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Hip Hop Community Responds To Ferguson

August 22, 2014
Lauryn Hill performs onstage during the Amnesty International Concert presented by the CBGB Festival at Barclays Center on February 5, 2014 in New York City. (Don Emmert/Getty Images)

Lauryn Hill’s song “Black Rage” is one of several released in response to the shooting and protests in Ferguson.

L.A. Considers Cash Prizes To Combat Dismal Voter Turnout

August 22, 2014
Citizens vote on Election Day at Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

The city’s ethics commission has supported a plan to use a random drawing to reward people who come to the ballot box.

Travel Restrictions Tightened Amid Ebola Fears

August 22, 2014
A doctor of the national public health institute takes the temperature of a man at the airport, in Abidjan, on August 13, 2014, as part of protective measures against the Ebola virus. The Ivory Coast announced on August 11 that it has banned all flights from countries hit by Ebola as part of steps to prevent the deadly virus from reaching the West African nation. (Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images)

Countries continue to impose travel restrictions, even though the World Health Organization has not recommended them.

Aspiring Opera Singer Mines For ‘Bering Sea Gold’

August 22, 2014
Emily Riedel pans for gold on board the boat Steve's World on Ice. (Tim Beers, Jr./Discovery Communications)

In the annals of scary jobs, Emily Riedel’s must be near the top. The 26-year-old is captain of a boat looking for gold at the bottom of an icy Alaska sea.

New Restrictions On Hydrocodone To Take Effect

August 22, 2014
Hydrocodone pills, also known as Vicodin, are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (Toby Talbot/AP)

Hundreds of medicines contain hydrocodone, the addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

From Steel To Beer: Revitalizing Pennsylvania

August 22, 2014
Ruckus Brewing Company plans to renovate the former Neuweiler Brewery in Allentown, Pa. into a contract brewing facility, brew pub, and commercial office space. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

People are hoping that one of America’s oldest industries can help revitalize some of the state’s post-industrial downtowns.

Supporters Of Haiti’s Former President Try To Block His Arrest

August 22, 2014
Supporters of former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide hold pictures of Aristide during a protest outside his residence on August 21, 2014 in Port-au-Prince to prevent any attempt to arrest him. Aristide, accused of corruption, money laundering, illicit drug trafficking, is now the subject of an order of arrest after failing to answer a summons to appear in court on August 13th. (Hector Retamal/AFP)

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who returned to Haiti in 2011 after years of exile, is accused of corruption and drug trafficking.

After Foley, How To Protect Journalists In Conflict?

August 22, 2014
American freelance journalist James Foley is pictured in November 2012 while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. (Nicole Tung/ via AP)

Th U.S. refuses to pay ransom for hostages, but that doesn’t stop terrorist groups from continuing to kidnap journalists in conflict areas.

Britain’s Hunt For James Foley’s Killer

August 22, 2014
Journalist James Foley is pictured in Aleppo, Syria, in September, 2012. (Manu Brabo/ via AP)

The BBC’s Jonathan Marcus discusses the investigation into the video, and concerns about British nationals being radicalized.

Music From The Show

August 21, 2014

From Just Brothers to Mister Wives.

Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes

August 21, 2014
The tomato bounty from Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst's garden in Maine. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Resident chef Kathy Gunst has all sorts of ideas for how to cook with summer tomatoes. She shares several recipes.

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

August 21, 2014
New recruits swear in during the Army Reserve Mega Event in Whitehall, Ohio, June 22, 2013. (Andrew Baba/U.S. Army)

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

CDC Director On Release Of American Ebola Patients

August 21, 2014
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, before the House subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing on "Combating the Ebola Threat." (Molly Riley/AP)

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses recovery and release of the American patients.

St. Louis Radio Personality Opens Airwaves For Ferguson Community

August 21, 2014
Radio station Hot 104.1 St. Louis tweeted this photo of DJ Boogie D (right) and record producer Benzino making the "hands up don't shoot" pose. (Twitter)

Hot 104.1 DJ Boogie D discusses why he turned off the music and gave residents the opportunity to voice their concerns on the radio.

North Carolina Lawmakers Approve Plan For Coal Ash

August 21, 2014
Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, collects water samples from the Dan River, Feb. 5, 2014, as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Eden, N.C. Documents and interviews collected by The Associated Press show how Duke’s lobbyists prodded Republican legislators to tuck a 330-word provision in a regulatory reform bill running nearly 60 single-spaced pages. Though the bill never once mentions coal ash, the change allowed Duke to avoid any costly cleanup of contaminated groundwater leaching from its unlined dumps toward rivers, lakes and the drinking wells of nearby homeowners. (Gerry Broome/AP)

Six months after a coal ash spill, state lawmakers have approved a plan to regulate the ashes left over from burning coal.

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