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What’s A Delegate? And Why Do We Even Have Them In The First Place?

April 29, 2016
People vote at the Moose Lodge polling station, April 26, 2016 in White Plains, Maryland. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.

Pentagon Says Kunduz Hospital Attack Was Not A ‘War Crime’

April 29, 2016
Supporters of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) gather in Union Square to commemorate the one month anniversary of the bombing of a MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

A pentagon report says the crew of the Air Force warplane that destroyed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan last year did not have access to the “no-strike list” that specifically forbade targeting it.

In New Film, Jeremy Irons And Dev Patel Learn From Each Other

April 29, 2016
In "The Man Who Knew Infinity," Dev Patel plays real-life mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons plays English mathematician G.H. Hardy. (IFC Films)

Irons and Patel talk to Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about the experience of working together on their new film, “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”

UK Doctors’ Group Comes Out In Support Of E-Cigarettes

April 29, 2016
The report on e-cigarettes published by the Royal College of Physicians runs counter to what public officials in the U.S. say about e-cigarettes. (Lindsay Fox/Flickr)

An influential doctors group in the UK has come out in support of e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.

Puerto Rico Faces Debt Deadline

April 29, 2016
The Puerto Rican Capitol building is seen as the island's residents deal with the government's $72 billion debt on July 1, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Most economists believe the island doesn’t have the money to make the May 1st payment deadline in full.

The New Yorker Cartoon Editor Goes Full Donald With Trump-Only Issue

April 29, 2016
(JC Duffy/The New Yorker)

For Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, Donald Trump’s campaign is ripe for parody.

Lions And Elephants Are Targets Of Conservation Efforts

April 29, 2016
Volunteers carry elephant tusks to a burning site as Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger keep guard on April 22, 2016 for a historic destruction of illegal ivory and rhino-horn confiscated mostly from poachers in Nairobi's national park. Kenya on April 30, 2016 will burn approximately 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory, almost all of the country's total stockpile. Several African heads of state, conservation experts, high-profile philanthropists and celebrities are slated to be present at the event which they hope will send a strong anti-poaching message. (Tony Karumba

33 circus lions from South America are being sent to a cat sanctuary in South Africa, while a summit of African leaders in Kenya is calling for the end to the ivory trade.

Bison Set To Become America’s First National Mammal

April 29, 2016
In the 1800s, the bison roamed throughout the U.S., concentrating mostly in the Great Plains. (Keith Ewing/Flickr)

A bipartisan effort to name the bison the first national mammal of the U.S. has passed in Congress.

Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Spurs Citizenship Rush

April 29, 2016
A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center at public library ahead of local elections on April 28, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Early voting was due to begin Monday ahead of May 11 statewide county elections. (John Moore/Getty Images)

In Texas, many immigrants are now rushing to complete the registration process in time to vote in November.

U.S. State Department Envoy Responds To Murders Of Gay Activists In Bangladesh

April 29, 2016
Relatives and friends attend the funeral prayer of Bangladeshi activist Xulhaz Mannan in Dhaka on April 26, 2016. Two leading gay rights activists were hacked to death on April 25, at an apartment in Bangladesh's capital, police said, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. (Rehman Asad/AFP/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Randy Berry, the State Department’s first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons.

Europe Shows Signs Of Growth, But Just Barely

April 29, 2016
Protesters hold a banner depicting a mock Euro banknote during a protest in Athens marking the 24-hours civil servants' strike on April 7, 2016. Greece's largest public sector union ADEDY called for the strike to protest against the government's planned pension reforms. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

The 19 countries that use the Euro showed modest growth in the first quarter, according to new data out Friday.

Layoffs – And Lucifer – Grab Headlines On Campaign Trail

April 29, 2016
epublican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a campaign rally at the Century Center on April 28, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders announced he will lay off several hundred staffers, while Ted Cruz was called “Lucifer in the flesh.”

Music From The Show

April 28, 2016

From Broods to Mountains.

Using Video Games To Help Stroke Victims Recover

April 28, 2016
With the support of a physical therapy student, a stroke patient works her way through a level of the game V-Step. (Todd Bookman/WHYY)

There’s growing scientific evidence suggesting that these types of games may improve physical therapy outcomes.

From Capitol Hill To The Silver Screen

April 28, 2016
Treat Williams and Robert Mrazek attend a special screening of "The Congressman" at The Bryant Park Hotel on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Congressman)

In the new film “The Congressman,” actor Treat Williams (left) plays Charlie Winship, a congressman based on Robert Mrazek (right).

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