Here and Now http://wnpr.org en DJ Sessions: Yesterday's Covers, From 'Hound Dog' To 'The Twist' http://wnpr.org/post/dj-sessions-yesterdays-covers-hound-dog-twist DJ <strong>Paul Ray</strong>, host of the rhythm and blues show &#8220;Twine Time&#8221; on KUTX in Austin, joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson for the latest installment of DJ Sessions. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0000 editor 26192 at http://wnpr.org DJ Sessions: Yesterday's Covers, From 'Hound Dog' To 'The Twist' As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets http://wnpr.org/post/war-and-conflicts-proliferate-children-become-unwary-victims-and-targets With political, military, economic and religious strife proliferating globally, children are increasingly turning up in the headlines.<p>And while kids have always suffered during the turmoils of war and crisis, there&#8217;s a sense internationally that the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.<p>&#8220;More than ever, children are in the firing line,&#8221; <strong>Jacqueline Bhabha</strong>, a professor of human rights at Harvard University told <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0000 Peter Balonon-Rosen 26193 at http://wnpr.org As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets Argentina Scrambles To Avoid Default http://wnpr.org/post/argentina-scrambles-avoid-default An American judge has ordered Argentina to make debt payments of $1.5 billion to American creditors. But time is running out.<p>If Argentina doesn’t pay the U.S. hedge funds by midnight, it will default on its bond payments for the second time in 13 years. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0000 editor 26194 at http://wnpr.org Argentina Scrambles To Avoid Default Music From The Show http://wnpr.org/post/music-show-1 Gold Panda, &#8220;An Iceberg Hurled Northward&#8221;<p>Micah Blue Smaldone, &#8220;Heavy Bottle&#8221;<p>Obfusc, &#8220;Sounds From Shattered Seashells&#8221;<p>The Cure, &#8220;Close To Me&#8221;<p>Broken Social Scene, &#8220;Guilty Cubicle&#8221;<p>Isotope 217, &#8220;La Jete&#8221;<p>Women, &#8220;Heat Distraction&#8221;<p>Todd Terje, &#8220;Delorean Dynamite&#8221;<p>Dirty Gold, &#8220;California Sunrise&#8221;<p>Mux Mool, &#8220;Night Court&#8221;<p>Tycho, &#8220;Hours&#8221;<p>Corkbush Field Mutiny, &#8220;MAELSTROM&#8221;<p>Wife, &#8220;Bodies&#8221;<p>Wild Nothing, This Chain Won&#821 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 editor 26089 at http://wnpr.org Bill Nye, The Go-To Guy On Climate Change http://wnpr.org/post/bill-nye-go-guy-climate-change <strong>Bill Nye</strong> first learned to talk to audiences through his &#8217;90s TV show &#8220;Bill Nye the Science Guy,&#8221; where he made science topics fun and accessible to kids. But now, as CEO of The Planetary Society, he speaks to a different audience.<p>Nye has appeared on numerous news programs to talk about climate change. He&#8217;s a proponent of immediate action to reduce the damage that has been done to the atmosphere.<p>However, Nye often draws criticism from those who believe that his approach is alarmist or bullying. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 editor 26090 at http://wnpr.org Bill Nye, The Go-To Guy On Climate Change Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam' http://wnpr.org/post/boehner-calls-impeachment-talk-democratic-scam House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House.<p>Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November&#8217;s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote.<p>Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes steps to end deportations of large numbers of immigrants here illegally, as the White House is contemplating. Other Republicans, including former Alaska Gov. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26091 at http://wnpr.org Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From 'And So It Goes' To 'Princess Bride' http://wnpr.org/post/rob-reiner-reflects-making-movies-and-so-it-goes-princess-bride Whether as an actor in the classic 1970s show &#8220;All in The Family,&#8221; or as the director of films such as &#8220;When Harry Met Sally,&#8221; &#8220;This is Spinal Tap&#8221; and &#8220;The Princess Bride,&#8221; <strong>Rob Reiner</strong> has been making people laugh for decades.<p>His latest film is the romantic comedy &#8220;And So It Goes,&#8221; a sort of &#8220;When Harry Met Sally&#8221; for the senior citizen set starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.<p>Reiner said in his romantic comedies he explores what he&#8217;s come to know about the relationships between women and Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:26:00 +0000 editor 26033 at http://wnpr.org Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From 'And So It Goes' To 'Princess Bride' Are House Calls Making A Comeback? http://wnpr.org/post/are-house-calls-making-comeback Long ago, doctors visited the sick instead of the other way around. In our modern era of crowded waiting rooms, it&#8217;s hard to believe there ever was another way. Yet, this may soon change.