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As Greece Stares Down Its Money Troubles, A Decisive Vote Looms

Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that will determine the future of the country's troubled economy and the question of whether Greece remains part of the eurozone.

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Inside A Fireworks Artist's Studio: 'The Sky Is The Canvas, And Fire's My Paint'

With some 50,000 fireworks going off in just 25 minutes, Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City is the biggest in the U.S. — but the task of putting it all together is even bigger.

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Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence

The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.

U.N.: Report On Iran's Atomic Program Possible By Year's End

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano says that, "with cooperation" from Tehran, a report could be finalized before January.

Matt Stonie Downs 62 Hot Dogs For Coney Island Title

The new champion, who came in second last year in the annual contest put on by Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, bested eight-time champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut by two dogs on Saturday.

Week After Beach Attack, Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency

Beji Caid Essebsi's office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.

Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.

When America's Librarians Went To War

During the world wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.

Weekend Edition Saturday

A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.

Greek Official: 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe A Trillion Euros

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says there's as much at stake for the rest of Europe as for Greece itself should they fail to reach an acceptable bailout deal.

Our Week In The Web: July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015
The recently deceased Blosom (pictured here with her owner, Patty Meads-Hanson) was listed as the tallest living cow by Guiness World Records. (CBC / Guiness World Records)

We made a lot of last-minute programming changes these past few weeks, and you stuck around with us through it all. Thanks!

Election 2016: Who Exactly Is Running For President?

June 30, 2015
The first Presidential debates for the 2016 campaign season are set to begin this August, and Twitter / Photoshop legend Darth has been having fun tracking the potential entrants on his account. (Darth / Twitter)

Who is running for President, anyway? We attempt to help you figure it out.

Our Week In The Web: June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015
Two Norwegian women mourn the vandalism of their community puppet theater in Opland, Norway. (Courtesy 
Oppland Arbeiderblad)

Why our broadcast changed in different markets this week, and a closer look at a puppet theatre vandalism in rural Norway. (Really).

Quick Note On Rebroadcasting Today

June 18, 2015
The steeple of Emanuel AME Church rises above the street as a police officer tells a car to move as the area is closed off following Wednesday's shooting, Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.  (AP)

A quick note regarding today’s shifting schedule of broadcasts.

How To Follow Team USA At The Women’s World Cup

June 15, 2015
The US Women's National Team will advance out of group play at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. But what comes after? (Courtesy US Soccer)

Good news! You can watch the 2015 Women’s World Cup on basic broadcast TV. Bad news: we can’t quite predict if the American team is going to make it all the way to the July 5 championship game.

Our Week In The Web: June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015
In this Monday, June 8, 2015 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during the G-7 summit. (AP)

How many tweets is too many, and is President Obama REALLY a bench-bound #manspreader?

Never Fear! Cheryl Strayed Will Be Here!

June 11, 2015
On Point host Tom Ashbrook shares a laugh with author and advice columnist Cheryl Strayed at the 2015 iteration of On Point LIVE at the Paramount Theatre in Boston. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

If you’re saying to yourself, “Where’s Cheryl?” this morning, you’re not alone! We explain. (TLDR, the On Point LIVE interview will instead air tomorrow, Friday June 12, at 11 am).

Air Fare Watchdog George Hobica On Direct Ticket Tips

June 10, 2015
This Feb. 11, 2014 file photo shows an airline passenger waiting for his rescheduled flight to Orlando under the departure board showing hundreds of cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (AP)

Looking for low-price airfare this summer travel season? So is AirFareWatchDog’s George Hobica. New regulations are making that harder to do.

On Point LIVE: What Do You Want To Ask Cheryl Strayed?

June 8, 2015
Writer -- and WBUR advice podcaster -- Cheryl Strayed. (Photo Joni Kabana)

We’re excited to host Cheryl Strayed for this Wednesday’s On Point LIVE taping in Boston’s Paramount Theatre. We hope to see you there, but even if you can’t make it, you can still participate!

On Point Interns, Summer 2015

June 8, 2015

It’s summer — kind of — which means we have a brand new crop of interns. Meet our new crew!

Our Week In the Web: June 05, 2015

June 5, 2015
Lincoln, the red-tailed hawk who has taken up residence near the White House in Washington, DC, perches on a window sill near the executive mansion. (DJ Patil /  Audubon Society)

We ask what you want from us here on the Internet — in a really, really broad fashion — and share some important pictures of Federally-mandated red-tailed hawks.

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 Saturday. (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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