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32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center

By early morning, 17 were still on the loose. The teens escaped after they found a weak spot in the center's perimeter fence.

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia

The Pentagon said it was still "assessing the results of the operation." Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.

Morning Edition

Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

Morning Edition

As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.

NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe

NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.

All Things Considered

Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO

President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia's incursions into Ukraine.

All Things Considered

Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

All Things Considered

40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

A Secret History Of Civil War-Era Women

September 2, 2014
Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

Taking The Temperature Of The 2014 Midterm Elections

September 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

In Governor’s Race, Coakley Seeks Another First

September 2, 2014
In this January 2014 photo, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley addresses a breakfast meeting of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce at a hotel in Boston. Coakley, a Democrat, is seeking the governor's office in the 2014 election. (Steven Senne/AP)

Martha Coakley was the first woman ever elected Middlesex County district attorney. She was the first woman elected state attorney general. Now she’s trying to become the first woman elected in her own right as governor.

Music From The Show

September 1, 2014

From Maserati to Metronomy.

Another Visit With Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro

September 1, 2014
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performs in the Here & Now studios. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

“There’s something really magical about the ukulele,” Jake says. “It feels so good, it makes you smile, and it just makes everything okay.”

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

September 1, 2014
Dr. Dan Guilfoil, director of labor and delivery at Hahnemann, says the hospital has taken a number of steps to encourage breastfeeding, including a ban on goodie bags from formula companies. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

All of the city’s major birthing hospitals have now stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

Detroit Defends Bankruptcy Plan

September 1, 2014
In this July 17, 2013, aerial photo is the city of Detroit. (Paul Sancya/AP)

After a long and painful year of negotiations, city officials head to court tomorrow to defend Detroit’s plan to exit bankruptcy.

Erratic Schedules A Challenge For Part-Time Workers

September 1, 2014
A Starbucks barista readies a beverage for a customer in the new 42nd Street store August 5, 2003 in New York City. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

On this Labor Day, we look at part-time challenges and how lawmakers and some companies are looking to help.

British PM Outlines New Counter-Terrorism Steps

September 1, 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron is pictured on September 1, 2014 in London, England, shortly before announcing new counter-terrorism measures in parliament. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

David Cameron called today for new police powers to seize passports to deal with the increasing threat of homegrown jihadists.

‘The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story’ Airs Tonight

September 1, 2014
Pictured are the stars of "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story," based on the cast of "Saved by the Bell." (Lifetime)

Fans of the Saturday morning sitcom will get a behind-the-scenes look at the cast behind the popular ’90s show – or will they?

Hong Kong Democracy Supporters Heckle Chinese Official

September 1, 2014
Pro-democracy lawmakers chant placards to against Li Fei, deputy general secretary of National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee during a briefing session in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen." The placards read "Break a promise" and "Shameful." (Kin Cheung/AP)

It was a rare occasion of a Beijing official being exposed to open defiance, after China said no to open elections in Hong Kong.

Quantum Computing: The Holy Grail Of The Information Age

September 1, 2014
A close-up of a microchip under a microscope. (Jasper Nance/Flickr)

Some of the biggest technology companies are working to build a computer powerful enough to solve complex mathematical riddles.

Searching For The Best BBQ On Labor Day And Beyond

September 1, 2014
Daniel Vaughn is author of "The Prophets of Smoked Meat." (HarperCollins)

As Americans gather around the grill to say goodbye to summer, we revisit a conversation about the best barbecue in America.

Wyoming Wind Power Has Nowhere To Go

September 1, 2014
High Plains Wind Farm near McFadden, Wyoming on a breezy summer day. (Inside Energy)

Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy reports on why transmission gridlocks are keeping so much western wind at bay.

AFL-CIO President Discusses State Of Labor In Mass.

September 1, 2014

“As we saw in Market Basket, solidarity works,” says Steve Tolman, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

A Glimpse Of Personal Life, Passion Of Leonard Bernstein

September 1, 2014
Conductor Leonard Bernstein gives it his all at the climax of Mahler's Second Symphony at Tanglewood in 1970. (AP)

After countless biographies, television specials and performances of his work, what is there left to say about one of the greatest American composers and conductors of all time?

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