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September 17, 2014 Comment

How Would Independence Effect Scotland’s Whisky Industry?

How the potential of an independent Scotland might affect one of its major exports: whisky.

September 17, 2014 2 Comments

President Obama Meets With Military Advisors

President Obama will address Central Command troops, providing him another opportunity to make a case for the air strike campaign against the Islamic State.

September 17, 2014 Comment

Iran’s Foreign Minister In New York

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in New York for nuclear negotiations and for the UN General Assembly.

September 17, 2014 Comment

With One Day Left, Scottish Vote Still Too Close To Call

Excitement and anxiety mount across the country today, the final day of campaigning before Thursday’s referendum on independence.

September 16, 2014 Comment

U.S. To Increase Response To Ebola, Send Troops To Liberia

The U.S. will send some 3,000 troops to conduct the military and medical response in Liberia as that country faces an ongoing Ebola outbreak.

September 16, 2014 5 Comments

A Voice For Scottish Independence

Scottish bagpipe champion Andy Clark says the working class would be the real winners if Scotland votes for independence.

September 16, 2014 Comment

What Will Alibaba Do With $25 Billion?

The hype has been building ahead of the Alibaba IPO, but the company faces some tough questions before going public.

September 15, 2014 Comment

HBO’s New Documentary Captures Terror On Film

The new HBO documentary “Terror At The Mall” uses mall security footage to tell the story of the terrorist attack on the West Gate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

September 15, 2014 Comment

Chinese Opinion Does Not Favor Scottish Independence

Chinese citizens love Scottish music and whisky but are lukewarm about Scotland’s independence movement.

September 15, 2014 3 Comments

Scottish Independence Vote Too Close To Call

Polls are evenly divided as Thursday’s vote approaches on whether Scotland should end its over 300 year union with England.

September 15, 2014 Comment

ISIS Profiting From Looting ‘Priceless’ Syrian Artifacts

A former Syrian museum director says ISIS is benefiting from looted antiquities by levying a tax on the bounty.

September 15, 2014 Comment

World Leaders Meet In Paris Over ISIS Strategy

World leaders and diplomats are gathered in Paris today to flesh out an international strategy for confronting ISIS.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Demand For American Eel Is Concern For Scientists

A ban on European eels coupled with a decline in Japanese eel stock has increased the demand for American eels.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Pistorius Awaiting Sentencing After Guilty Verdict

Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing after a South African judge found him guilty of “culpable homicide,” the equivalent of manslaughter in the United States.

September 12, 2014 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama’s plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.

September 12, 2014 Comment

‘Gaddafi’s Harem’ Chronicles Former Dictator’s Unspoken Atrocity

Hardly a word was said about Gaddafi’s harem when the Libyan dictator was killed by rebels in 2011.

September 12, 2014 Comment

U.S. Seeks Coalition To Fight ISIS

French president Francois Holland is in Iraq as France considers whether to contribute airstrikes to the U.S. effort to stop the Islamic State.

September 11, 2014 Comment

Royal Bank Of Scotland Considers Leaving Scotland

The Scottish bank considers moving its headquarters to England as a vote for Scottish independence draws near.

September 11, 2014 4 Comments

White House Advisor On Strategy To Stop The Islamic State

White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes discusses President Obama’s strategy to stop the militant group known as the Islamic State.

Robin and Jeremy

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

September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.