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Geri Allen On Piano Jazz

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:46pm

An unequivocal jazz figure, we remember and celebrate Geri Allen's genre-bending influence on contemporary jazz.

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McDonald's Says It's Ditching Plastic Straws In U.K. And Ireland

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:46pm

McDonald's also says it will test alternatives to plastic straws in some restaurants in the U.S. and several other countries later this year.

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Harvard Accused Of 'Racial Balancing': Lawsuit Says Asian-Americans Treated Unfairly

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:44pm

Harvard says it doesn't discriminate — and it notes that the suit is backed by the same activist who challenged the University of Texas' affirmative action policy.

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Credibility Concerns Lead NIH To End Study Of Alcohol's Health Effects

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:03pm

Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH canceled the study.

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SAT And ACT Now Optional For Admission To University Of Chicago

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:52pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with the school's dean of admissions about why it made the move, and whether other top-tier universities might do the same.

Christian Group Calls Out Fellow Evangelicals Who Have Embraced Trump

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Don Golden, executive director of Red Letter Christians, about the group and why it takes issue with some conservative evangelicals.

Remembering D.J. Fontana, The Drummer For Elvis Presley's Band

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:38pm

Fontana, who died Wednesday, played on some of Presley's biggest hits, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and "All Shook Up." Originally broadcast in 1987.

Remembering War Photographer David Douglas Duncan

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:38pm

Duncan, who died at 102, was a Marine officer and combat photographer during World War II. Later he photographed the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Originally broadcast in 1990.

A Filmmaker's 'Quest' For A Quiet Family Portrait Is Pierced By Unforeseen Trauma

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:38pm

Jonathan Olshefski spent 10 years filming Christopher Rainey and his family, who run a recording studio in North Philadelphia. Then their daughter was shot. Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2017.

China Retaliates For U.S. Tariffs

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:33pm

China announced retaliatory levies on American products shortly after the White House confirmed it would go ahead with a 25 percent tariff on high-tech Chinese imports.

Democrats Plan Unusually Early 2020 Convention

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:30pm

Democrats will hold their convention in July 2020, before the Summer Olympics. DNC officials say they are making the announcement before a field of candidates materializes to stress their neutrality.

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How A Dad Filmed His Early Days Of Fatherhood And Became A YouTube Star

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:30pm

Amid the cat videos and makeup tutorials on YouTube, millions of people have watched a dad interview his daughters. But La Guardia Cross insists he's an "extreme non-expert on fatherhood."

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'The Bold Type' Returns For Engaging Second Season

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:25pm

The show follows three best friends as they find their way in New York's publishing and fashion industries, and features diverse characters and storylines.

Social Media Buzz: U.S. Warns About Possible Russian Hacking At World Cup; #BoycottDeNiro Rises

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:20pm

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks about how these stories and others are capturing attention this week on social media with Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English.

The Czech President Invites You To Watch Him Burn Some Huge Red Underpants

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:20pm

Milos Zeman has some history with Goliath-sized boxers. Bad history. So he had the media gather Thursday for a ritual bonfire. "The time of underwear in politics is over," he boldly declared.

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President Trump Injects Fresh Chaos Into Immigration Debate

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:16pm

In a surprise news conference Friday, Trump said he would not sign a House GOP bill on immigration legislation drafted specifically to meet his policy demands.

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After Traveling 2,000 Miles For Asylum, This Family's Journey Halts At A Bridge

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:12pm

Nine family members—from 58 years to nine months— make a fourth attempt to cross an international bridge between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas.

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Venezuelans Head To Colombia, In A Historic Reversal Of Fortune

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:11pm

Many Venezuelans are migrating to neighboring Colombia as their home country continues its spiral into a political and economic crisis.

Trump Gives Far-Ranging News Conference On White House Lawn

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:06pm

Trump addressed immigration policy, tariffs, Thursday's FBI inspector general's report and more.

This Online Startup Wants To Help Students Get Into Top U.S. Universities

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:52am

Crimson Education uses an algorithm like eHarmony's to match students with mentors to help them prepare for the application process.

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