<p>Due to a growing older population and rising medical costs, the doctor home visit is getting a second look. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 26034 at http://wnpr.org Are House Calls Making A Comeback? Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar http://wnpr.org/post/big-money-dollar-trees-acquisition-family-dollar In an $8.5 billion deal, Dollar Tree has agreed to acquire its rival discount chain, Family Dollar. What does this mean for Dollar General? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 26035 at http://wnpr.org Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows http://wnpr.org/post/market-basket-store-shelves-empty-online-presence-grows It&#8217;s been a big week for Market Basket.<p>For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful &#8212; despite deep divisions at the top &#8212; you just have to go online. From our own WBUR to <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/traceylynneg/mind-blowing-pictures-of-empty-shelves-as-employee-uzsz" target="_blank">Buzzfeed</a>, countless publications are writing about the New England grocery store chain&#8217;s ongoing employee protests and resulting empty shelves.<p>But in this case, the curious now have another potential source for information on the comp Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 25916 at http://wnpr.org As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes http://wnpr.org/post/market-basket-employees-protest-labor-changes At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes &#8212; but it&#8217;s not what you&#8217;re expecting. Market Basket&#8217;s 25,000 employees don&#8217;t have a problem with their own working conditions. Rather, they want ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas put back in his position.<p>In 1994, Demoulas&#8217;s father fought his late brother&#8217;s heirs for control of the family business. Demoulas&#8217;s uncle&#8217;s heirs won a very slight majority stake of 50.5 percent. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 25917 at http://wnpr.org Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From http://wnpr.org/post/best-and-worst-companies-retire Bloomberg has ranked the best and worst companies to retire from, and some of the results are surprising: ConocoPhillips provides some of the most generous retirement benefits to employees, while Whole Foods and Facebook are ranked near the bottom.<p>Bloomberg&#8217;s <strong>Michael Regan</strong> joins <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain how the publication calculated the rankings.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-22/conocophillips-best-among-401-k-plans-with-facebook-last.html" target="_blank">See Bloo Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 25918 at http://wnpr.org The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern http://wnpr.org/post/veterans-say-suicide-their-top-concern It&#8217;s estimated that 22 military veterans commit suicide every day, but if you talk to people who are familiar with this issue, they&#8217;ll tell you the real number is probably higher. The latest statistics from the Pentagon show that suicides among active duty military are up slightly, compared to the same period last year. There have been 161 confirmed or suspected suicides so far in 2014. There were 154 by this time last year.<p>According to the Associated Press, suicides are up among Navy and Air Force personnel. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Alex Ashlock 25856 at http://wnpr.org Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes http://wnpr.org/post/you-might-call-story-sour-grapes It was an elaborate con involving wine and some of America’s wealthiest collectors.<p>Rudy Kurniawan is the first person to be tried and convicted for selling fake wine in the United States. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 editor 25857 at http://wnpr.org You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes Good Movies You Might Have Missed http://wnpr.org/post/good-movies-you-might-have-missed The movie &#8220;Snowpiercer&#8221; opened to critical acclaim a few weeks ago, but you might have trouble finding it at a theater near you.<p>In fact, as Boston Globe film critic <strong>Ty Burr</strong> has noted, a number of good films have either not been released widely, or disappeared from movie theaters before audiences could discover them.<p>He shares a few of his recent favorites with <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Chakrabarti, including &#8220;The Immigrant,&#8221; &#8220;Fading Gigolo,&#8221; &#8220;Land Ho!