Monday, October 7th 2013
From E.S.T. to Hearts.
Ben Franklin is arguably the most famous American ever. His youngest sister Jane is mostly lost to history. But Harvard historian Jill Lepore tells her story in a new book.
If lawmakers fail to raise the nation's debt ceiling by October 17th, the government will run out of money to pay its bills. We take a look at what happens...
New York Yankee's third baseman Alex Rodriguez filed two lawsuits last week. On Thursday he sued the MLB and on Friday he sued doctors who he says mishandled his medical...
Alfonso Cuaron’s stunning space adventure, “Gravity,” crushed October box office records with a $55.6 million North American weekend debut. What did Warner Bros. do right?
After two measles cases were diagnosed last month in Boston, public health officials warned the disease can spread fast among the unvaccinated.
Randy Schekman is one of three scientists sharing the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He talks about the win, and the need for government investment in science.
It appears Democrats and Republicans are hardening their positions on ending the government shutdown that resulted from a disagreement over funding the Affordable Care Act.
This week, NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song "Renaissance" by the Brooklyn band San Fermin, the brain child of a classically-trained pianist.
Conservationists along the border are turning trash into park benches and other construction materials. It's part of a program to clean up garbage before the rainy season.
Marina Shifrin quit her job with a YouTube video, by dancing to Kanye West and airing her grievances in subtitles. Here & Now catches up with her to see how...
Karl Taro Greenfeld gave himself the challenge of doing his daughter's homework alongside her for one week. He found it impossible, and questions the value of the work.
The Libyan government says it wants to prosecute Libyan citizens at home, and has asked the U.S. for "clarifications" in the abduction of an alleged al-Qaida leader by U.S. commandos.
It does not appear that the raid by Navy SEALs in Somalia on Saturday resulted in the killing or capture of a Kenyan man named Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir.