Here & Now http://wuis.org en Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From 'And So It Goes' To 'Princess Bride' http://wuis.org/post/rob-reiner-reflects-making-movies-and-so-it-goes-princess-bride Whether as an actor in the classic 1970s show &#8220;All in The Family,&#8221; or as the director of films such as &#8220;When Harry Met Sally,&#8221; &#8220;This is Spinal Tap&#8221; and &#8220;The Princess Bride,&#8221; <strong>Rob Reiner</strong> has been making people laugh for decades.<p>His latest film is the romantic comedy &#8220;And So It Goes,&#8221; a sort of &#8220;When Harry Met Sally&#8221; for the senior citizen set starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.<p>Reiner said in his romantic comedies he explores what he&#8217;s come to know about the relationships between women and Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 30192 at http://wuis.org Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From 'And So It Goes' To 'Princess Bride' Are House Calls Making A Comeback? http://wuis.org/post/are-house-calls-making-comeback Long ago, doctors visited the sick instead of the other way around. In our modern era of crowded waiting rooms, it&#8217;s hard to believe there ever was another way. Yet, this may soon change.<p>Due to a growing older population and rising medical costs, the doctor home visit is getting a second look. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 30193 at http://wuis.org Are House Calls Making A Comeback? Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar http://wuis.org/post/big-money-dollar-trees-acquisition-family-dollar In an $8.5 billion deal, Dollar Tree has agreed to acquire its rival discount chain, Family Dollar. What does this mean for Dollar General? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 30194 at http://wuis.org Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows http://wuis.org/post/market-basket-store-shelves-empty-online-presence-grows It&#8217;s been a big week for Market Basket.<p>For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful &#8212; despite deep divisions at the top &#8212; you just have to go online. From our own WBUR to <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/traceylynneg/mind-blowing-pictures-of-empty-shelves-as-employee-uzsz" target="_blank">Buzzfeed</a>, countless publications are writing about the New England grocery store chain&#8217;s ongoing employee protests and resulting empty shelves.<p>But in this case, the curious now have another potential source for information on the comp Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 30029 at http://wuis.org As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes http://wuis.org/post/market-basket-employees-protest-labor-changes At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes &#8212; but it&#8217;s not what you&#8217;re expecting. Market Basket&#8217;s 25,000 employees don&#8217;t have a problem with their own working conditions. Rather, they want ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas put back in his position.<p>In 1994, Demoulas&#8217;s father fought his late brother&#8217;s heirs for control of the family business. Demoulas&#8217;s uncle&#8217;s heirs won a very slight majority stake of 50.5 percent. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 30030 at http://wuis.org Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From http://wuis.org/post/best-and-worst-companies-retire Bloomberg has ranked the best and worst companies to retire from, and some of the results are surprising: ConocoPhillips provides some of the most generous retirement benefits to employees, while Whole Foods and Facebook are ranked near the bottom.<p>Bloomberg&#8217;s <strong>Michael Regan</strong> joins <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain how the publication calculated the rankings.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-22/conocophillips-best-among-401-k-plans-with-facebook-last.html" target="_blank">See Bloo Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 30031 at http://wuis.org The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From Good Movies You Might Have Missed http://wuis.org/post/good-movies-you-might-have-missed The movie &#8220;Snowpiercer&#8221; opened to critical acclaim a few weeks ago, but you might have trouble finding it at a theater near you.<p>In fact, as Boston Globe film critic <strong>Ty Burr</strong> has noted, a number of good films have either not been released widely, or disappeared from movie theaters before audiences could discover them.<p>He shares a few of his recent favorites with <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Chakrabarti, including &#8220;The Immigrant,&#8221; &#8220;Fading Gigolo,&#8221; &#8220;Land Ho!&#8221; and &#8220;Edge of To Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 editor 29958 at http://wuis.org Good Movies You Might Have Missed Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern http://wuis.org/post/veterans-say-suicide-their-top-concern It&#8217;s estimated that 22 military veterans commit suicide every day, but if you talk to people who are familiar with this issue, they&#8217;ll tell you the real number is probably higher. The latest statistics from the Pentagon show that suicides among active duty military are up slightly, compared to the same period last year. There have been 161 confirmed or suspected suicides so far in 2014. There were 154 by this time last year.<p>According to the Associated Press, suicides are up among Navy and Air Force personnel. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 Alex Ashlock 29959 at http://wuis.org Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes http://wuis.org/post/you-might-call-story-sour-grapes It was an elaborate con involving wine and some of America’s wealthiest collectors.<p>Rudy Kurniawan is the first person to be tried and convicted for selling fake wine in the United States. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 editor 29960 at http://wuis.org You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims' Bodies Arrive http://wuis.org/post/netherlands-mourns-crash-victims-bodies-arrive The Dutch Safety Board says it has taken charge of the investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine. The two black boxes from the airliner are reported to have arrived in Britain.<p>In the Netherlands, it&#8217;s a National Day of Mourning. Church bells in towns and villages across the country rang for five minutes today, just before two transport planes arrived at Eindhoven airbase, carrying the first coffins of the crash victims.