&#8221; and &#8220;Edge of To Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 editor 25855 at http://wnpr.org Good Movies You Might Have Missed Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims' Bodies Arrive http://wnpr.org/post/netherlands-mourns-crash-victims-bodies-arrive The Dutch Safety Board says it has taken charge of the investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine. The two black boxes from the airliner are reported to have arrived in Britain.<p>In the Netherlands, it&#8217;s a National Day of Mourning. Church bells in towns and villages across the country rang for five minutes today, just before two transport planes arrived at Eindhoven airbase, carrying the first coffins of the crash victims.<p>The remains are being taken to a military base in Hilversum, southeast of Amsterdam. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 25789 at http://wnpr.org Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims' Bodies Arrive Commonwealth Games Begin http://wnpr.org/post/commonwealth-games-begin <em>Only A Game</em>&#8216;s <strong>Doug Tribou</strong> is in Scotland for start of the <a href="http://www.glasgow2014.com/" target="_blank">Commonwealth Games</a>, an event that takes place every four years.<p>About 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will fiercely compete for medals in 17 sports. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 25790 at http://wnpr.org Commonwealth Games Begin New California Football Law Tackles Brain Injuries Head-On http://wnpr.org/post/new-california-football-law-tackles-brain-injuries-head In a few weeks, high school football players across the country will begin training for the season to come. In California, come January 1st, those practices will be different.<p>Governor Jerry Brown this week signed <a href="http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB2127" target="_blank">a new law</a> that limits full-contact drills for all teams in public and private middle and high schools. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 editor 25791 at http://wnpr.org New California Football Law Tackles Brain Injuries Head-On Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana http://wnpr.org/post/remains-clovis-boy-reburied-montana Earlier this year, <em>Here & Now</em> <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/02/26/montana-native-genome" target="_blank">told the story</a> of the so-called &#8220;Clovis boy,&#8221; a young boy buried in what is now Montana, more than 12,000 years ago. His remains were discovered there in 1968 and eventually his DNA was analyzed, showing the boy was part of the Clovis culture, which existed in North America about 13,000 years ago.<p>The analysis also showed that his people were the direct ancestors of many of today&#8217;s natives peoples in the Americas. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 25723 at http://wnpr.org Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana Hong Kong Debates Independence From China http://wnpr.org/post/hong-kong-debates-independence-china There have been huge protests in the former British colony Hong Kong recently. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand that Beijing honor China&#8217;s commitment to Hong Kong&#8217;s political and judicial independence.<p>As the BBC’s <strong>Juliana Liu</strong> reports, there is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader, but there are also protestors on the other side, with leanings more toward China.<p><h4>Reporter</h4> <ul> <li><strong>Juliana Liu</strong>, Hong Kong correspondent for the BBC. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 25724 at http://wnpr.org Hong Kong Debates Independence From China Next iPhone To Offer Bigger Screen, But Will It Fit In Your Pocket? http://wnpr.org/post/next-iphone-offer-bigger-screen-will-it-fit-your-pocket Apple is placing its bets on iPhones with bigger screens, and a whole lot of them. The company is asking suppliers to make between 70 and 80 million of the new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens by December 30, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is larger than the current models with 4-inch displays.<p>Apple had stuck with its smaller displays even as rival smartphone companies rolled out bigger screens and customers sought larger models. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 25725 at http://wnpr.org Next iPhone To Offer Bigger Screen, But Will It Fit In Your Pocket? Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters http://wnpr.org/post/boxing-attracts-more-would-be-fighters Who boxes nowadays? Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 25636 at http://wnpr.org Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S. http://wnpr.org/post/chinese-buyers-snap-real-estate-us Foreign buyers have helped boost luxury real estate prices in places such as Manhattan for several years now. But that trend may soon push into non-luxury markets across the United States.