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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)

The city’s major birthing hospitals have 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.

Pro-Russian Rebels Lower Demands In Peace Talks

September 1, 2014
Pro-Russian rebel leaders from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin, left, and Alexey Karyakin walk in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A so-called contact group meets for talks in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire. The group, which last met in late July, includes representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. (Dmitry Brushko/AP)

The rebels softened their demands, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy.

Music From The Show

August 29, 2014

From Pavement to Velvet Underground.

On Stage: ‘Southern Decadence’ Celebrates LGBT Culture In New Orleans

August 29, 2014
The Southern Decadence festival, often called the "gay Mardi Gras" includes concerts, DJ parties, dancing, contests, and parades, like this one in 2013. (Infrogmation of New Orleans/Flickr)

The “gay Mardi Gras” kicks off its 43rd year tomorrow. We speak with a bar owner who’s been involved in it for about a decade.

As School Starts, A Look At ‘Paperless’ Classrooms

August 29, 2014
Google's free tools -- like its online presentations through Docs -- can be useful in the classroom, but some are worried about its new "paperless classroom" plan. (Kevin Jarrett/Flickr)

Google’s new “Classroom” app is winning fans in teachers for its efficiency, but some worry about student privacy.

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