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A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.

Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, the show’s daily lineup includes interviews with NPR reporters, editors and bloggers, as well as leading newsmakers, innovators and artists from across the U.S. and around the globe.

The film “Dateline – Saigon” tells the story of five young journalists who struggled to get the truth out about what was going on, and the extent of American involvement, during the early years of the Vietnam War.

The five men profiled in the film would all go on to win Pulitzer Prizes – David Halberstam of the New York Times, UPI’s Neil Sheehan and the Associated Press’s Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett and Horst Faas.

The number of people using bicycles to get to and from work has more than doubled since 2009. Take Washington D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood. Recent census data show one out of every 10 work trips originating in Shaw is on a bicycle, leading to calls for better bike lanes there.

Have you ever opened your closet and wondered why you bought that hideous sweater? Well, it turns out that maybe you weren’t responsible. Instead, the culprit may be science.

In a new article in The Atlantic, Eleanor Smith delves into the science behind many purchases, looking at 13 different scientific studies that add up to big bucks for retailers, particularly during the holiday season.

How The Holiday Shopping Season Is Changing

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Cyber Monday may be giving way to Cyber Week, and Black Friday is losing its importance, as more retailers offer deals through the month of November and more shopping is being done online. Jill Schlesinger of CBS News speaks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about the shift in the holiday shopping season.

Ice, flooding and earthquakes – Oklahoma saw all three over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As residents wait for the power lines to thaw and the floodwaters to recede, Here & Now’s Indira Lakshmanan, speaks with state climatologist Gary McManus about the extreme weather conditions, and whether this is the new normal for the state.

Jury selection begins today in the first of six trials of Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in April after being arrested and suffering a serious injury while in police custody.

The six officers are all being tried separately. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has said that with these trials, “everything is at stake. The future of the city is at stake.”

Leaders from around the world pledged their determination to slow down climate change, as the 21st UN Climate Change Conference, or COP21, kicks off in Paris.

The climate talks comes at a time when China and India are facing their worst smog problems in history and the world is seeing the effects of climate change on national security.

Kobe Bryant's 20th Season Will Be His Last

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After leading the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles, Kobe Bryant’s last few seasons have been plagued by injury. Yesterday, the 37-year-old he announced what many had expected – the 2015-2016 season will be his last.

Bryant will retire as the NBA’s third-leading scorer of all time and he’s a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks about Kobe Bryant’s career with ESPN NBA analyst Kevin Arnovitz.

The outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia is known for its approach to environmental and social responsibility. The Ventura, California-based company actually encourages its customers to repair Patagonia items instead of buying new ones.

But four years ago, internal audits found some of its suppliers in Taiwan were engaged in human trafficking and forced labor of workers. Where is Patagonia now on sweatshop labor and corporate responsibility? Here & Now’s Indira Lakshmanan asks CEO Rose Marcario.

The University of Chicago has canceled classes today over fears of possible gun violence there. The FBI told the school that someone posted a threat online against the campus quad for this morning at 10 a.m.

Over the past few weeks, colleges in Washington and Kentucky have also been shut because of threats, and schools in Philadelphia were on alert because of online postings.

Police say they are unsure about the location of a shooter in an attack near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs that left three officers injured.

A witness says she heard as many as 20 shots in less than five minutes and saw an officer fall to the ground Friday during the shooting.

Denise Speller, manager of a nearby haircut salon, told The Gazette of Colorado Springs that she saw another officer kneel down to render aid to the officer who fell.

Cuban-born chef, medieval scholar and chocolate expert Maricel Presilla has spent her life studying the culinary intersections of the old and new world. One of her favorite subjects is mole.

The version of the sauce with lots of hot chili peppers, combined with chocolate, is known as mole poblano. It was created, legend has it, in 16th century Mexico to season a turkey dish, so it will be great for Thanksgiving leftovers.

We revisit Here & Now host Meghna Chakrabarti’s conversation with Maricel Presilla in December 2013.

Diabetes affects a rapidly growing number of people in the U.S. With each new case, there are risks of complications and costly care.

It’s estimated that the average person with diabetes spends 2.3 times more on medical care than those without the disease. But that spending can be lowered if patients take care of themselves.

Why don’t more patients sit down with doctors and dietitians to learn about managing the disease? Sarah Jane Tribble of Here & Now contributor WCPN reports getting that help can be confusing.

In Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer‘s new book, he passionately argues that when issuing its rulings, the court must consider the world beyond our national frontiers.

There’s an obvious and immediate tension here. The court’s duty is to interpret the constitutionality of American law. Breyer’s critics would say any consideration of international issues, politics or law subverts the primacy of the U.S. Constitution.

This year marks the centennial of the last log drives on the Connecticut River. From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, logs up to 30 feet long were floated 300 miles downriver to sawmills in Massachusetts and Connecticut to build the cities of 19th century New England.

Jon Kalish brought Here & Now this story about two Vermonters who are keeping the history alive by chronicling the history of the drives.