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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.

Congress continues to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

This week the film about those attacks is being released on DVD. It’s also available on demand. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff.

We revisit Zuckoff’s conversation with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson from last January.

Cleveland cut Golden State’s lead to 2-1 in the NBA Finals with a 120-90 win last night in Cleveland. Game 4 is Friday night, also in Cleveland. Cavaliers’ star LeBron James poured in 32 points last night and the Warriors’ Stephen Curry, the league MVP, had another sub-par game.

We get the latest update on the series from Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca.

In the U.S., an average trip to the Emergency Room costs more than $1,200. A one-month stay in a nursing home will run about $7,000 a month.

These skyrocketing costs, coupled with the nation’s aging population, are pushing the government to reign in Medicare spending and improve the health of older Americans.

A program that links health care and other services to affordable housing complexes in Vermont is doing both. As Nina Keck of Here & Now contributor Vermont Public Radio reports, it may become a model for other states.

The Syrian Army, helped by Russia, is advancing toward Raqqa, the ISIS stronghold in northern Syria. At the same time, the U.S. is backing the Syrian Democratic forces who are assaulting another city held by ISIS in the region, the city of Manbij, near the border with Turkey.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young hears the latest from Syria-based Reuters reporter John Davison.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is in Washington today ahead of the Washington, D.C. primary on Tuesday.

Sanders is also meeting with President Barack Obama, where they are expected to discuss how Sanders’ plans to approach the rest of the campaign and the Democratic convention next month.

NPR’s Ailsa Chang joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss what the meeting will mean for Sanders, and how it will shape the remainder of the Democratic race.

When you get home from work, you should be relieved and relaxed, right? Instead, a lot of people end up arguing with their partners. Experts say it’s because different people need different things after a stressful day on the job, some want to talk about what happened, others need quiet time.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Curt Nickisch of the Harvard Business Review about what the research tells us about the best way to navigate those differences.

Young boxers in Louisville, Kentucky are remembering Muhammad Ali this week. The boxing legend and humanitarian died last week at the age of 74.

Ali grew up in Louisville. And as Jake Ryan from Here & Now contributor WFPL in Louisville reports, local boxers are finding inspiration from Ali well beyond the ring.

The Supreme Court handed down several decisions today, though not in any of the three most prominent cases still pending this term. The three outstanding cases are all out of Texas: on abortion, affirmative action, and immigration.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court for Slate, about today’s decisions and what’s left at the court this term.

There are now more than 800,000 signatures on an online petition calling for Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench, after his controversial decision to sentence convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner to six months in prison, compared to the maximum 14 years that Turner could have faced.

It’s a sentence that has widely been seen as lenient, and Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Northwestern University Law Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer about how this compares to other sentences in the case of rape.

India's Prime Minister Speaks To Congress

Jun 8, 2016

Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to the United States features a speech to a joint session of Congress. Modi heads the world’s largest democracy, and is the fifth Indian leader to make such a speech since 1985.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Michael Kugleman on what this visit means for relations between the two countries.

1968 was a landmark year in American history. There were riots, assassinations and protests against the war in Vietnam. And it all affected the presidential election that year.

A new book from author Michael A. Cohen digs into the big political players in that drama, and argues that what happened in that 1968 campaign is still being reflected in the politics of today – and this year’s presidential election. Cohen joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.”

The New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore announced in a memo this week that it is increasing the annual salary it pays to first-year lawyers, from $160,000 to $180,000, for the first time in nea

Treating Diabetes With Light

Jun 8, 2016

For many people with diabetes, needles are a blessing and a curse. They make it possible to keep blood sugar levels in check with insulin. But they also make injection rituals uncomfortable, even painful. A Missouri researcher may have found a way to ease their plight with light. Alex Smith from Here & Now contributor KCUR’s Heartland Health Monitor and The Pulse reports.

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The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit that began 140 years ago to provide New York City children with an outdoor summer experience. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with executive director Fatima Shama about how the program has changed since then – and how it’s stayed the same.

Like millions of Americans growing up in the 1960s, author Davis Miller was inspired by Muhammad Ali. Although he wouldn’t know it until years later, Ali helped Miller overcome depression and a series of personal tragedies throughout the writer’s childhood.