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381 Ratings
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221
64
38
33
25

The Best of the Best

By Random Person2019 - Nov 21 2019
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Here and Now has been serving me for years and always manage to make the news fascinating.

Great news daily newscast

By Prophittman - Mar 26 2019
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I listen every day. Love it that it is in podcast format.

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Thanksgiving Diet Culture; How To Spot Russian Trolls

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Diet culture starts to ramp up around Thanksgiving, bringing anxiety to not gain weight and change our habits in the new year. Here & Now's Tonya Mosley talks with author and fat studies scholar Virgie Tovar about the misogynistic and capitalist underpinnings of fatphobia and how to survive diet culture during the holidays. And, many of those inspirational messages you see during the holidays may be an attempt by Russia to sow discord among Americans ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. Darren Linvill and Patrick Warren, two associate professors at Clemson ...

Nov 27 2019

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Airport USB Port Warning; Erin Morgenstern On 'The Starless Sea'

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As we gear up for holiday travel, cybersecurity experts advise us away from USB charging ports in airports and other public spaces, which could steal data from an unlocked device or even install malware. But Engin Kirda, professor of computer science at Northeastern University, says it's easy to take precautions. Also, host Robin Young speaks with Erin Morgenstern about her new novel "The Starless Sea." Morgenstern is also the best selling author of "The Night Circus."

Nov 26 2019

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Impeachment Inquiry Latest; Prince Memoir 'The Beautiful Ones'

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Four White House officials declined to appear for closed-door depositions on Capitol Hill Monday in the impeachment inquiry. Among them is John Eisenberg, the top lawyer on the National Security Council. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe joins us to discuss the latest from Washington. And, author Dan Piepenbring talks about working with Prince on the musician's memoir, "The Beautiful Ones." Piepenbring finished the book from archival material and Prince's writings after the rock star's death in 2016.

Nov 04 2019

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High Schoolers Talk Trump And 2020; Fed Meets On Climate Change

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What are high schoolers saying about the impeachment inquiry and the 2020 election? We hear from three new and soon-to-be voters at Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City. Also, for the first time ever, the Federal Reserve is meeting on climate change. The conference is already so overcrowded a special webcast has been set up to meet demand. We get the latest from Bloomberg's Mike Regan.

Nov 08 2019

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Dallas' Dark KKK History; Squash Your Brussels Sprouts Doubt

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Historian Michael Phillips at Collin College outside of Dallas recalls a period in the city's history when the Ku Klux Klan dominated civic life. He says it was a dark chapter that Dallas has never fully examined. Also, 'tis the season for Brussels sprouts. They are highly adaptable — perfect to sautée, fry, roast, pickle, or thinly slice and eat raw in salads. Chef Kathy Gunst shares three recipes that show their range.

Nov 06 2019

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A$AP Rocky's Congressional Name Drop; Children Criminally Charged As Adults

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The name A$AP Rocky, a rapper whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was repeatedly mentioned in this week's public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry. Slate reporter Aaron Mak explains why. Also, In Mississippi, 5,000 children have been criminally charged as adults for crimes they've committed over the past 25 years. Three out of four of those children were black, according to reporting from Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

Nov 22 2019

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Hundreds Of Oklahoma Inmates Freed; Apollonia Poilâne's New Cookbook

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When Apollonia Poilâne was 18 years old, she took over her father's world-renowned bakery within hours of learning he and her mother were killed in a helicopter accident. Poilâne joins us to discuss her new cookbook and legacy. And, hundreds of inmates in Oklahoma were freed Monday morning in the country's largest single-day commutation. Steve Bickley, executive director of the state's Pardon and Parole Board, joins us to discuss the release.

Nov 05 2019

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Phasing Out Coal In Germany; Thanksgiving Questions Answered

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We asked for your toughest Thanksgiving questions. Now, resident Chef Kathy Gunst is back with delicious tips, tricks and dairy-free recipes for the upcoming holiday. Also, Germany is one of the world's largest coal consumers. There's an effort to close the country's coal-fired power plants as part of a goal to be emissions neutral by 2050. Host Robin Young speaks with a German professor of energy and sustainability.

