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Netflix Programming Boom Means New Dramas, Cooking Shows And Sandler Flicks

May 27, 2016
Comedians David Spade and Adam Sandler attend the premiere of Netflix's "The Do Over" at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on May 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The company announced earlier this year that it’s planning to pour $6 billion into original programming in 2016.

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

May 27, 2016
US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, May 10, 2016. Sanders beat rival Democrat Hillary Clinton in the West Virginia primary to bolster his argument for remaining in the race. (Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images)

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician’s appeal to voters. But there’s more than one way to inspire confidence.

Facebook And Microsoft Team Up On Undersea Internet Cable

May 27, 2016
The Visitor's Center at Microsoft Headquarters campus is pictured July 17, 2014 in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft was one of the first companies to implement an internal carbon fee to reduce emissions. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley companies are getting more and more involved in the internet’s infrastructure.

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

May 27, 2016
Many cat owners declaw their pets in an effort to prevent damage to furniture and other household items, but animal rights groups like PETA call it a "painful and permanently crippling procedure." (roadsidepictures/Flickr)

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn’t so simple.

Louisiana’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law Makes It A Hate Crime To Target Police

May 27, 2016
Gov. John Bel Edwards talks about the state's budget and his plans to call a special session for June to try to raise revenue to stave off cuts, on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (Melinda Deslatte/AP)

The state is the first in the nation to include police and other emergency responders under its hate crime laws.

The Man Who Filmed The Aftermath Of Atomic Destruction

May 27, 2016
The American Military Film crew that gathered footage of the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. (Courtesy/The Sussan Family)

Herbert Sussan’s footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki was classified as top secret and suppressed for decades.

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

May 27, 2016
Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) speaks during the Influenza Outlook 2015-2016 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on September 17. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

The CDC’s director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we’re close to the “end of the road” for antibiotics.

Here & Now Celebrates This Year's Graduates

May 27, 2016
Singer-songwriter Tom Rush. (Muffett/Flickr)

We listen to Tom Rush’s iconic “Child Song,” and honor graduates from the WBUR family.

With Spring In Full Swing, Bridging The Energy Affordability Gap

May 27, 2016
Lea Anne Shellberg talks on the phone in her home in Fort Collins, Colorado. A single mother who is disabled because of a work injury, Shellberg often struggles to pay her utilities on her fixed income. On this day, her mother, whom Shellberg cared for at home for many years before moving into a nursing home, was ill, and Shellberg made several calls to the nursing home and other family members, trying to find out what was wrong. (Andrew Cullen/Inside Energy)

Spring, when power bills from the winter start piling up, can be a desperate time for people like Lea Anne Shellberg.

France Is Roiled By A Series Of Labor Strikes

May 27, 2016
People demonstrate in Le Havre northwestern France on May 26, 2016 to protest against the government's proposed labour reforms. (Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images)

The strikes have disrupted oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and public transportation.

Peter Thiel’s Support Of Gawker Lawsuit Prompts Debate Online

May 27, 2016
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal attends a press conference at the 2014 Web Summit on November 6, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Gawker CEO Nick Denton challenged Thiel to an “open and public debate” in an open letter.

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Prescient Judicial Philosopher

May 27, 2016
Portrait of American lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (1856 - 1941), early 20th Century. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Many of the social and legal challenges Brandeis faced are surprisingly similar to those we confront today.

Election Roundtable: Trump Becomes Presumed Nominee, Clinton Scandal Resurfaces

May 27, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump address supporters during primary night events on April 26, 2016. (Eduardo Munoz, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sirius XM’s Julie Mason and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks join Here & Now for a review of this week’s campaign news.

Music From The Show

May 26, 2016

From Boards of Canada to Yann Teirsen.

Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Versus Gawker Media

May 26, 2016
PayPal co-founder and former CEO Peter Thiel speaks about his National Review article, "The End of the Future," during a discussion sponsored by e21, a conservative think tank, and the Manhattan Institute at the National Press Club October 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thiel, a PayPal co-founder and former CEO, says driving Gawker out of business would be a public service.

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