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Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68

Longtime NPR correspondent Margot Adler died at the age of 68, after a battle with cancer. Adler's work ranged from the serious to the whimsical and often showcased her love of New York City.

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NPR Host Michel Martin's Own 'Letter From A Birmingham Jail'

After seven years hosting NPR's Tell Me More, Michel Martin felt she had left some of her own struggles unspoken: the unique challenges for women of color trying to balance work and family.

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NPR's New CEO Hopes To Improve Diversity At The Network

Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's new chief executive officer, Jarl Mohn, about his vision for the organization and the state of diversity at the network.

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In Gaza Conflict, Media Face An Old, Impossible Task: Covering It

Despite sweeping changes in the ways that the news media operate, one thing hasn't changed: the difficulties journalists face in covering the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

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The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers

The magazine has helped depict and define American men since 1933. David Granger says male attitudes toward style — and women — have seen big shifts in the 17 years he's been at Esquire's helm.

5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour

From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.

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Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders

A casting call asked for attractive light-skinned women of any race but black women who looked "poor" and "not in good shape." A panel of industry insiders weighs in.

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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

Appreciating James Garner: TV's Best Unhero

James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."

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Time Warner Rebuffs Rupert Murdoch's Big-Dollar Bid For Media Giant

Time Warner has rejected a buyout offer, reportedly as high as $80 billion, from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. A deal between the two companies would create a media powerhouse — and a thicket of challenges for anti-trust regulators.

Dinesh D'Souza Won't Apologize

July 30, 2014
Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

Hashtags, Hamas And Israel-Gaza On Social Media

July 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

Documentary Highlights Triumphs, Challenges Of Canton’s Matty Christian

July 28, 2014
Matty-swimming

Matty Christian was born without fully developed arms and legs, but rose above those physical challenges to inspire others.

Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From ‘And So It Goes’ To ‘Princess Bride’

July 28, 2014
Rob Reiner pictured at the Here & Now studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The actor and director has been making people laugh for decades.

Good Movies You Might Have Missed

July 24, 2014
The movie "Snowpiecer" opened to critical acclaim a few weeks ago but you might have trouble finding it at a theater near you. (Courtesy)

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr shares a few of his recent favorite films, many of which escaped the attention of the public.

Simpsons Fans Gear Up For ‘Simpsons World’

July 24, 2014
Here & Now host Meghna Chakrabarti plans to use "Simpsons World" to find every episode featuring Sideshow Bob. (Image credit: sideshowbobforever.tumblr.com)

After acquiring the rights to all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons,” FX plans to launch an innovative online streaming service.

Deeply Divided Opinions On Israel And Gaza Make News Coverage A Balancing Act

July 23, 2014
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin is pictured filing a report from Gaza on June 17, 2014. (NBC/YouTube screenshot)

Nearly every report on the fighting between Israel and Hamas is considered biased by one side or the other.

The Inscrutable, Ubiquitous Wallace Shawn

July 23, 2014
Actor Wallace Shawn attends special screening of "Turks and Caicos" hosted by Vogue and The Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.  (AP)

From “The Princess Bride” to “My Dinner with Andre “and “A Master Builder,” actor and writer Wallace Shawn joins us.

Why Come North? A Panel Discussion On U.S. Immigration Policy

July 23, 2014
In this Saturday, July 12, 2014, photo, migrants walk along train tracks and boxcars after getting off a train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, southern Mexico. (AP)

Crisis at the US border. What do Latinos on this side of the border have to say? We’ll ask our special roundtable.

Senator Bernie Sanders: A Real 2016 Contender?

July 21, 2014
In this May 15, 2014, file photo, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a committee hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care. (AP)

Will he run for president? We’ll ask Vermont’s Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Unpacking The Geo-Politics Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17

July 21, 2014
Toys and flowers are placed on the charred fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP)

The United States and Russia after the downed plane. We’ll unpack the politics and latest news. Plus: the latest from Gaza.

Week In The News: Middle East Violence, Plane Crash In Ukraine, Immigration At Home

July 18, 2014
A woman walks at the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP)

Turmoil and violence in Israel and Gaza. New Russia sanctions. Immigration battle. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The Mysterious Case Of The Vanishing Statehouse Reporters

July 18, 2014
Mark Leccese: "What do we lose when the local press isn't covering Beacon Hill?" (Jackie Sutherland/flickr)

What do we lose when the local press isn’t covering Beacon Hill?

Capturing A Deadly Scene In Gaza City

July 17, 2014
This photo by The New York Times' Tyler Hicks was taken shortly after Israeli ordnance struck a beach in Gaza City, killing four young boys and injuring one young adult, July 16, 2014. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks photographed the scene of a strike that killed four Palestinian children yesterday.

Florida Crime Fiction And The New Face Of America

July 17, 2014
The Miami skyline as seen from Miami Beach. (Stefano Giudici/Flickr)

The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik joins us on the seedy, wacky face of Sunshine State crime fiction.

Who Needs A Life Coach?

July 17, 2014
Attendees of the 2013 Argentina International Coaching Federation meet for networking and coaching training. (ICF)

The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.

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