<p>The remains are being taken to a military base in Hilversum, southeast of Amsterdam. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 29874 at http://wuis.org Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims' Bodies Arrive Commonwealth Games Begin http://wuis.org/post/commonwealth-games-begin <em>Only A Game</em>&#8216;s <strong>Doug Tribou</strong> is in Scotland for start of the <a href="http://www.glasgow2014.com/" target="_blank">Commonwealth Games</a>, an event that takes place every four years.<p>About 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will fiercely compete for medals in 17 sports. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 29875 at http://wuis.org Commonwealth Games Begin New California Football Law Tackles Brain Injuries Head-On http://wuis.org/post/new-california-football-law-tackles-brain-injuries-head In a few weeks, high school football players across the country will begin training for the season to come. In California, come January 1st, those practices will be different.<p>Governor Jerry Brown this week signed <a href="http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB2127" target="_blank">a new law</a> that limits full-contact drills for all teams in public and private middle and high schools. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 editor 29876 at http://wuis.org New California Football Law Tackles Brain Injuries Head-On Hong Kong Debates Independence From China http://wuis.org/post/hong-kong-debates-independence-china There have been huge protests in the former British colony Hong Kong recently. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand that Beijing honor China&#8217;s commitment to Hong Kong&#8217;s political and judicial independence.<p>As the BBC’s <strong>Juliana Liu</strong> reports, there is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader, but there are also protestors on the other side, with leanings more toward China.<p><h4>Reporter</h4> <ul> <li><strong>Juliana Liu</strong>, Hong Kong correspondent for the BBC. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 29806 at http://wuis.org Hong Kong Debates Independence From China Next iPhone To Offer Bigger Screen, But Will It Fit In Your Pocket? http://wuis.org/post/next-iphone-offer-bigger-screen-will-it-fit-your-pocket Apple is placing its bets on iPhones with bigger screens, and a whole lot of them. The company is asking suppliers to make between 70 and 80 million of the new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens by December 30, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is larger than the current models with 4-inch displays.<p>Apple had stuck with its smaller displays even as rival smartphone companies rolled out bigger screens and customers sought larger models. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 29807 at http://wuis.org Next iPhone To Offer Bigger Screen, But Will It Fit In Your Pocket? Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana http://wuis.org/post/remains-clovis-boy-reburied-montana Earlier this year, <em>Here & Now</em> <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/02/26/montana-native-genome" target="_blank">told the story</a> of the so-called &#8220;Clovis boy,&#8221; a young boy buried in what is now Montana, more than 12,000 years ago. His remains were discovered there in 1968 and eventually his DNA was analyzed, showing the boy was part of the Clovis culture, which existed in North America about 13,000 years ago.<p>The analysis also showed that his people were the direct ancestors of many of today&#8217;s natives peoples in the Americas. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 29805 at http://wuis.org Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters http://wuis.org/post/boxing-attracts-more-would-be-fighters Who boxes nowadays? Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 29713 at http://wuis.org Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S. http://wuis.org/post/chinese-buyers-snap-real-estate-us Foreign buyers have helped boost luxury real estate prices in places such as Manhattan for several years now. But that trend may soon push into non-luxury markets across the United States.<p>The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 29714 at http://wuis.org Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S. Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17 http://wuis.org/post/crash-investigation-expert-weighs-flight-mh17 There are still many questions and few answers related to the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that crashed Thursday, killing all 298 passengers aboard. The commercial airliner may have been shot down by a missile along the Russian and Ukraine border.<p><strong>Jim Hall</strong>, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the steps that would normally be taken after a plane crash.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.hallassoc.net/Staff/managing%20par Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 29715 at http://wuis.org Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17 Deborah Harkness Brings Her 'All Souls' Trilogy To A Close http://wuis.org/post/deborah-harkness-brings-her-all-souls-trilogy-close In 2011, University of Southern California history professor <strong>Deborah Harkness</strong> introduced readers to professor and reluctant witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont in &#8220;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Witches-Novel-Souls-Trilogy/dp/0143119680/?tag=wburorg-20" target="_blank">A Discovery of Witches</a>.&#8221;<p>It was the first in what has come to be called her &#8220;<a href="http://deborahharkness.com/all-souls-trilogy/" target="_blank">All Souls Trilogy</a>.&#8221;<p>Harkness tells <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;< Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 29416 at http://wuis.org Deborah Harkness Brings Her 'All Souls' Trilogy To A Close District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country http://wuis.org/post/district-profile-environmental-issues-come-head-coal-country As President Obama announces new actions on climate change, a tight congressional race in southern West Virginia coal country is bringing environmental issues to the forefront.<p>In West Virginia&#8217;s third congressional district, Evan Jenkins, a Republican state senator, will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall, who&#8217;s been in office since 1977.