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The news you need to know today — and the stories that will stick with you tomorrow. Plus, special series and behind-the-scenes extras from Here & Now hosts Robin Young, Scott Tong and Deepa Fernandes with help from Producer Chris Bentley and the team at NPR and WBUR.

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The news you need to know today — and the stories that will stick with you tomorrow. Plus, special series and behind-the-scenes extras from Here & Now hosts Robin Young, Scott Tong and Deepa Fernandes with help from Producer Chris Bentley and the team at NPR and WBUR.

    Rents dropped last month. But will the trend continue?; Hunter Biden's laptop

    Rents dropped last month. But will the trend continue?; Hunter Biden's laptop

    Law professor Kimberly Wehle recaps what the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 has revealed in recent months and what to look out for as it continues its investigation. Then, apartment rents dropped for the first time in two years in August. Roben Farzad of Public Radio's "Full Disclosure" talks about whether renters can expect this trend to continue. And, New York Magazine Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi explains why mainstream media should have paid more attention to the story of Hunter Biden's laptop and what she learned after viewing its supposed contents.

    • 25 min
    Sigourney Weaver's new movie 'The Good House'; Major Taylor's cycling legacy lives on

    Sigourney Weaver's new movie 'The Good House'; Major Taylor's cycling legacy lives on

    After Hurricane Ian rocked Sarasota County, Florida, the area is beginning recovery efforts. Jamie Carson, communications director for the county, joins us. Then, Sigourney Weaver joins us to discuss her new movie "The Good House," in which she plays Hildy Good, a woman trying to recover from alcoholism and care for her family and business. Plus, Black-led bike clubs carry on cyclist Major Taylor's legacy while carving out an inclusive space in Missouri's bicycling community. KCUR's Luke Martin reports.

    • 22 min
    Dropkick Murphys' new album puts a spin on Woody Guthrie; Nord Stream pipeline leaks

    Dropkick Murphys' new album puts a spin on Woody Guthrie; Nord Stream pipeline leaks

    Todd Dunn, a public information officer for Charlotte County, Florida talks about how the county is preparing for Hurricane Ian. And, three leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines that run under the Baltic Sea between Russia and Europe were most likely caused by explosions near the pipeline that happened almost simultaneously. NPR's Jackie Northam explains why European leaders say it's Russian sabotage. And, Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey talks about their new album "This Machine Still Kills Fascists," which sets previously unpublished Woody Guthrie songs to new music.

    • 23 min
    Black bluegrass musician Arnold Shultz's forgotten legacy; Preparing for a hurricane

    Black bluegrass musician Arnold Shultz's forgotten legacy; Preparing for a hurricane

    As Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida, residents in several counties are under an evacuation order. Hillsborough County Fire Chief Dennis Jones describes how local residents are preparing for the region's biggest hurricane in 101 years. Then, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business professor Jeremy Siegel explains why the Federal Reserve's policy of hiking interest rates could lead to a major recession. And, many credit Bill Monroe as the "father" of Bluegrass. But when you listen to his music, you hear echoes of the man who mentored Monroe — Arnold Shultz, the son of a formerly enslaved man in Ohio Country, Kentucky. Among those working to restore that legacy is Dr. Richard Brown, a dentist and acclaimed mandolin player.

    • 24 min
    How Arizona and other states are moving to restrict abortion access; Protests in Iran

    How Arizona and other states are moving to restrict abortion access; Protests in Iran

    Russian protestors are still demonstrating following President Vladimir Putin's announcement last week of troop mobilization. More than 100 protesters have already been detained. We learn more with NPR's Charles Maynes. Then, we get an Iran news roundup with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh. Protests continue in the country over the death of a woman held in police custody for not wearing a headscarf. And, we talk about the latest in state abortion rules: An Arizona judge allowed a state law that bans nearly all abortions. Washington Post health reporter Rachel Roubein joins us. Plus, more details are coming to light about a welfare fraud scandal that funneled money to former NFL player Brett Farve, among others. Mississippi Today reporter Anna Wolfe tells us more.

    • 22 min
    Fight over banned books plays out; More than 20 quadrillion ants live on Earth

    Fight over banned books plays out; More than 20 quadrillion ants live on Earth

    On Friday, House Republicans launched their "Commitment to America" agenda. NBC senior congressional reporter Scott Wong and Politico national political reporter Holly Otterbein join us to speak about the agenda and latest on Senate and Governor races in Pennsylvania. Then, it's banned books week, and residents across U.S. communities weigh in on what it means to see books being pulled from shelves in schools and public libraries. Jonathan Friedman, director of free expression and education programs at PEN America, joins us. And, a new study shows that there are 20 quadrillion ants on Earth, and that's a conservative estimate. Entomologist Adam Hart joins us to talk about the study and what all those ants mean.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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Who moved my cheese??

What happened to my two full daily episodes of H&N? This curated “best of” may be liked by some but It’s not easy to listen to the full 2 hours on demand from WBUR website. No ability to play at 1.5x or 2x speeds. Please bring back 2 full episodes as option on apple podcasts. I’m in withdrawal.

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Prefer the old format

The new format only covers some of the news. I preferred the old format so much more.

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Let’s call this a failed trial run. Bring back the full hour podcast. I can get sound bites from t.v. Please!

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