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July 30, 2015 4 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 Comment

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 Comment

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 Comment

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.

July 27, 2015 Comment

The Global Impact Of Low Oil Prices

The stock market in China – the world’s biggest energy consumer – dropped 8 percent last night, sending oil prices to a four-month low.

July 24, 2015 3 Comments

New Relationship With U.S. Promises Big Changes For Cubans

SUNY Buffalo professor Henry Louis Taylor Jr. warns that while there are major positives to the deal, it has its negatives as well.

July 24, 2015 11 Comments

U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 24, 2015 4 Comments

World’s First Malaria Vaccine A Step Closer To Use On Babies

Mosquirix, developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, has been given the green light by drug regulators in Europe.

July 24, 2015 3 Comments

Kenyan Security Ahead Of President Obama’s Visit

Security is high in Nairobi today as President Obama arrives for a global summit on entrepreneurship.

July 23, 2015 2 Comments

For One DEA Official, The Search For El Chapo Is Personal

The deputy administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration says he’s hardly slept since the drug lord escaped.

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

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 29 428 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.

July 28 152 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 5 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.