Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford joins us to discuss his memoir, Between Them: Remembering My Parents. Richard Ford will appear on May 11 at the 92 Y (Lexington Ave., 92nd St.) at 7:30 p.m. Ford reflects on growing up as an only child whose parents had him 15 years into their marriage. […]
National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann joins us for the latest installment in our Leonard Lopate Book Club series dedicated to reading James Joyce’s epic Ulysses. He’ll be joined by returning Ulysses expert Michael Groden, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University.
Barros, in Rhode Island, said his bill was based on a similar one in California that would require that schools, libraries and health facilities be “safe and accessible” to all residents, regardless of immigration status. “If they can’t get them at the jails, they have to go out into homes and public places to find […]
The post Asthma patients breathe easier with new bluetooth inhalers appeared first on PBS NewsHour. “There’s a community aspect to collecting data like this. It is typically prescribed by a doctor. When we have a lot of users in the same town, or same region, we can do a lot to help them,” Hogg said. […]
Rhiannon Giddens is up for Freedom Highway, which continues her project of tracing the African-American roots of this music from slave times to the present day. Isbell’s protagonist is trapped within such advice, but he also believes it. Other Album of the Year nominations broaden the perspective on what constitutes a core American experience. The […]
“This is incorrect,” the statement continues. On Wednesday, the government is questioning the methods of the U.K.-based IISS and its decision to include Mexico in its annual Armed Conflict Survey. In a joint statement, Mexico’s secretaries of governance and foreign relations said the report irresponsibly points to the existence of an armed conflict within the […]
“Well, that’s their opinion,” says Larry Keane, the vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. A review of lead exposure at shooting ranges that Laidlaw published last month found that nearly all participants in the 36 studies had blood lead levels above the 5 microgram ceiling recommended by the CDC; some […]
She highly recommends you try it out after using the toilet. The World Health Organization has its own instructions. First, rub your palms against each other, then rub the back of each hand against your palms. When you’re done with your business, perhaps you’ll do a thorough hand washing. In a small study recently published […]
“I’d say there are only about 40 people still planting it, and most of them are over the age of 50. After harvesting, they would dry the rice plants on large cloths sewn together and laid in the sun. In the Caribbean, the Merikins went on growing the rice, and it was adopted into the […]
And after Trump’s swift firing of Comey drew comparisons to President Richard Nixon’s infamous “Saturday Night Massacre,” the president then had another surprise visitor beside him as he spoke to reporters — former Nixon Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Sessions during the campaign. However, the vice president skirted questions about whether or not Trump had […]
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Washington is buzzing after the Trump administration’s firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. Here & Now‘s Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson hear the latest from New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis (@juliehdavis) and NPR’s Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett), who have been covering the story.
military. More from our series, “Privatization In America” Copyright 2017 NPR. Continuing our weeklong look at privatization in America, Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Molly Dunigan (@MollyDunigan), associate director of the Defense and Political Sciences Department at RAND Corp., about the rise of military contracting and how it has changed the U.S. […]
And it’s even less clear how long it will take the Senate to consider the nomination. Andrew McCabe did not have any involvement in the Clinton email investigation at the time. Copyright 2017 NPR. “I have now decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matter relating in any way to […]
Next Steps A “special prosecutor” or “independent counsel” could be appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein (since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from all matters involving Russia), although such an investigator would probably go by the title “special counsel.” Schumer said last month that he received assurances from Rosenstein that the deputy attorney […]
Ally Schweitzer (@allyschweitzer) from Here & Now contributor WAMU reports Copyright 2017 NPR. The debate has divided animal-rights advocates and people who say snakes and other unconventional pets need good homes, too. Lovers of boa constrictors and sugar gliders are speaking out against a possible ban on exotic pets in Arlington County, Virginia. To […]
Copyright 2017 NPR. The Trump administration is defending the president’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, citing his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance), a former career intelligence officer. But the […]
To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. The Celtics are counting on their point guard, Isaiah Thomas — who is coping with the recent death of his younger sister. Shira Springer (@ShiraSpringer) from Here & Now contributor WBUR has a profile of Thomas, an underdog who became an NBA star. The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards […]
No One Can Pronounce My Name explores the politics of sexual identity, as well as the immigrant and first-generation American experience, but, unfashionable as it may sound, the novel’s greater achievement lies in the compassionate, comic way it explores the universal human experience of loneliness. Ranjana is a middle-aged wife and mother whose son has […]
“[It] was, ‘You should really love cute shoes,’ and, ‘Because you’re a woman, you’re going to go crazy for a particular dress.’ ” Soloway — who identifies as genderqueer and prefers the gender neutral pronouns they/them/their— created the Amazon series Transparent based on their own experience as the child of a transgender woman. I’m going […]
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