Nov 25 2019

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How Mercenaries Are Used; German Far-Right Extremism

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Private military contractors have been involved in modern conflicts from the Middle East to Africa. A former military contractor explains how mercenaries are used and what impact they can have on warfare. Also, Germany is looking for ways to stop the rise of far-right extremism. A member of the German Parliament responds.

Nov 15 2019

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New Prince Phillip Talks 'The Crown'; Ski Resorts Entice Workers

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Tobias Menzies takes over the role of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in season three of the Netflix show "The Crown." We talk with him about the news season that premieres this Sunday. Also, there's already some snow on the ground in Vermont, which means the state is gearing up for ski season. Vermont Public Radio's Henry Epp reports that some resorts are offering generous benefits, even for entry-level positions like lift operators and parking attendants.

Nov 14 2019

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Black Voters Take Center Stage In Democratic Debate; Podcast On Prison Life

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Podcasts have opened up the world of prison life to the public. In Colorado, people serving time are producing one that tackles the complexity of life behind bars. Colorado Public Radio's Stephanie Wolf reports. Also, in Wednesday's Democratic debate, one of the key issues discussed and squabbled over by candidates was the party and their personal ability to connect with black voters. We look at the significance of securing the black vote in the 2020 election.

Nov 21 2019

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One Mom's Path To Advocacy For Trans Son; Vegas Bans Homeless Camping

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At a young age, the child Mimi Lemay thought was her middle daughter was showing signs of depression and declaring "I am a boy." Her poignant new memoir tells the story of giving their 5-year-old child the choice to live as a boy. Also, the Las Vegas city council recently voted to approve a controversial ban on homeless camping. The rule means people cannot legally sleep on the streets in the downtown area if there are shelter beds available.

Nov 07 2019

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Kanye West's Gospel Crossover; China's Singles Day Retail Record

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Kanye West's new gospel album "Jesus Is King" is making history on the Billboard charts, but former music executive Naima Cochrane writes that West isn't the first hip-hop artist to go gospel. And, Chinese online retailer Alibaba recorded a record $31 billion in sales on Singles Day. The Chinese holiday was created by students in the 1990s as an alternative to Valentine's Day.

Nov 11 2019

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Apple Removes Vaping Apps; Gannett And GateHouse Media Merge

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Apple has taken down nearly 200 apps related to vaping, citing "a public health crisis and a youth epidemic." The move raises questions about how Apple decides what is allowed in the App Store, and what is not. Host Tonya Mosley talks with Kara Swisher, editor-at-large at Recode. Also, Gannett and GateHouse Media have agreed to merge in a deal aimed at cutting costs and pursuing a digital transformation. We talk with media analyst John Carroll about the new deal.

Nov 19 2019

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Meet Billie Eilish's Brother; Restaurants Sour On GrubHub, Uber Eats

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Finneas O'Connell has produced all of his sister Billie Eilish's music. Now fresh of his first solo tour, he talks with us about synesthesia, his need for control and what it feels like to step out on his own. Also, there are reports that some restaurant owners are growing resentful of the fees companies like GrubHub and Uber Eats charge them to list and deliver their food to customers.

Nov 05 2019

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Coral Reef Bleaching In Hawaii; Dog Aging Project

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Record-breaking temperatures in Hawaii this past summer may lead to unprecedented coral bleaching. It's caused by changes in water temperature, light or nutrients and it can kill coral. Scientists on an island in Oahu are taking underwater photos to create a one-of-a-kind, time-lapsed documentation of bleaching. And, the Dog Aging Project is seeking canine participants in what could be the largest study on aging ever conducted. The goal is to discover more about human aging by studying dogs, which share many of the same genetic markers with humans.

Nov 18 2019

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Dollar General Plans Expansion; Report On Russia Investigation

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Despite the hot economy, Dollar General continues to thrive due to a loyal customer base and an expansion strategy focused on rural areas that lack other retail options. We're joined by Jill Schlesinger, a business analyst for CBS News. Also, a report is expected to be released on Monday about the origin of the Russia investigation into the Trump administration. Host Tonya Mosley speaks with NPR's Ryan Lucas.

Dec 09 2019

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Remembering Caroll Spinney; How To Be An Adult Classes

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Puppeteer Caroll Spinney died Sunday at the age of 85. For almost half a century Spinney played both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street." We revisit Robin Young's conversation with Spinney from 2003. Also, many young people are going to college without the basic tools to be an adult. Now, some schools are offering "adulting" classes to fill the gap. Kansas News Service's Stephan Bisaha reports.

Dec 09 2019

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Hemp's First Year; The Jeremy Corbyn Phenomenon

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It's been nearly one year since Trump signed the 2018 farm bill, making it legal to grow industrial hemp in the U.S. for the first time in more than 50 years. Also, with just under a week to the U.K. elections, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party falls short in the polls behind Boris Johnson's Conservatives. Corbyn is the most unpopular opposition leader since the 1970s. Why despite the popularity of his ideas? We speak with a professor of British politics.

Dec 06 2019

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History Of Gentrification; Remembering Teen Transit Advocate Alejandra Agredo

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Gentrification has touched almost every major city in the U.S., often arriving hand-in-hand with the displacement of longtime residents. We speak with WNYC's Matthew Schuerman, author of "Newcomers: Gentrification And Its Discontents" about the history of gentrification and the role that race plays. Also, in Miami, public transit activists are remembering a leading young voice to their cause who tragically ended her own life last week after stepping in front of a train. Founder of the nonprofit Miani Riders Alliance, Alejandra Agredo was only 17. We speak with the ...

Dec 06 2019

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A Budget-Friendly Holiday Meal; Utah's Affordable Housing Crisis

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If you're hosting a party this holiday season, Chef Kathy Gunst recommends impressing your guests with a festive meal of white bean and herb dip, lasagna and Prosecco poached pears with cranberries. This meal is totally satisfying, fully celebratory — and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Also, across the country, home prices are rising faster than the rate of wage growth. Utah is considering a plan to help people pay their rent, as the cost of housing in that state soars.

Dec 05 2019

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Pelosi Directs Impeachment Articles; Eddie Redmayne In 'The Aeronauts'

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that Democrats would begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. NPR's Tim Mak joins us for the latest on what this means and the White House response. And, Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne talks about his new film, "The Aeronauts," which tells the true story of scientist James Glaisher who in 1862 set out to break the altitude record in a gas balloon.

Dec 05 2019

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Trump Targets Trudeau At NATO; OxyContin Marketing Strategy

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Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "two-faced" after the Canadian leader was caught on video seeming to make fun of Trump at the NATO summit. Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Wilson Center, joins us to discuss. And, new documents obtained by our partners at STAT show that Purdue Pharma employees expressed concern over the company's marketing strategy for OxyContin. For more, we're joined by STAT reporter Casey Ross.

Dec 04 2019

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State Of The U.S. Economy; Why Airlines Cancel Flights

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Stocks tumbled, then partially rebounded, this week after once-promising trade talks with China stalled. Strong holiday spending has buoyed the economy while other lackluster indicators portend an uncertain future. NPR's Scott Horsley takes a close look at the economy. Also, we talk to Here & Now's transportation analyst Seth Kaplan about the "tarmac rule," a regulation that has unintentionally led to an increased number of flight cancellations.

Dec 04 2019

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Google Restricts Political Ads; Karamo Brown's 'I Am Perfectly Designed'

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Google is no longer allowing political campaigns to target specific people with their ads ahead of the 2020 election. For more on the change, we're joined by Vox reporter Emily Stewart. And, Queer Eye's Karamo Brown is kicking off a holiday fundraiser aimed at increasing access to diverse children's books. He joins us to discuss the program and his new children's book that he co-authored with his son, "I Am Perfectly Designed."

Dec 03 2019

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Brett Kavanaugh's 'Supreme Ambition'; Environmental Cost Of Fast Fashion

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation was a bruising and dramatic partisan battle. In Ruth Marcus' new book, she describes how Kavanaugh ended up as the nominee when Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. Also, the rise of cheaply-produced clothing is adding to the global carbon footprint. About 60% of synthetic fabrics are made from fossil fuels.

Dec 03 2019

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The Perils Of Animals Caught In Storms; Trisha Yearwood's 'Every Girl'

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As storms disrupt travel plans for millions of Americans after Thanksgiving, we take a look at how our furry (and scaly) friends react to storms, natural disasters and climate change with Steve Rinella, host of the Netflix show "MeatEater." And, Grammy-winning country star Trisha Yearwood talks about her new album, "Every Girl."

Dec 02 2019

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Why Child Care Costs So Much; Rape Kit Testing Backlog

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American parents spend an average of $16,000 on child care annually, according to Brookings Institution research in 2017. We speak with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about why child care costs are so high. Also, Washington state has vowed to speed up the testing of rape kit evidence. But after the testing, the backlog moves downstream to the police and courts. KUOW's Anna Boiko-Weyrauch has the report.

Dec 02 2019

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World Is Getting Windier; How Much Should You Spend On Holiday Shopping?

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The world is getting windier, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed decades of weather data and determined global wind speeds have risen dramatically over the past 10 years. The study says windfarm operators are likely to benefit from the uptick in wind speeds since faster wind means more efficient wind turbines. Also, host Jeremy Hobson talks to personal finance guru Jill Schlesinger about how much should you spend this holiday season and other personal finance tips.

Nov 29 2019

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Gardening Tips For Fall And Winter; Improving Care For Older Adults

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If you find yourself hanging around the house this holiday weekend, it might be a good time to catch up on chores around the garden. Host Jeremy Hobson gets some fall and winter garden tips from Debra Knapke, a garden consultant in Columbus, Ohio. Also, in 2018, people over 65 made about 20 million visits to hospital emergency rooms. But few medical professionals are trained to meet the needs of older adults. There are efforts to change that, Kathy Ritchie of KJZZ reports.

Nov 28 2019

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A Community Lends A Hand; Thanksgiving Visit To The Snow Geese

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Sometimes life takes unexpected turns. That was the case for Lynn Schutzman who, despite an abusive childhood, became a pharmacist and had a happy marriage. But a string of disasters left her on her own and homeless. Then, her community stepped in. Yasmin Amer of WBUR's Kind World reports. Also, we revisit host Robin Young's expedition to see the snow geese in Vermont with her late uncle Lachlan Maclachlan Field.

Nov 28 2019

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Thanksgiving Diet Culture; How To Spot Russian Trolls

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Diet culture starts to ramp up around Thanksgiving, bringing anxiety to not gain weight and change our habits in the new year. Here & Now's Tonya Mosley talks with author and fat studies scholar Virgie Tovar about the misogynistic and capitalist underpinnings of fatphobia and how to survive diet culture during the holidays. And, many of those inspirational messages you see during the holidays may be an attempt by Russia to sow discord among Americans ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. Darren Linvill and Patrick Warren, two associate professors at Clemson ...

Nov 27 2019

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Domestic Abuse And Technology; Composer Louise Farrenc's 3rd Symphony

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Domestic abusers are using in-home technology and smart-home apps to do everything from watching their victims to stopping and starting their cars. We talk with a researcher about the intersection between intimate partner violence and digital technology. Also, WQXR music writer Fran Hoepfner joins host Robin Young to talk about the daring third symphony of Louise Farrenc — a 19th-century French composer who made her mark then but is little known now.

Nov 27 2019

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Airport USB Port Warning; Erin Morgenstern On 'The Starless Sea'

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As we gear up for holiday travel, cybersecurity experts advise us away from USB charging ports in airports and other public spaces, which could steal data from an unlocked device or even install malware. But Engin Kirda, professor of computer science at Northeastern University, says it's easy to take precautions. Also, host Robin Young speaks with Erin Morgenstern about her new novel "The Starless Sea." Morgenstern is also the best selling author of "The Night Circus."

Nov 26 2019

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Journalist Anthony Shadid's Legacy; Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Travel

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Two time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid was perhaps the most admired of his day. He died of a fatal asthma attack in the middle of the Syrian Civil War. Now, journalist Rami Khouri is teaching a course on the writings of Shadid at Harvard. Also, a snow system the Weather Channel has dubbed "Winter Storm Dorothy" has already dumped a foot of snow on the Rocky Mountains and is heading East.

Nov 26 2019

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Phasing Out Coal In Germany; Thanksgiving Questions Answered

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We asked for your toughest Thanksgiving questions. Now, resident Chef Kathy Gunst is back with delicious tips, tricks and dairy-free recipes for the upcoming holiday. Also, Germany is one of the world's largest coal consumers. There's an effort to close the country's coal-fired power plants as part of a goal to be emissions neutral by 2050. Host Robin Young speaks with a German professor of energy and sustainability.

Nov 25 2019

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