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November 26, 2014 2 Comments

Texas Sheriff Expects Fewer Deportations

Sheriff Adrian Garcia says fewer deportations, as a result of the president’s executive actions, are a good thing.

November 25, 2014 6 Comments

No Charges Against Ferguson Officer; Businesses Torched

There’s an uneasy calm this morning, but last night it looked like a repeat of August, only worse, said the police chief.

November 25, 2014 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24, 2014 Comment

Remembering Marion Barry

The former mayor of Washington, D.C. died early yesterday morning. Jacob Fenston of WAMU brought us this remembrance.

November 24, 2014 2 Comments

Hagel Resigns And Iran Nuclear Deadline Is Extended

Jim Walsh, expert in international security at MIT’s Security Studies Program, joins us to discuss these two stories.

November 24, 2014 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24, 2014 4 Comments

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns

Hagel stepped down under pressure amid multiple foreign policy crises, including the rise of the Islamic State group.

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

Sen. Dick Durbin: Obama's Immigration Actions Do Not Go Far Enough

The Illinois Democrat calls the president’s executive actions a good start, and says he wants to see a greater overhaul in the near future.

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

Sen. Jeff Flake: Obama’s Actions Make Passing An Immigration Bill Harder

The Arizona senator says he opposes the president’s executive actions, but agrees that Congress needs to pass an immigration bill.

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

Immigration Activists Respond To President Obama’s Plan

Jude Joffe-Block of KJZZ watched the president’s speech with a group of activists in Phoenix, and described the mood as bittersweet.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Thai Government Clamps Down On ‘Mockingjay’ Movie

Screenings of the latest “Hunger Games” movie have been canceled, and students flashing the film’s three-finger salute have been arrested.

November 21, 2014 12 Comments

Rep. Randy Weber: Obama Missed ‘Golden Opportunity’ To Work With Congress

The Republican congressman is criticizing President Obama for his executive actions on immigration.

November 21, 2014 6 Comments

Key Elements Of Obama’s Actions On Immigration

The sweeping changes could shield nearly 5 million people from deportation, without going through Congress.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

Republicans Push Back On Immigration, As Activists Push White House To Go Farther

The president’s executive action is expected to offer provisional legal status for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

Processing Immigrants Slows At Family Detention Center

Immigration lawyers say families are being held longer than usual at the Berks County Residential Center in a small Pennsylvania town.

November 20, 2014 4 Comments

Republican Response to Obama's Expected Immigration Actions

NPR’s Tamara Keith says Republicans’ arguments against executive action on immigration are mostly financial.

November 19, 2014 3 Comments

Nebraska Mayor: Executive Action On Immigration Would ‘Frustrate’ Some

Fremont Mayor Scott Getzschman describes his community is the only one in the U.S. that requires renters to certify their citizenship.

November 18, 2014 13 Comments

Passing The Keystone XL: Is it A Solution, Or Symbolic?

As the Senate is set to vote on the pipeline, NPR’s Jeff Brady discusses the potential impacts on jobs, energy prices and the environment.

November 18, 2014 Comment

Court Order Clears Part Of Pro-Democracy Protest Site In Hong Kong

Protesters have said they won’t resist the court order, and many moved willingly to other areas of the site, which police have so far left alone.

November 17, 2014 2 Comments

Scientists Try To Bring Back The Original New Mexico Chile

The state’s chile industry is in decline – suffering from drought and competition from China and other countries.

Robin and Jeremy

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

November 25 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 8 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.