<p>The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 25637 at http://wnpr.org Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S. Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17 http://wnpr.org/post/crash-investigation-expert-weighs-flight-mh17 There are still many questions and few answers related to the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that crashed Thursday, killing all 298 passengers aboard. The commercial airliner may have been shot down by a missile along the Russian and Ukraine border.<p><strong>Jim Hall</strong>, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the steps that would normally be taken after a plane crash.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.hallassoc.net/Staff/managing%20par Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 25638 at http://wnpr.org Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17 Deborah Harkness Brings Her 'All Souls' Trilogy To A Close http://wnpr.org/post/deborah-harkness-brings-her-all-souls-trilogy-close In 2011, University of Southern California history professor <strong>Deborah Harkness</strong> introduced readers to professor and reluctant witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont in &#8220;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Witches-Novel-Souls-Trilogy/dp/0143119680/?tag=wburorg-20" target="_blank">A Discovery of Witches</a>.&#8221;<p>It was the first in what has come to be called her &#8220;<a href="http://deborahharkness.com/all-souls-trilogy/" target="_blank">All Souls Trilogy</a>.&#8221;<p>Harkness tells <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;< Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 25408 at http://wnpr.org Deborah Harkness Brings Her 'All Souls' Trilogy To A Close District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country http://wnpr.org/post/district-profile-environmental-issues-come-head-coal-country As President Obama announces new actions on climate change, a tight congressional race in southern West Virginia coal country is bringing environmental issues to the forefront.<p>In West Virginia&#8217;s third congressional district, Evan Jenkins, a Republican state senator, will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall, who&#8217;s been in office since 1977.<p><strong>Jessica Lilly</strong>, southern West Virginia bureau chief for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, has been covering the race and joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson to Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 25409 at http://wnpr.org District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car http://wnpr.org/post/company-experiments-3d-printed-car 3D printers are capable of producing a variety of consumer products, from children’s toys to prosthetic limbs. Now, a company in the Phoenix area is trying to take the technology to the next level with cars. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 25410 at http://wnpr.org Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car 'Rocks Off': The Stones Keep Rolling http://wnpr.org/post/rocks-stones-keep-rolling Last summer we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones.<p>Now Keith Richards and Mick Jagger and the rest of the band are rocking in their 51st year. The Stones just put the finishing touches on a European tour and they will play shows in Australia and New Zealand in the fall.<p><strong>Bill Janovitz</strong>, from the band Buffalo Tom, is one of the Stones&#8217; most devoted fans. He has written two books about the band. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 25335 at http://wnpr.org 'Rocks Off': The Stones Keep Rolling Fighting Between Hamas And Israel Continues http://wnpr.org/post/fighting-between-hamas-and-israel-continues Hope for a ceasefire in the Middle East ended today as Israel resumed airstrikes in Gaza. Palestinian officials say more than 190 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes so far. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 25336 at http://wnpr.org Fighting Between Hamas And Israel Continues Tobacco Merger: Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard http://wnpr.org/post/tobacco-merger-reynolds-american-buy-lorillard The tobacco giant Reynolds American agreed today to buy its rival, Lorillard, bringing together two of the country&#8217;s biggest tobacco producers at a weakening time for the industry.<p>The deal, worth an estimated $27.4 billion, is expected to reshape the tobacco industry amid a longtime decline in smoking among Americans due to smoking bans, health concerns and social stigma.<p>The Wall Street Journal&#8217;s <strong>Jason Bellini</strong> and <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson discuss what the merger of two of the nation&#8217;s oldest and Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 25337 at http://wnpr.org Tobacco Merger: Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard