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July 31, 2015 6 Comments

Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.

July 31, 2015 Comment

Despite Diplomacy Advances, Athletes Continue To Flee Cuba

In July, 18 Cuban athletes left their teams for the U.S. during international competition.

July 31, 2015 19 Comments

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

The lion’s death wasn’t the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.

July 31, 2015 4 Comments

Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.

July 31, 2015 Comment

Exploring Unknowns: Mysteries Throughout History That Still Baffle

As hope remains for clues as to what happened to MH370, we take a look at other mysterious disappearances throughout history.

July 31, 2015 Comment

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise To Stop Virus

The experimental vaccine was tested in Guinea. World Health Organization officials are hopeful it works to stop the deadly virus.

July 30, 2015 37 Comments

Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

July 30, 2015 11 Comments

Haiti Observes 100th Anniversary Of 19-Year U.S. Occupation

The Dominican Republic’s treatment of Haitians has drawn criticism from American politicians, but the U.S.’ role in the problem is rarely discussed.

July 30, 2015 Comment

Ocean Currents, Drifting Debris And Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Airplane debris washed up on a beach on Reunion Island off Madagascar yesterday. But how did it get there?

July 30, 2015 4 Comments

Iran Deal Sparks Potential Arms Race In Region

In the wake of the historic deal over Iran’s nuclear program, several nations in the region are seeking to boost their missile defense systems.

July 30, 2015 Comment

Theories About MH370 Disappearance Range From Unlikely To Absurd

We’ve heard many of the theories on Here & Now, including one guess that involved a possible Russian government plot.

July 30, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Latin America And Beyond

KCRW DJ Raul Campos shares four interesting alternative international musicians, from Chile’s Astro to Kutiman of Israel.

July 29, 2015 3 Comments

‘Optimism Is High’ In The West As El Niño Strengthens

NASA climate scientist Bill Patzert says “everyone’s thinking about this El Niño as the great wet hope” to help with the historic drought.

July 29, 2015 6 Comments

What China’s Stock Plunge Means For Its Government

It’s been a bumpy ride for China’s stock market this summer. What does it mean for confidence in the Xi Jinping administration?

July 29, 2015 Comment

Taliban Leader Reported Dead

An Afghan official said today his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead.

July 28, 2015 35 Comments

What’s The Best Way To Deal With Feral Cats?

Australia’s decision to kill 2 million feral cats is the latest in a battle between cat lovers and bird lovers, over cats’ impact on wildlife.

July 28, 2015 2 Comments

Killer Robots Could Destroy Humanity (So Let’s Stop That From Happening, OK?)

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have joined the call to ban autonomous weapons, which, unlike drones, operate solo.

July 28, 2015 3 Comments

Mexican Authorities Report On Mass Grave Discoveries

The search for the 43 Mexican students who vanished 10 months ago has turned up 129 other bodies in 60 graves across Guerrero.

July 28, 2015 Comment

China Stocks Continue To Tumble

A day after the worst drop in eight years, the main market index in Shanghai fell another 1.5 percent.

July 27, 2015 Comment

China Stocks See Biggest Drop Since 2007

The biggest one-day stock market drop in years – shares slid more than 8 percent – comes after huge gains earlier this summer.

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July 30 37 Comments

Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

July 30 27 Comments

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.

July 29 2 Comments

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

We visit our resident chef's garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

July 29 781 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.