Richard Ford Celebrates His Parents

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. […]

Colum McCann, Michael Groden Talk ‘Ulysses’

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.

Cities, states move to calm fear of deportation

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 […]

Mexico Is Called World’s Second Most Violent Country

“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 […]

Lead Dust From Firearms Can Pose A Silent Health Risk

“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 […]

How To Do A Really Good Job Washing Your Hands

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 […]

Trump’s Firing Of FBI Director Comey Stuns Washington

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.

The Boom In America’s Privatized Military Is Here To Stay

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. […]

After Comey Firing, Calls For Independent Probe Come In Lots Of Flavors

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 […]

Trump’s Firing Of FBI Director Comey Faces Criticism From Intelligence Community

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 […]