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I listen every day. Love it that it is in podcast format.

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444 Ratings
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272
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34
29

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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Rank #1: Coronavirus Reveals Inter-Generational Conflict; Challenges Truckers Face Due To COVID-19

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There's been an outcry on social media: Millenials don't think their boomer parents are taking warnings about coronavirus seriously enough. NPR's Ina Jaffe profiles a father and daughter. Also, we talk to John Lex, a truck driver for Walmart, about some of the challenges he is facing on the road due to the coronavirus, and the newfound respect he feels truckers are finally earning.

Mar 27 2020

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Rank #2: Is It Safe To Go Outside?; Grocery Store Workers On Front Lines For Coronavirus Pandemic

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Parents know how important being outdoors is for their kids. But how safe is it for people to be outside right now? Dr. Anita McElroy has answers. Plus, grocery store employees are some of the workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic — putting their health at risk to keep store shelves stocked and grocery carts full. Noah Glick from KUNR talked to some store workers in Reno, Nevada.

Mar 25 2020

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Rank #3: Unemployment Claims Skyrocket; Staying Connected To Loved Ones

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Nearly 3.3 million people filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus pandemic brought many industries to a standstill. We get an expert view from Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton LLP. Also, so many people are worried about family and loved ones right now. WBUR's Anthony Brooks's mother, Esther Brooks, is in Italy — one of the hot spots of the global pandemic.

Mar 26 2020

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Rank #4: Spring Break And Coronavirus; Women Outnumber Men In Non-Farm Payroll Jobs

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Colleges, universities and boarding schools are trying to figure out how to best manage student travel for upcoming spring breaks. We talk to Brad Seifers, who handles emergency management at Indiana University, which is going on spring break. Also, since December, women have held slightly more non-farm payroll jobs than men. It's only the second time in history this has happened. Professor Betsey Stevenson talks about the changing workforce.

Mar 06 2020

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Rank #5: How Did Bloomberg Get His Riches?; Alaska Copper Mine Threatens Fishing

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Michael Bloomberg is using part of his $65 billion fortune to run for president. He started making his money betting on the power and future of computers. As NPR's Jim Zarroli reports, it transformed Wall Street. Also, a long-time battle against a proposed copper mine in southwestern Alaska has divided communities. As KUOW's John Ryan reports, the potential move has locals split on what's best for the sockeye salmon ecosystem.

Mar 03 2020

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Rank #6: Super Tuesday Results Narrow Democratic Race; COVID-19 Affects Airlines

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Joe Biden won Super Tuesday primaries in nine of 14 states, including delegate-rich Texas, while Bernie Sanders won just four of those states, but picked up California. Michael Bloomberg quit the presidential race after winning only American Samoa. And, there are signs that Chinese airlines may be rebounding after canceling thousands of flights due to coronavirus. Here & Now transportation analyst Seth Kaplan joins us to talk about the toll the outbreak is taking on airlines.

Mar 04 2020

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Rank #7: 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' Star; Lincoln's 2nd Inauguration

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New show "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" airs Sunday nights on NBC. Host Robin Young speaks with creator Austin Winsberg and star Jane Levy. Also, on March 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln tried to bind up the nation's wounds after four years of bloody civil war in his Second Inaugural Address. Edward Achorn's new book "Every Drop Of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln" looks back at what Lincoln said that day and the other historical figures were there.

Mar 05 2020

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Rank #8: Making Face Masks Is Surprising Difficult; Movie Recommendations

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A pandemic of a novel coronavirus is causing a global shortage of masks. It turns out that a simple face mask is surprisingly hard to make. NPR's Emily Feng reports. And John Horn, host of the KPCC show 'The Frame," joins host Tonya Mosley to share his film favorites for folks looking for something to stream.

Mar 19 2020

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Rank #9: Faux-mencement Ceremonies For College Seniors; FCC Chair On Expanding Internet Access

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At a few colleges, the answer to closed campuses has been the 'faux-memcement' — a quickly cobbled together ceremony, where garbage bags take the place of gowns, but the emotions and the sentiment are real. We talk to a senior at Olin College in Massachusetts and the dean of faculty. Also, access to broadband internet connection is vital for most Americans. Host Jeremy Hobson talks to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai about how to shrink the digital divide during the pandemic.

Mar 20 2020

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Rank #10: Marc Rebillet's Viral Musical Performances; History Of Pandemics

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Host Tonya Mosley talks with musical artist and social media sensation Marc Rebillet about his creative process and how his growing fanbase influences in the music he makes. Also, as the world reacts to the coronavirus, we take a look back at the history of pandemics and epidemics — beginning with the devastating Black Plague, through the HIV/AIDs epidemic.

Mar 09 2020

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Rank #11: Is Trump Listening To His Scientists?; Birdwatching While Social Distancing

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Washington Post's Yasmeen Abutaleb joins us to discuss concerns that Trump is sidelining his scientific advisers during the coronavirus crisis. Also, cooped up at home? Try birdwatching! Houston Audubon ornithologist Richard Gibbons reminds us that many birds migrating this week, many who are experiencing "zugunruhe," a German word meaning migratory restlessness. So are all of us, it seems.

