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Science-Loving Teens From Ghana And D.C. Geek Out Together

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:35:53 -0400

They competed in the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. We got to know the team that worked on a water purifier using neem leaves and ... cilantro.

Remembering Chuck Barris, Self-Proclaimed 'King Of Daytime Television'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400

Barris, who died Tuesday in New York, created The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, and later wrote the autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Originally broadcast in 1986.

An 'Intimate Portrait' Of Dorothy Day, The Catholic Activist With A Bohemian Past

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400

Kate Hennessy drew from family letters, diaries and memories in writing Dorothy Day, a biography of her late grandmother. Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement and is now a candidate for sainthood.

Commission That Helps Rural Alaskans Is On Trump's Chopping Block

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:52:00 -0400

The Denali Commission helps rural Alaskans, but has also been criticized as wasteful. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson hears more from Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.

Muldrow Meets Mingus

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:51:05 -0400

Vocalist and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow's interpretive tribute to Charles Mingus aligns with the Afrocentric current that flows through underground hip-hop, avant-R&B and psychedelic soul.

From 'Hamilton' To 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Meet The Man Behind The Music

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:40:00 -0400

Musician Alex Lacamoire has put together an impressive resume over the past decade. He joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about his life and career.

South Korea Tries To Raise Sewol Ferry Nearly 3 Years After Deadly Sinking

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:38:00 -0400

More than 300 people perished in the disaster, mostly high school students on a field trip. Investigators hope to better understand why the ship sank once the Sewol is raised and put in dry dock.

Latin Musicians Bring A Message Of Resistance To SXSW

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:36:15 -0400

A spirit of protest motivated many Latin bands at this year's festival. Hear thoughts and music from some of the artists who performed, including Gina Chavez and members of Ozomatli and Fea.

AT&T, Verizon Take Ads Off Google Over Extremist Videos

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:33:00 -0400

The companies say they're acting after their ads were placed on YouTube videos with extremist content.

Kendrick Lamar Hints At His Forthcoming Testament

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30:00 -0400

The bigger question is not when, but how Lamar's next LP will make a connection between God and gangsta rap.

Can Cardboard Boxes Save Infants' Lives?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:24:00 -0400

Since January, about 3,800 New Jersey parents have opted to lay their infants to sleep in simple cardboard boxes.

Philippines Considers Lowering Age Of Criminal Responsibility To 9

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:13:00 -0400

Spurred by President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to be tough on crime, legislators in the Philippines are considering lowering the age that juveniles are tried as adults for crime.

Investigation Into Trump And Russia Just Got Cloudier

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:12:00 -0400

The chair of the House Intelligence Committee says President Trump's aides may have been monitored incidentally during the presidential transition.

Trump Ally Goes From 'No' To 'Yes' On GOP Health Care Plan

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:06:00 -0400

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Lou Barletta explains what changed in the Republican health care proposal to get him to support it.

Census Considers Middle East/North Africa Box For Race

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:52:00 -0400

The U.S. Census Bureau is proposing changes to the way it categorizes race. Here & Now's Robin Young hears more from Arwa Mahdawi, writer for The Guardian.