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William "W.R." Tisdale's wife Cynthia was one of 10 people killed in the Texas school shooting. She was also his full-time caregiver, after W.R. was diagnosed with a life-threatening lung...
As the saying goes, making predictions is hard — especially about the future. Is it possible to do it well?
Admission preferences should be based on class rather than race, writes Rich Barlow.
In 1998, an openly gay University of Wyoming student was brutally murdered for being gay. Robbed, beaten and left to die in Laramie, his murder drew an international spotlight to...
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, writes Jay Baruch, but can an old dog teach its owners something new about being human?
U.S. policies must recognize the role immigrants play in advocating for greater tolerance and diversity in their countries of origin, writes Ismar Volić.
Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat on the Supreme Court. Nikki Haley heads for the exits. Hurricane Michael threatens lives. The weekly news roundtable digs in.
Some lawmakers seek to prevent many people from voting ahead of this fall’s midterms. Those efforts don’t show up in polls, but could affect the results.
At 19 years old, John Kaag visited the Swiss mountains where the philosopher wrote some of his most important works. Some 20 years later, he went back.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with a homeless family from Nigeria and Jill Replogle, Orange County reporter for KPCC, about Southern California's homelessness crisis.
It’s not easy to apologize well, writes Molly Howes, but it’s not mysterious either.
James Allison won the Nobel Prize for his landmark work on the immune system and cancer treatment. We’ll talk with him and other top researchers on where we are in...
In his latest book of essays, Jabari Asim takes on America's complicated past and present when it comes to race and racism.
Julie Paez recently moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, to start over after being shot twice during a shooting at her office Christmas party in San Bernardino, California, in 2015.
Each year, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta draws hundreds of hot air balloons from around the world, and for some, like Troy and Savannah Bradley, it's a family affair.
The idea that voting is our only recourse ignores the reality of how progress has been achieved over the course of U.S. history, writes Miles Howard.
We are running a relay, from sea to shining sea and back again, for as long as it takes, and we will get there, writes Anita Diamant.
Nicole Chung tells the complicated story of transracial adoption in a new memoir.
The head of the commission rolling out the state's new marijuana market also said it is likely any social consumption of marijuana will be limited to vaping and edibles.
Three years ago the city adopted a new approach to try to keep people from remaining homeless for long stretches of time. Hundreds of people have been helped, but the...