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Here and Now has been serving me for years and always manage to make the news fascinating.

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

iTunes Ratings

425 Ratings
Average Ratings
257
65
41
33
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.
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Here & Now

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Roger Stone Sentencing Fallout; Architecture And Federal Buildings

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Attorney General William Barr agreed to testify in the House next month after furor over the sentencing of President Trump ally Roger Stone. Democrats have accused Barr of using the Justice Department to do Trump's bidding. And, some architects are criticizing reports of a draft executive order requiring most new federal buildings to be designed in the classical style. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin explains why federal rules on style are bad for democracy.

Feb 13 2020

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Rank #2: Trump Floats Entitlement Cuts; Wetlands Protection Rollbacks

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Trump floated possible budget cuts to social programs in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. NPR's Jim Zarroli discusses the implications of those statements and what cuts to benefit programs, including Social Security, would mean. And, the Trump administration is rolling back federal protections for the nation's waterways, which could have a huge impact on more than half of the nation's wetlands.

Jan 24 2020

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Rank #3: Counting Calories To Lose Weight; Coronavirus Impacts Airlines

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What if we've got it all wrong, and counting calories is not the way to lose weight? That could be the case and according to one Economist writer, "it's time to bury the world's most misleading measure." Also, as the number of deaths from the coronavirus in China rises to 17, the new outbreak is impacting airline travel.

Jan 22 2020

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Rank #4: Americans Agree Health Care Needs Fixing; Congress Presses NCAA On Paying Athletes

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Americans are divided on lots of issues. But a new survey shows that people across partisan lines agree that the U.S. health care system needs fixing. Christine Herman of Side Effects Public Media and America Amplified reports. Also, Congress is stepping into the debate over compensating college athletes. Sports analyst Mike Pesca has the latest on lawmakers pressing the NCAA to move quickly.

Feb 13 2020

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Rank #5: N.H. Democratic Primary; American Airlines Suspends Flights To China

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Democratic strategist Bill Press and Republican strategist Alice Stewart join us to discuss the results of Tuesday night's New Hampshire presidential primary. And, American Airlines has suspended direct flights to China and Hong Kong through the end of April due to the spread of COVID-19. Several other airlines have also suspended flights from major U.S. hubs to China.

Feb 12 2020

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Rank #6: 100 Years After Prohibition; Arizona Utility Sets Carbon Free Goal

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It's been 100 years since the end of Prohibition. We look back at the 13-year-ban on alcohol and how it shaped American drinking culture with William Rorabaugh, author of "Prohibition: A Concise History." Also, Arizona Public Service, the state's largest utility company, recently announced plans to be carbon free by 2050. Host Peter O'Dowd speaks with APS CEO Jeff Guldner about how the company plans to reach its goals.

Feb 07 2020

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Rank #7: Wearing Face Masks To Prevent Coronavirus; Finneas Wins 5 Grammys

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Since the coronavirus outbreak started in China, people in disposable face masks have become a defining image of the outbreak. We talk with an infectious disease expert about whether face masks make a difference. Also, Finneas O'Connell has produced all of his sister Billie Eilish's music. We revisit our conversation with him about synesthesia, his need for control and what it feels like to step out on his own.

Jan 28 2020

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Rank #8: Iowa's App Problems; 'Brain Drain' At The Department Of Agriculture

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Iowa's state Democratic party said there were inconsistencies in precinct results from Monday night's caucuses. A technical glitch with a new app to report results appears to be at the root of the problem. Also, we talk to a historian at Rutgers about the USDA's Economic Research Service and how the Trump administration's decision to move the ERS last year resulted in about 60% of its employees quitting.

Feb 04 2020

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Rank #9: Airbnb CEO On IPO Plans; New Particle Accelerator In New York

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Airbnb was valued at $31 billion in its last funding round in 2017 and said last year it plans to go public in 2020. We speak with the company's co-founder and CEO. Also, the U.S. could soon have its first new particle collider in decades. Last month, the Department of Energy announced Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, will be home to The Electron-Ion Collider.

Feb 12 2020

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Rank #10: Election Security Ahead Of 2020; New Hampshire Primary Poll

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Election security experts say a wider range of aggressors could interfere in the 2020 election. NPR election security editor Phil Ewing joins us to discuss how federal and state governments are working to combat election interference. And, a new poll shows Bernie Sanders peaking ahead of the New Hampshire primary. WBUR's Anthony Brooks reports.

Jan 23 2020

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Rank #11: Guns In New Hampshire; African Countries Prepare For Coronavirus

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The issue of guns — whether to protect our right to have them or protect ourselves from them — remains a divisive one in the United States. On New Hampshire's primary day, we check in with Josh Rogers about the importance of guns to voters and the state's recent attempts to enact new, stricter laws. Also, fears are mounting in Africa around coronavirus, where there has yet to be one confirmed case. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with the head of the emergency response for the World Health Organization in Africa, about ...

Feb 11 2020

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Rank #12: Latest From Iowa; Coronavirus Impacts On China's Economy

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The Iowa caucuses are just a few days away, and many of the Democratic presidential candidates are stuck in Washington for the impeachment trial of President Trump. Iowa Public Radio lead political reporter Clay Masters joins us to discuss the latest from the campaign trail. And the spread of coronavirus in China is shutting down cities, shops and factories, and disrupting travel, business and manufacturing. For more on the economic impacts of the virus, we're joined by MSNBC anchor and correspondent Ali Velshi.

Jan 30 2020

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Rank #13: Helping Black Smokers Quit; Art Galleries Opening Restaurants

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As vaping news makes headlines, black smokers in Cleveland still struggle to quit cigarettes. Ideastream's Anne Glausser reports on a texting program that might help some of those smokers. Also, art galleries are opening their own restaurants. What does that tell us about the art market? We talk to an expert about this relatively new phenomenon.

Feb 10 2020

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Rank #14: Body Temperature Changes; Coronavirus Stirs Sinophobia

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You may not be as hot as you think. Scientists now say the normal human body temperature is 97.5 degrees, slightly cooler than the once-accepted 98.6 degrees. Also, as quickly as the new coronavirus is spreading globally, so is anti-China sentiment. Some restaurants and bars in Italy are turning away Chinese customers and a recent issue of a German weekly news magazine featured a headline on its cover that read "Coronavirus. Made in China."

Feb 05 2020

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