Mar 25 2020

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Rank #12: Good Food For Hard Times; New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy On COVID-19

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the state's residents to stay home, except for essential trips, in order to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. He joins us to discuss how he plans to enforce the order. And, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares some recipes for cooking at home while isolated.

Mar 23 2020

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Rank #13: JetBlue CEO On Combating Coronavirus; Italian Hospitals Overwhelmed

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JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes joins us to discuss the impact of the spread of the coronavirus on the airline industry and what steps the company is taking to overcome this latest challenge. And, with more than 10,000 cases, Italy has been hit harder by coronavirus than any country but China. Doctors in the country's northern provinces say that hospitals are overwhelmed.

Mar 11 2020

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Rank #14: China Expels U.S. Journalists; COVID-19 Military Preparedness

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Dr. Jonathan Woodson, former assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, joins us, to discuss how the U.S. military is keeping its forces safe overseas and the role it could play in keeping Americans safe at home. And, at least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. NPR's Jackie Northam joins us with the latest.

Mar 18 2020

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Rank #15: Jesse Eisenberg's 2 New Films; Amazon Employees Call For Coronavirus Protections

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Actor Jesse Eisenberg has two films coming on digital and video on demand on Friday: "Vivarium" and "Resistance." We speak to him about both movies opening during this turbulent time. Also, warehouse workers are calling on Amazon to do more to defend against the spread of coronavirus after the company confirmed its first case of COVID-19 at a warehouse in New York last week. We get the latest from Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Washington Post.

Mar 24 2020

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Hitchhiking Through America; Reports Of Domestic Violence Rise

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Jack Reid talks to us about a method of travel that was already fading, even before the pandemic. He's the author of "Roadside Americans: The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation." And, reports of domestic violence are rising during the pandemic, with the pervasive stay-at-home recommendations.

Apr 08 2020

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Music To Lift Your Spirits; Living With Disabilities During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Alice Wong, a disability activist living in San Francisco, helps us understand how her life has changed during the pandemic. She relies on caretakers and a noninvasive ventilator to live. Also, classical music journalist Fran Hoepfner joins us to discuss the music that lifts her spirit during the coronavirus crisis.

Apr 08 2020

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Ousted Navy Commander Controversy; Racial Inequality And COVID-19

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Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is facing calls to resign after he criticized now-ousted USS Theodore Roosevelt Commander Brett Crozier, who was removed from his post after raising concerns about the spread of the coronavirus on his ship. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman joins us to discuss the latest. And, Dr. Uché Blackstock, an urgent care doctor in clinics in Brooklyn, joins us to discuss why the coronavirus is disproportionately affecting black Americans.

Apr 07 2020

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Why Masks Are Effective; Passover And Easter Recipes

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The federal government now recommends that people wear masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic. Researcher Jeremy Howard joins us to discuss why he's been pushing for Americans to wear masks for weeks. And, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for Passover and Easter amid the pandemic.

Apr 06 2020

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Grieving During A Pandemic; Shakespeare And The Plague

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Every day, people are dying from COVID-19. They are our family members, our friends, our neighbors and community members. For most, there will be no traditional funerals, memorials or burials. So how do we begin to grieve and make sense of this new reality? Also, professor and author James Shapiro tells us how Shakespeare's life and works were shaped by waves of plague contagion, and how he kept working through it all.

Apr 06 2020

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New Orleans Health Director; Restarting The Economy After Coronavirus

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New Orleans has experienced a surge in new coronavirus cases, and the city expected to run out of hospital beds and ventilators in the coming days. Dr. Jennifer Avegno, director of the New Orleans Health Department, joins us to discuss the city's response. And, economist Mohamed El-Erian says restarting the economy after the coronavirus crisis won't be as easy as flicking a switch. He joins us to discuss what it will take to get the economy going again.

Apr 03 2020

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Covering The Kent State Shootings; Kansas Gov. On Coronavirus Preparation

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This May marks 50 years since an anti-war protest in Kent, Ohio, turned deadly. We speak with Robert Giles, the editor of the Akron Beacon Journal during the protest and author of the new book, "When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings 50 Years Later." Also, the coronavirus outbreak hasn't hit most rural areas as hard as urban populations. We talk to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly about how her state is preparing.

Apr 03 2020

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Cyber Dangers When Working From Home; Faith During A Pandemic

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Workers doing their jobs from home may be more vulnerable to hackers than in their offices. One risk factor is porn, a favorite tool of hackers. Porn traffic is up, while supervision is down. Also, writer Bruce Feiler joins us to talk about dealing with the fear and uncertainty of this moment.

Apr 02 2020

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Nurse Recovering From Coronavirus; Remembering Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis

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At least 45 employees in one of Louisville's biggest health care systems have tested positive for coronavirus. We speak with Shelley Urquhart, a pulmonary and critical-care nurse practitioner who contracted the virus despite wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment. Also, jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis passed away Wednesday at age 85. His son told The New York Times that the cause was complications from COVID-19.

