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New Military Rules On Hair Create Controversy

April 17, 2014
This image provided by the U.S. Army shows new Army grooming regulations for females. The new regulations on how women may style their hair has drawn criticism from the Congressional Black Caucus and female African American soldiers. (U.S. Army/AP Photo)

New regulations on how female soldiers may wear their hair have drawn criticism, particularly from African-American women.

General Mills’ New Privacy Policy Restricts Consumers’ Right To Sue

April 17, 2014
If you download a coupon for a General Mills product like Reese's Puffs or Lucky Charms, or "like" a product on Facebook, you may be barred from suing company under General Mills' new privacy policy. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

If you’ve downloaded a General Mills coupon or interacted with the company on social media, you may lose the right to sue the company.

Voting Continues In World’s Biggest Democracy

April 17, 2014
Indian voters are processed so they can cast their ballot at a local polling station in the village of Sambhar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on April 17. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

In terms of seats up for grabs – 122 – it’s the biggest day of polling in the six-week long process.

One Student’s Story Of Trying To Quit Smoking Pot

April 17, 2014
Adams City High School 17-year-old Jynessa (left) talks with Encompass therapist Erica Hermann in a conference room at the school. Jynessa is trying to quit smoking marijuana. (Jenny Brundin/CPR)

In Colorado, we meet a high school student who wants to stop smoking pot, but she’s finding it tough to do so.

Pot Debate Lights Up On ‘Here & Now’

April 17, 2014
Many of our listeners expressed their disappointment over our coverage of marijuana, which they believe is one-side. We've invited Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, to give a different perspective. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

After listener disappointment in our coverage of marijuana, we’ve invited a leading voice in drug decriminalization to offer his opinion.

Experienced Captain Says South Korean Ferry Should Have Evacuated

April 17, 2014
South Korean Coast Guard and rescue teams search for missing passengers at the site of the sunken ferry off the coast of Jindo Island on April 17, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

A captain with 20 years of command experience weighs in on the ferry disaster, as the search for hundreds of missing continues.

‘Indestructible’ Easter Eggs For Helicopter Drops

April 17, 2014
Your average plastic Easter eggs won't hold up when dropped from a helicopter, which is becoming popular at egg hunts. St. Louis-based American Carnival Mart says it has the answer: "Indestructible" plastic eggs. (Sue Moore/Flickr)

A St. Louis company says it has the solution for preventing broken Easter eggs.

What’s Being Done To Prevent Another Fertilizer Plant Explosion?

April 17, 2014
Memorials near the site of the explosion in the town of West, Texas. (Terrence Henry/StateImpact Texas)

A year after the deadly explosion in West, Texas, Terrence Henry of KUT reports the response has been a slow one.

Security Expert Says Emergency Response Shouldn’t Sideline Public

April 17, 2014
A shot of the now-infamous boat in the backyard of 67 Franklin Street, Watertown, where surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding on April 19, 2013. Tsarnaev was only found after the homeowner and other Watertown residents were allowed to venture outside. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

In an emergency situation, when should a city shut down, and at what price?

Report Finds Flawed Investigation Of Top Football Player

April 17, 2014
In 2012, a female Florida State freshman alleged star quarterback Jameis Winston had raped her. The local prosecutor decided there was insufficient evidence, but a New York Times report has uncovered possible flaws in the investigation (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

FSU star quarterback Jameis Winston was accused but not charged with rape after the local prosecutor deemed the evidence insufficient.

College Advice From A High School Counselor

April 17, 2014
In this Thursday, May 26, 2011 photo, high school guidance counselor Roslyn Wagner, rear, talks with Jessica Hujber, 15, at Cooper City High School in Cooper City, Fla. Wagner used to handle just one grade. But two years ago, one of the school's four guidance counselors retired and she hasn't been replaced. That left her with the 800 students to shepherd through scheduling and college admissions, to counsel and support. "It's too many kids," Wagner says with a sigh. She's far from alone in her predicament. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Lisa Micele answers listener questions and explains what schools are looking for beyond GPAs and standardized test scores.

A Look At Russia's Opposition Movement

April 17, 2014
Anarchist protesters burned flares, shouted and carried a banner reading "You were cheated" in Russian, in central Moscow, late on December 4, 2011, during their protest against the conduct of Russia's parliamentary elections. Since these protests, the Kremlin has cracked down on the opposition. (Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images)

Since protests against parliamentary elections in 2011, the Kremlin has cracked down on the opposition.

Music From The Show

April 16, 2014

From The O’s to Yppah.

DJ Sessions: Blurring The Lines Between Rock, Jazz And Classical

April 16, 2014
Drummer David King, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Reid Anderson are the band The Bad Plus. (Jay Frahm)

Pianist Christopher O’Riley discusses his favorite group that’s making waves in the classical community: The Bad Plus.

ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing

April 16, 2014
Adrianne Haslet-Davis, left, is pictured with emergency physician Dr. Ron Medzon at Boston Medical Center. (Courtesy: Haslet-Davis family)

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, recalls treating victims injured in the bombing.

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