to default on a loan to the IMF. We look at what it would mean.

June 30, 2015 8 Comments

Christie Says He’s Running In 2016 To ‘Change The World’

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his campaign for president in the gymnasium of his old high school.

June 30, 2015 Comment

Some States Still Don’t Have Budgets

In Illinois, that means some state workers could go without pay and some state services could be disrupted.

June 30, 2015 3 Comments

Puerto Rico Says It Can’t Pay Its Debt

The governor wants creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory’s $72 billion in public debt.

June 29, 2015 8 Comments

How Historic Was Last Week? A Historian Puts It In Context.

President Obama won huge victories in the Supreme Court, and South Carolina officials called for the removal of the Confederate flag.

June 29, 2015 37 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.

June 29, 2015 22 Comments

Confederate Flag Flying Again, After Activist Bree Newsome Took It Down

The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released.

June 29, 2015 19 Comments

3 More Decisions From The Supreme Court

The high court ruled today on cases relating to capital punishment, power plant emissions and congressional redistricting.

Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

July 1 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn't like having one.

July 1 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.