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High Chance That 2 Rooms Are Hidden Behind King Tut's Tomb, Egypt Says

One of the hidden chambers found in a new scanning project may be the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C.

Planned Parenthood Shooting: Police Name Suspect; Procession For Fallen Officer

The man arrested after a deadly attack and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday is Robert Lewis Dear, 57, officials confirm.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Britain's Biggest Heist Case Is On Trial

Four of the eight alleged masterminds are on trial for the theft of almost $21 million worth of gems and other valuables. A reporter covering the case details the story's peculiar developments.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Number Of Beer Barrel Builders In England Are Declining

Cooperage is one of the oldest trades in Britain. The skills needed to make wooden beer barrels were introduced by the Romans. Now there's only one "Master Cooper" left in England.

Weekend Edition Saturday

What Will News Of Frank Gifford's CTE Mean For Football?

NPR's Scott Simon and Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson discuss the late Frank Gifford, concussions and the debate over locker room interviews.

Weekend Edition Saturday

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Diplomatic Relations With Turkey Strained After Russian Plane Shot Down

Relations between Turkey and Russia have been strained since the Turkish military shot down a Russian war plane. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Julia Ioffe about the diplomatic relations in the region.

Weekend Edition Saturday

What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University about what information intelligence agencies need to keep the U.S. safe.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Three People Killed In Colorado Springs Shooting At Planned Parenthood

A gunman was taken into custody Friday night after opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, CO. Three people, including a police officer, were killed.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Car Title Loan Borrowers Should Be Wary Of Requirements

Car title loans may sound like a good way to get some cash, using the title of your car as collateral, but they can include conditions that get borrowers into financial trouble.

Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving: Recipes

November 25, 2015
Chef Stacy Cogswell's walnut salad, on display in the WBUR studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Did our Thanksgiving 2016 episode make you hungry? Good news — we’ve got recipes right here.

Karl Rove Still Won’t Get Involved In The 2016 G.O.P. Primary

November 24, 2015
In this March 2, 2013 file photo. Republican strategist Karl Rove speaks at the California Republican Party convention in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Karl Rove may say he’s not endorsing or getting involved in the 2016 G.O.P. presidential primary, but that won’t stop from offering advice on how to beat Republican front runner Donald Trump.

Roger Cohen And Barry Posen On ISIS

November 23, 2015
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows local Islamic State group  headquarters hit by two cruise missiles during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russia's President Vladimir Putin was in Tehran on Monday for talks with Iranian leaders expected to focus on the Syrian crisis and an international peace plan intended to end the conflict. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

A brief, but illustrative exchange between Barry Posen and Roger Cohen during our conversation on ISIS today.

On Point Favorites For Your Holiday Travel

November 20, 2015
A scene from the 1973 classic animated special, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." (ABC / Mashable)

A few On Point staff favorites for your upcoming holiday travel listening pleasure.

Our Week In The Web: November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015
Our web producer searched for "Thanksgiving Travel" on Creative Commons, and this showed up. We don't understand it, either. (Flickr)

Podcast hiccups, podcast fixes and the best way to get in touch with us when you have audio issues.

Thanksgiving And Holiday Apps And Podcast Recommendations

November 20, 2015
Get out of the popular rafter this holiday season by trying out some great app and podcast suggestions. [Ed. Note: A 'Rafter' is the formal name for a group of turkeys.] (Flickr / Jim Gillum)

Tech, app, audio book podcast suggestions for your upcoming holiday travel trials.

Could YOU Be Our Spring 2016 Intern?

November 19, 2015

Like public radio? Live in or around Boston? Have some free time? Great! Come intern with us!

Rep. Blake Farenthold: “I’m Not Gonna Accept Those Facts”

November 17, 2015
Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, holds a town hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Wharton, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) explains why he thinks the United States should stop accepting Syrian refugees after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Our Week In The Web: November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015
A sign warning people not to feed the ponies on the Quantock Hills in Somerset, England. October 24 2015. (Western Morning News)

In which we explain why our podcasts disappeared / showed up late / were dramatically shorter than usual, and warnings are issued about the ponies.

Missouri Student Activist: “Mike Brown Wasn’t The First Mike Brown”

November 10, 2015
Members of the University of Missouri men's football team pose in a photo posted to Coach Gary Pinkel's Twitter feed on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in response to the team's refusal to take the field until University of Missouri system President Timothy Wolfe resigned from his position. (@GaryPinkel)

Students on the ground at the University of Missouri forced the resignation of both the University’s system President and its Chancellor. We talked to one of them today to to find out what they’re asking, and what still needs to change.

What CNBC's John Harwood Really Thought of the GOP Debate

October 30, 2015
Debate moderators Carl Quintanilla, left, Becky Quick, center, and John Harwood appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo.  (AP)

CNBC chief political correspondent and GOP Presidential debate moderator John Harwood joined our week in the news roundtable this week, when his moderation was one of the biggest headlines.

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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