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Google Glass: Is It Worth The Hype?

April 15, 2014
This promotional image of Google Glass appears on the purchase page. The device is being offered for sale to the general U.S. public today only. (Google)

Google’s wearable computing device goes on sale today for U.S. residents – for one day only. We look at whether it’s worth the $1,500.

Two Marathon Bombing Survivors Develop Lasting Bond

April 15, 2014
Heather Abbott, left, and Roseann Sdoia are both amputees who developed a lasting bond after last year’s bombing. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Roseann Sdoia and Heather Abbott had been acquainted before the bombing, but became fast friends after they were both injured.

NATO Weighs Options In Ukraine

April 15, 2014

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization want to show they back allies in the region, but don’t want to provoke Russia into further escalation.

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

April 15, 2014
"Middle Eastern-Style Meatballs with Spiced Yogurt-Mint Sauce" is among four recipes our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

Amid Strong Emotions, Boston Prepares For Upcoming Marathon

April 15, 2014
Master Sgt. Kenneth Huddleston, with the federal Department of Homeland Security’s mobile training unit, identifies a fake bomb under the hood of a car during a recent training session. (Deborah Becker/WBUR)

WBUR’s Deborah Becker reports on how the city is preparing for this year’s race, a year after the bombing.

Tensions Grow In Eastern Ukraine As President Initiates ‘Military Operation’

April 15, 2014

Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov says the goal of his new offensive is to “root out separatists.”

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies

April 15, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is shown, March 22, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it’s easy to fool the IRS, but there’s one catch: “you have to be rich.” He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

Chelsea Manning Named Marshal Of Gay Pride Parade

April 15, 2014
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, after a hearing in his court martial. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

The decision to make the convicted soldier an “honorary grand marshal” of the San Francisco gay pride celebration is causing a stir.

Boston Marks Marathon Bombing Anniversary

April 15, 2014
Runner's shoes are laid out in a display titled, 'Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial' in the Boston Public Library to commemorate the 2013 Boston Maraton bombings, on April 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Area residents, victims’ families and dignitaries are coming together today to mark the solemn anniversary.

Music From The Show

April 14, 2014

From Mono to Maserati.

How To Start Conversations With Total Strangers

April 14, 2014
Rob Baedeker and Chris Colin are the authors of "What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss." (Ilana Diamond)

If you’ve ever failed at trying to start a conversation with an intriguing looking person at a party, these authors can help.

‘Blood Moon’ Begins Series Of Lunar Eclipses

April 14, 2014
Path of the Moon through Earth's umbral and penumbral shadows during the Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15, 2014. (Fred Espenak via

Stargazers are in for a treat if they’re willing to stay up late tonight. A rare lunar eclipse will begin around 2 a.m. Eastern time.

Development Forces Out Pronghorn Antelope

April 14, 2014
A housing subdivision, a golf course and roads are named after the antelope that have been squeezed out by development. (Laurel Morales/Fronteras Desk)

The number of pronghorn antelope is falling, especially in one of the fastest-growing areas in the Southwest: Prescott Valley, Arizona.

What’s Behind The Nasdaq Biotech Sell-Off

April 14, 2014

The Nasdaq fell 3 percent and on Friday it fell again. Many are nervous that we could be in the middle of a tech bubble.

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

April 14, 2014
One memorable moment in the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing was an erroneous report by CNN and others, two days after the bombing, that an arrest had been made. (Screenshot from CNN)

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

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