<p><strong>Jessica Lilly</strong>, southern West Virginia bureau chief for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, has been covering the race and joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson to Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 29417 at http://wuis.org District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car http://wuis.org/post/company-experiments-3d-printed-car 3D printers are capable of producing a variety of consumer products, from children’s toys to prosthetic limbs. Now, a company in the Phoenix area is trying to take the technology to the next level with cars. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 29418 at http://wuis.org Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car 'Rocks Off': The Stones Keep Rolling http://wuis.org/post/rocks-stones-keep-rolling Last summer we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones.<p>Now Keith Richards and Mick Jagger and the rest of the band are rocking in their 51st year. The Stones just put the finishing touches on a European tour and they will play shows in Australia and New Zealand in the fall.<p><strong>Bill Janovitz</strong>, from the band Buffalo Tom, is one of the Stones&#8217; most devoted fans. He has written two books about the band. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 29331 at http://wuis.org 'Rocks Off': The Stones Keep Rolling Fighting Between Hamas And Israel Continues http://wuis.org/post/fighting-between-hamas-and-israel-continues Hope for a ceasefire in the Middle East ended today as Israel resumed airstrikes in Gaza. Palestinian officials say more than 190 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes so far. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 29332 at http://wuis.org Fighting Between Hamas And Israel Continues Tobacco Merger: Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard http://wuis.org/post/tobacco-merger-reynolds-american-buy-lorillard The tobacco giant Reynolds American agreed today to buy its rival, Lorillard, bringing together two of the country&#8217;s biggest tobacco producers at a weakening time for the industry.<p>The deal, worth an estimated $27.4 billion, is expected to reshape the tobacco industry amid a longtime decline in smoking among Americans due to smoking bans, health concerns and social stigma.<p>The Wall Street Journal&#8217;s <strong>Jason Bellini</strong> and <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson discuss what the merger of two of the nation&#8217;s oldest and Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 29333 at http://wuis.org Tobacco Merger: Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard DJ Sessions: Golden Summer Oldies http://wuis.org/post/dj-sessions-golden-summer-oldies Today we&#8217;re listening to summer oldies with DJ <strong>Mike Haile</strong>, more commonly known by his DJ moniker “Mike in the Morning,” at <a href="http://www.whms.com/" target="_blank">WHMS</a> in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 29261 at http://wuis.org DJ Sessions: Golden Summer Oldies Nobel Prize-Winning Author Nadine Gordimer Dies http://wuis.org/post/nobel-prize-winning-author-nadine-gordimer-dies Nadine Gordimer, a South African author who won the Nobel Prize for novels that explored the cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa, has died at the age of 90. The African National Congress declares they have lost an &#8220;unmatched literary giant.&#8221;<p>Gordimer wrote in startling detail about the poverty and institutionalized racism that blacks faced under the apartheid system. But it wasn&#8217;t politics that moved her to write. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 29262 at http://wuis.org Nobel Prize-Winning Author Nadine Gordimer Dies FCC Approves Plan To Increase Wi-Fi Access http://wuis.org/post/fcc-approves-plan-increase-wifi-access The Federal Communications Commission has approved a plan to spend $2 billion to increase wireless service in schools and libraries across the country.<p>FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said at a hearing last week that because of the plan, &#8220;ten million kids will be connected next year who otherwise wouldn&#8217;t.&#8221;<p>Not all find the plan beneficial. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 29263 at http://wuis.org Thoughts On Neighbors In Summertime http://wuis.org/post/thoughts-neighbors-summertime When the weather is warm and the days long, we often get a chance to see and talk to our neighbors more often than we do when winter&#8217;s cold keeps people indoors.<p>Of the range of people you can know in the world, the neighbor occupies a curious spot.<p>From the <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> Contributors Network, <a href="http://nhpr.org/people/sean-hurley" target="_blank">Sean Hurley</a> of New Hampshire Public Radio has these thoughts on what he&#8217;s learned about the people who live near him.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/helicopter-barn" Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:24:00 +0000 editor 29106 at http://wuis.org Thoughts On Neighbors In Summertime GMO Bananas Must Pass Their First Test http://wuis.org/post/gmo-bananas-must-pass-their-first-test Volunteers in Iowa are getting a great deal &#8212; $900 for eating a banana. It’s part of a human feeding experiment to test genetically-engineered bananas.<p>Researchers hope that blood drawn from the volunteers will show higher levels of vitamin A, so the bananas can head to Uganda, where bananas are a staple and vitamin A deficiency is widespread.<p>NPR’s <strong>Dan Charles</strong> joins <em><a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about the experiment, and what this may mean for fortified produce.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://www.npr.or Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:24:00 +0000 editor 29107 at http://wuis.org GMO Bananas Must Pass Their First Test On Stage: The Colorado Black Arts Festival http://wuis.org/post/stage-colorado-black-arts-festival &#8220;On Stage&#8221; is our look at what&#8217;s happening on the boards across the country, from comedy shows to celebrations of slices of American life.<p>Today, we turn to the Colorado Black Arts Festival, kicking off in Denver today. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:24:00 +0000 editor 29108 at http://wuis.org On Stage: The Colorado Black Arts Festival