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Every Party But The Real One: A Night Chasing The #WHCD

Washington's biggest night has gotten big because of all the parties happening around the main event. A weekend of nerd prom excess could be seen as D.C. at its worst, or D.C. at its best.

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Crowds Gather In Los Angeles For May Day Immigrants' Rights March

Leslie Berestein Rojas of Southern California Public Radio has an update on the annual May Day march for immigrant rights. The march comes after Donald Trump visited the state, sparking protests.

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Protesters Storm Iraq Parliament

Shia protesters stormed into the heavily fortified Green Zone Saturday, many of them demanding an end to corruption. The BBC's Ahmed Maher has an update from Baghdad.

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Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.

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10 Years After Immigration Protests, What Has Changed?

Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, Fermin Vasquez of the SEIU and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies discuss the legacy of 10 years of activism for immigration reform.

Who's Behind The Demonstrators That Stormed Iraq's Green Zone And Parliament?

The demonstrators are mostly supporters of fiery Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has had a fraught relationship with the U.S. They're calling for the government to follow through on its promises.

Daniel Berrigan, Activist Jesuit Priest Who Opposed Vietnam War, Dies

Berrigan became emblematic of the opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He served time in jail for an audacious act of civil disobedience.

Malia Obama Will Attend Harvard, White House Says

She's going to take a gap year and begin at Harvard during fall 2017, according to a statement from the First Lady's office.

With Primary Season In Final Stretch, Sanders Reports Slowed Fundraising

Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign reported a $26 million haul in April, far below his totals in February and March. Still, Sanders' donations have outpaced his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Iran Parliamentary Election: Moderates, Reformists Make Gains, Fall Short Of Majority

Supporters of President Hassan Rouhani fell short of a clear majority despite receiving the most votes. Analysts say the coming period will be combative, with many big issues decided by independents.

‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador

April 14, 2016
In this April 5, 2016 photo, a masked and armed policeman patrols a gang controlled neighborhood in San Salvador, El Salvador. Hyper-violent gangs declared open-season on police in this Central American nation in response to a government crackdown that began last year. Justice and Security Minister Mauricio Ramirez Landaverde, who was national police director until January, acknowledged that security forces are vulnerable. (AP Photo/Alex Peña)

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It

April 11, 2016
One of many Facebook groups devoted to uncovering the less-than-credible online retailers promising cheap fashion. (Via BuzzFeed News)

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page

April 11, 2016
A portion of a satirical front page future issue of the Boston Globe, published Sunday, April 10, 2016. (Courtesy Boston Globe)

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

Our Week In The Web: April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016
President Barack Obama reacts to his daughter Malia as they boarded Air Force One on Thursday, April 7 for a trip to Chicago, IL. (Via The White House / Pete Souza)

We tried out Facebook Live — so did it work? Should we try it again? Tell us!

Recipes To Get You In The Kitchen

April 8, 2016
(IFrom Left) Penne Arrabbiata and a Make-Ahead Vinaigrette and Salad from Cook's Illustrated. (Courtesy Cook's Illustrated)

Our April 8 show on tips and tricks for getting even the most reluctant cook in the kitchen included some great recipes from our guests — and those recipes are here!

Former James Brown Band Leader: ‘James Was Determined To Do Things’

April 7, 2016
Soul icon James Brown in a 1988 performance in Bremen, Germany. (Courtney Creative Commons)

James Brown’s former music director called in today. It wasn’t a planted call, believe us — but that didn’t make it any less spectacular.

Hope Jahren: ‘Don’t Let Anybody Tell You How To Do Your Job’

April 5, 2016
A portion of the cover for Hope Jahren's new memoir, "Lab Girl." (Courtesy Knopf Publishing)

“You are worth something. You remember that.” Geobiologist Hope Jahren connects with a young female astrophysicist.

Will The Panama Papers Force Transparency For The Better?

April 5, 2016
Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, center, stands at the lectern to give a statement at the Parliament regarding the Panama papers released yesterday, in Reykjavik on Monday April 4, 2016. On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, he tendered his resignation. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson)

Ian Bremmer thinks the Panama Papers suggest a future of “forced transparency” — but the net results won’t be necessarily positive.

Our Week In The Web: April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016
An unidentified infant (and future President?) stands behind a miniature presidential podium at the White House during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Courtesy IJR)

A Presidential Infant, and further words on the way we share content on your Twitter feeds.

Four Minutes To Reform National Health Care

March 29, 2016
In this Feb. 1, 2016 still photo from video, Dr. Anna Groskin, left, examines a patient at the Codman Square Health Center in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)

Four minutes to save American health care? We can certainly try!

Ray Suarez: Back In The Saddle Again

March 25, 2016
Ray Suarez hosts the first hour of On Point on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Nick Andersen / WBUR)

Former Talk of the Nation host Ray Suarez guest-hosted On Point this week. It’s the first time he’s been behind a live radio microphone in almost 16 years.

The 14 Best Cookbooks Of 2014

December 10, 2014
Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst has compiled a list (and pile) of the best cookbooks of 2014. (Kathy Gunst)

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

Boston Marathon Issues 450 Special Entries

December 5, 2013
The finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, before the race began. (Facebook)

The organizers of the Boston Marathon have issued special invitations to 450 people who made the case they were profoundly affected by the bombings in April.

Tracing My Father’s WWII Experience

November 11, 2013
Raymond Allen Ashlock

There were 16 million Americans in uniform during World War II. One of them was my father, Raymond Allen Ashlock.

A Special Saturday At The Massachusetts National Cemetery

November 9, 2013
More than 2,000 people planted flags by graves at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod on November 9, 2013 for Veteran's Day. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

The first Operation Flags For Vets attracted a few hundred people. On Saturday there must have been more than 2,000.

3 World Series Palindromes

October 23, 2013
The Red Sox are scheduled to host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday. A rainbow above Fenway Park is pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Our friend and master palindromist Barry Duncan shared with us three palindromes inspired by the World Series — including one for each team.

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