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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

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

iTunes Ratings

473 Ratings
Average Ratings
293
72
41
35
32

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

Latest release on Oct 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Real-Life Horror Stories In 'Spooked' Podcast; Police At Polling Stations

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Glynn Washington, host of WNYC's "Spooked" podcast, joins us to talk about his real-life paranormal experience as well as other stories that appear on the show. Also, Sean Morales-Doyle, deputy director of the Brennan Center, explains why some states require police at polling stations. While police presence makes some voters feel safer, others say they feel intimidated.

Oct 27 2020

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Rank #2: Discovery Of Tulsa Massacre Victim Graves; Wisconsin's COVID-19 Surge

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It's been nearly 100 years since the Tulsa massacres — where as many as 300 Black Tulsa residents were killed. Now, an archaeological dig at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Tusla has unearthed a dozen victims' coffins. Brenda Alford, whose grandparents were survivors of the massacre, joins us. And, COVID-19 cases are surging in Wisconsin. We talk to an emergency physician there.

Oct 27 2020

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Rank #3: Amazon Workers Demand Time Off To Vote; Mental Health Crisis

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Amazon warehouse workers are threatening to walk off the job this week unless the company gives all its employees paid time off to vote. They are part of a broader push this year for employers to make it easier for Americans to cast their ballots. Also, the American Psychological Association's newest report says the U.S. is "facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come." We talk to one of the report's authors about mental health in America.

Oct 26 2020

41mins

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Rank #4: Luke James On 'To Feel Love/d'; Matthew McConaughey Pens 'Greenlights'

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Singer and actor Luke James joins us to talk about his latest album, "To Feel Love/d," and what it means to make music during these turbulent times in US history. And, Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey talks about his new book "Greenlights."

Oct 26 2020

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Rank #5: Zimbabwean Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono; Pennsylvania Voters

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Hopewell Chin'ono is a Zimbabwean journalist who was jailed earlier this year for reporting on corruption in Zimbabwe. Out on bail now, he speaks to us about his experience. And, three voters in northeast Pennsylvania react to Thursday night's debate and share their thoughts on the candidates, issues and the election thus far.

Oct 23 2020

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Rank #6: Pedaling Across The Great Divide; Local Bookstores Struggle To Survive

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Nate Hegyi, host of the new podcast "Facing West," pedaled 800 miles on his bike, from Montana through Idaho and Wyoming to Colorado, listening to Americans ahead of the election. He talks about his journey. Also, Amazon has squeezed out small, local book retailers that can't compete. But for Kalima DeSuze, owner of Cafe Con Libros in Brooklyn, the competition and the pandemic are challenges she's willing to face to keep her community-focused bookstore open.

Oct 23 2020

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Rank #7: Higher Education Challenges; Colorado Wildfire Quadruples Overnight

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Ohio Wesleyan University's president speaks with us about what the spring semester will look like amid the pandemic, and why the university is undergoing a round of belt-tightening. Also, the East Troublesome Fire in Grand County, Colorado, exploded in size Wednesday night, prompting mandatory evacuation orders for the town of Grand Lake. Colorado Public Radio's Michael Elizabeth Sakas has the latest.

Oct 22 2020

41mins

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Rank #8: Theodore Roosevelt's Wilderness; COVID-19 Hits Family Farm

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By the time he left the presidency, Theodore Roosevelt had saved an unprecedented 230 million acres of American land. A new book traces and deconstructs the positive and negative aspects of his crusading environmental leadership. We speak with the author. And, Denise Price of Louisville, Kentucky, says that she and several of her family members contracted COVID-19 in August and have since recovered. But her father unfortunately did not. We speak with Price about the experience.

Oct 22 2020

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Rank #9: COVID-19 Surge In Wisconsin; Atlanta Home Equity Theft

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers warned Tuesday that the state's "economy is going to tank" if COVID-19 cases continue to surge. There were 1,192 coronavirus patients hospitalized across the state on Tuesday, a record high. We hear from Dr. Nasia Safdar in Madison. Also, unscrupulous investors are preying on Black homeowners in gentrifying Atlanta. As Stephannie Stokes of WABE reports, that's led to devastating consequences for some low-income owners who are cash poor but equity rich.

Oct 21 2020

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Rank #10: Ballot Measures In 32 States; A Rare Bird That's Male And Female

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Voters in 32 states will decide on ballot measures in this election. They include recreational marijuana legalization, election reform, tax policy and flag design. We talk about what's on the ballot this year with Josh Altic of Ballotpedia. And, researchers in Pennsylvania recently saw a rose-breasted grosbeak that was male on one side and female on the other. Kara Holsopple of The Allegheny Front reports.

Oct 21 2020

42mins

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