Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Recent headlines out of West Africa have been flooded with the news of the Ebola outbreak, shifting the attention away from the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls, aimed at rescuing nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
On Friday, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister said that negotiations to get the girls back were underway and that their release was imminent.
Fall is in full swing and Here & Nowresident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking about fall fruit.
Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Kathy brings suggestions for livening up a spicy salad with fruit, as well as poaching pears and using pomegranate juice and seeds to liven up fall carrots.
Kathy shares some of her favorite recipes featuring fall fruits:
Google’s YouTube may soon offer users a subscription that allows them to watch videos free of advertisements, according to the Wall Street Journal, as other companies that require payment, from Netflix to Hulu and Amazon, continue to draw more viewers.
CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins Here & Nowhost Robin Young to discuss this potential move.
A lone shooter was dead Friday after an attack at a high school north of Seattle, police said.
Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the shooter was a student, but he did not have any additional information including where the shooting took place and if anyone else was killed or wounded.
Many students and staff members were seen walking out of Marysville Pilchuck High School, about 30 miles north of Seattle, after police and ambulance crews surrounded the campus. Lamoureux said police were going room by room, searching the school to make sure it was safe.
The University of Michigan Wolverines go up against the Michigan State University Spartans this weekend. It’s a rivalry that goes back decades, and the week before the game is peak prank season. Last year, MSU’s Spartan statue was painted gold and blue by rogue Michigan fans. This year, Michigan let its guard down.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Kate Wells of Michigan Radio explains.
Dallas nurse Nina Pham got a hug from President Obama at the White House this afternoon, after being declared Ebola free. She was one of the nurses who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and was successfully treated at the clinical research center of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to appeal to a Chinese audience recently by speaking in Mandarin. Some audience members appreciated the gesture, others did not. Derek Thompson of The Atlantic spoke with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about how many business leaders are learning Chinese, and whether it can help a business.
Derek Thompson, business editor for The Atlantic. He tweets @DKThomp.
Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 11:21 am
This week saw the release of “Aretha Franklin Sings the Diva Classics,” with Franklin singing songs made famous by Adele, Barbra Streisand and Etta James. Here & Now pop culture critic Renee Graham joins host Robin Young to take a listen to the album.
Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 1:39 pm
Canada’s Parliament is back to business today, less than 24 hours after a lone shooter killed a soldier at the country’s War Memorial, and was later killed by Parliament’s Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, inside a crowded hallway.
Members of Parliament broke into spontaneous applause that lasted minutes as Vickers entered the floor of the House of Commons. He held back tears as hundreds of MPs honored what many are calling heroic actions that saved many lives.
This week public health officials proposed banning all marijuana-infused edibles except for hard candy and liquid drops, but backed away from the idea after critics said it would violate the state’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.
A working group has until next year to come up with ways to regulate the sale of edibles, which now constitutes up to 40 percent of the lucrative marijuana industry in Colorado.
Retail giant Target is offering free shipping and bolstering advertising in an attempt to bring in business over the holiday season, amid slowing sales, a troubled expansion in Canada and last year’s massive data breach.
CNN’s Maggie Lake joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to talk more about this business move and what it means for customers.
Two Dallas hospital nurses are still receiving treatment for Ebola after the contracted the virus while treating a patient who became infected with the disease while visiting Liberia.
The infected patients in the U.S. have caused national panic and last week, President Obama appointed Ron Klain as the “Ebola czar.” But the onset of panic and the nomination of a czar has brought attention to the fact that there is currently no U.S. surgeon general in office. While President Obama nominated Dr. Vivel Murthy to the office a year ago, he is still awaiting Senate confirmation.