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Why Aren’t There More Latinos On TV?

January 27, 2015
Cristela Alonzo stars in the ABC sitcom "Cristela." She also created and writes for the show. (Adam Taylor/ABC)

New numbers show the four big television networks have made progress diversifying their casts, but only among African-Americans.

Russian Conservationist Optimistic About Tiger Repopulation

January 27, 2015
Zolushka, once orphaned, is now healthy and recolonizing a tigerless forest. She may prove to be the perfect model for saving Amur tigers. (Camera trap image of Zolushka courtesy of the Wildlife Conservation Society)

A young female tiger has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, after she was found starving and frostbitten in 2012.

Kurds Claim Kobani, Syria

January 27, 2015
A shell explodes on November 13, 2014 in the Syrian city of Kobani, as seen from the Turkish border village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

Aided by intense U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish fighters claim they’ve lifted a four-month siege by ISIS.

From Cancellations To Closures: The Storm’s Economic Impact

January 27, 2015
A library employee works to clear the sidewalks in front of the main branch of the Boston Public Library in the Back Bay neighborhood during a blizzard on January 27, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

We take a look at the effect of travel bans, flight cancellations and office closures on the economy.

Storm Prompts Evacuations In Coastal Mass. Town

January 27, 2015
Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Waves crashed through the front door of one home in Scituate, and four feet of sea water flooded the streets.

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

January 27, 2015
Sister Joan Chittister speaks on 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios on April 12, 2006, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican’s tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.

Saudi Students’ First Snowfall Is A Memorable One

January 27, 2015
Saudi Arabian students experiencing their first snow in Boston: From left, Abdwaziz Aldamashqi of Jubail, Ziyad Al Qahtani of Riyad and Abdulrahman Adel Abdu of Jeddah. (Karyn Miller-Medzon)

Three 18-year-old Saudi Arabian students who arrived at Boston University a week ago, describe their first experience with snow.

Snowstorm Update: How Massachusetts Is Coping

January 27, 2015
A view of the blizzard on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, outside of the Here & Now studios, Tuesday morning. (Rachel Rohr/Here & Now)

We get the latest from Alex Ashlock, who ventured out onto the cold and snowy streets of Boston.

Drone Security After White House Breach

January 27, 2015
This handout photo provided by the U.S. Secret Service shows the drone that crashed onto the White House grounds in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (U.S. Secret Service via AP)

The crash of a small remote-controlled “quadcopter” on White House grounds is raising questions about safety and security.

Revisiting The Story Of A Long-Silent Auschwitz Survivor

January 27, 2015
Holocaust survivor Leslie Schwartz displays a copy of his family tree. He was the only member of his family to be liberated from the Auschwitz death camp. (Julia Duba/Miami Herald)

On the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, we revisit our interview with Leslie Schwartz.

Blizzard Howls Its Way Into Boston But Largely Spares NYC

January 27, 2015
A pedestrian walks through blowing and drifting snow before dawn during a winter snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds as a storm spun up the East Coast.

Music From The Show

January 26, 2015

From Des Ark to La Roux.

Snowy Owls ‘Irrupting’ In Northern States

January 26, 2015
A snowy owl is tagged with a transmitter. (Alan Richard)

For a second year in a row, a mass migration of snowy owls from Canada is occurring, and that’s highly unusual.

‘Potentially Historic’ Blizzard To Hit Northeast

January 26, 2015
The snow covered MBTA Griggs St/Long Ave subway stop sits empty on February 9, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston officials have already said the subway will be closed on Tuesday in anticipation of a "potentially historic" storm. ( Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Peter Judge of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency explains what the state is doing to prepare.

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

January 26, 2015
Executive Chef David Levi prepares turnips for dinner at Vinland in downtown Portland, Maine. (Peter O'Dowd)

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

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