With the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend, On Point examined jazz in modern America — where it is and where it’s going — with jazz great Terence Blanchard and up-and-comer Jonathan Batiste.
Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello has long been known for its high-energy live performances. On the band's new album, frontman Eugene Hütz declares that "borders are scars on the face of the planet." Here & Now spoke with Hütz.
Margaret Glaspy is a northern California native who now lives in New York City, but she came of age as a musician in the acoustic scene here in Boston. Check out her live performance for Radio Boston.
Most people recognize the 1969 hit "Everybody’s Talkin'," but the popular and talented man behind the song is largely forgotten. This week, RCA released a 17-disk boxed set of Nilsson's work.
Each week NPR's Stephen Thompson brings Here & Now something new to listen to. This week he chose Laura Veirs. "There's a real timeless, ageless sweetness to the way she sings," Thompson said.
Oregon is launching a $3.2 million campaign to try to attract young people to sign up for the new health insurance exchange.
If Col. T.E. Lawrence, a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia, could see the news out of the Middle East today, he'd probably say, "I told you so." On Point spoke with the author of a new biography about Lawrence.
With Martha's Vineyard Book Festival this weekend, Here & Now sat down with two authors who both make the Vineyard their home year-round.
Robert Griffin III has played just one season for the Washington Redskins but that didn't stop Dave Sheinin from penning a book about the NFL's rising star.
Advisory: The following trailer contains profanity and partial nudity.
Netflix's new original series is based on the life of Piper Kerman, a Smith graduate and self-described WASP who goes to prison for 13 months when her past catches up with her. Here & Now spoke with Kerman herself.
"Saint Hoods" is a production of the Discovery Channel, and has already gotten criticism for featuring one of Bulger's alleged associates, Patrick Nee. Radio Boston spoke with the show's executive producer.
Mark Kitchell's new film is "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet" is a sweeping exploration of 50 years of environmental activism. Radio Boston spoke with the documentary filmmaker.
'Tis the season for family reunions! On Point looked at the health and significance of those extended family get-togethers.
This program aired on August 3, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.