Apr 02 2020

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Coronavirus Quarantine Playlist; Fashion Designer Makes Face Masks, Hospital Gowns

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Chris Douridas, a DJ at KCRW in Santa Monica, shares some timely hits from Willie Nelson to Diana Ross to help shake the quarantine blues away. Also, fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and his team are creating face masks and hospital gowns for health care workers fighting the coronavirus. We talk to Maxwell about creating protective wear amid the pandemic.

Apr 01 2020

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Researchers Project Coronavirus Deaths; Florida Update

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The White House presented data on Tuesday that projects at least 100,000 deaths due to the coronavirus if social distancing measures are continued through the summer. Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Mokdad, who was part of the team who compiled the data, joins us to discuss. And, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to resist calls for a statewide stay-at-home order as the state's coronavirus cases reach nearly 7,000. We get an update from WLRN's Caitie Switalski.

Apr 01 2020

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Atlanta Mayor On COVID-19; Hospital Cancel Elective Surgeries

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms provides an update on the situation in her city, which is under a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak. More than 100 people have died from COVID-19 across the state of Georgia. And, many hospitals are stopping elective surgeries amid the current pandemic. Dr. David Hoyt, executive director of the American College of Surgeons, talks about why canceling these surgeries is important.

Mar 31 2020

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Stranded Americans Overseas Amid Coronavirus; Florida Cruise Ships

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The more than 30,000 Americans still stranded overseas because of the coronavirus are getting frustrated as the State Department mounts an unprecedented effort to help get them home. WAMU's Daniella Cheslow reports. Also, more cruise ships are pleading for somewhere to port in Florida, but so far Gov. Ron DeSantis has denied their requests, saying the state's health care resources are already stretched thin. We speak with The Miami Herald's Taylor Dolven.

Mar 31 2020

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Book Recommendations For Social Distancing; Coronavirus And Addiction

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To help pass the time during social distancing, host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Petra Mayer of NPR Books about what she suggests we read while we're contained in Also, many Americans are feeling isolated these days as we stay home. But what impact is social distancing efforts having on people who are in addiction recovery? Vic Vela, host of new recovery podcast "Back From Broken," joins us to discuss.

Mar 30 2020

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Coronavirus Cripples Cattle Country; New Orleans Becomes Major COVID-19 Hotspot

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The cattle industry has its own name for an economic downturn: a wreck — and we are right in the middle of one. As the Texas Standard's Michael Marks reports, the coronavirus injected the cattle market with a big dose of uncertainty at just the wrong time. Also, Louisiana's overall death rate is on par with New York's, though the southern state faces unique challenges. WWNO's Patrick Madden talks to us about the latest in New Orleans.

Mar 30 2020

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Coronavirus Impact On Improv Theaters; Epidemiologist On COVID-19

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Comedy theaters are among the many entertainment outlets struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Charna Halpern, owner of The iO Theater in Chicago. Also, Dr. Larry Brilliant has been on the front lines in the fight against disease for decades. He shares his thoughts on COVID-19.

Mar 27 2020

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Coronavirus Reveals Inter-Generational Conflict; Challenges Truckers Face Due To COVID-19

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There's been an outcry on social media: Millenials don't think their boomer parents are taking warnings about coronavirus seriously enough. NPR's Ina Jaffe profiles a father and daughter. Also, we talk to John Lex, a truck driver for Walmart, about some of the challenges he is facing on the road due to the coronavirus, and the newfound respect he feels truckers are finally earning.

Mar 27 2020

42mins

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Unemployment Claims Skyrocket; Staying Connected To Loved Ones

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Nearly 3.3 million people filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus pandemic brought many industries to a standstill. We get an expert view from Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton LLP. Also, so many people are worried about family and loved ones right now. WBUR's Anthony Brooks's mother, Esther Brooks, is in Italy — one of the hot spots of the global pandemic.

Mar 26 2020

43mins

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's #SongsOfComfort; Vaping And Coronavirus

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Host Robin Young speaks with cellist Yo-Yo Ma about the music he's been tweeting using the hashtag #SongsOfComfort. Also, some physicians are speculating that vaping could make some young people more susceptible to the worst COVID-19 complications. Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Dr. Humberto Choi joins us to talk about the issue.

Mar 26 2020

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Is It Safe To Go Outside?; Grocery Store Workers On Front Lines For Coronavirus Pandemic

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Parents know how important being outdoors is for their kids. But how safe is it for people to be outside right now? Dr. Anita McElroy has answers. Plus, grocery store employees are some of the workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic — putting their health at risk to keep store shelves stocked and grocery carts full. Noah Glick from KUNR talked to some store workers in Reno, Nevada.

Mar 25 2020

42mins

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iTunes Ratings

444 Ratings
Average Ratings
272
68
41
34
29

The Best of the Best

By Random Person2019 - Nov 21 2019
Read more
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
Read more
I listen every day. Love it that it is in podcast format.