Here & Now

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  • Hosted by Robin Young

Here & Now brings you the news that breaks after Morning Edition, and before All Things Considered. Produced at WBUR in Boston, and hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, as well as features on arts and culture. 

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The media shapes public perception about current events, but that doesn’t mean we all see or hear the same things. A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a platform for “studying media ecosystems” that reveals how news events are framed by media outlets around the world.

Natural history collections serve as a time capsule of sorts, preserving life on Earth. And these collections — birds, bones, stones — always carry the fingerprints of those who collected the specimens. Their passions, interests and hard work become part of what’s stored in flash display cases or dusty drawers.

So when a collection’s future is threatened, it gets personal.

This week, United made its last flight on a Boeing 747 aircraft. Delta will be retiring the 747 by the end of the year, which means no North American passenger airlines will operate the “Queen of the Sky.”

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Clive Irving, aviation correspondent for The Daily Beast and author of the book “Wide-Body: The Triumph of the 747,” about the end of the 747 era.

A New Use For Polytrauma Treatment

Nov 10, 2017

Treating American service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan has caused a new military emphasis on polytrauma, a medical term meaning more than one serious injury.

The lessons learned from treating those complex wounds demanded a new model of care that today is helping veterans and active-duty military heal — whether they have seen combat or not. Wendy Rigby (@TPRWendy) from Texas Public Radio has the story.

It’s truffle season, a time when many upscale restaurants incorporate white and black truffles into their dishes.

Regalis Foods founder Ian Purkayastha (@IanPurkayastha) has had a longtime love affair with truffles. He joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss his memoir “Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground.”

Top Senate Republicans are calling for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside if allegations published Thursday by The Washington Post are true.

This year like any other, people are debating whether or not to get vaccinated for the flu. Researchers and manufacturers of the vaccine are trying to find a way to produce a more effective product.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young finds out about efforts to develop a better flu vaccine from Helen Branswell (@helenbranswell) of STAT.

When President Trump was asked about the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that killed 26 and injured 20, he brought up the fact that a man nearby grabbed his rifle and ran to the church.

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As the world’s population continues to rise, farmers are looking for innovative ways to increase crop yields. Sometimes the methods are high-tech.

What's Going On In Saudi Arabia?

Nov 7, 2017

Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of “direct military aggression” for supplying Houthi rebels in Yemen with missiles. Iran and Saudi Arabia are vying for influence and power in the region, and they’re engaged in proxy wars in Yemen and other countries, now seeming to involve Lebanon.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Wilson Center analyst Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2).

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