Here and Now

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  • Hosted by Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson

Stay up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the news from the morning and adds important conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, and the arts: film, theater, music, food, and more.

On Nov. 28, 1966, the writer Truman Capote invited 540 people to the grand ballroom of New Yorks Plaza Hotel for the Black and White Ball. The guest list for Capotes extravaganza included a mix of artists and socialites, from Frank Sinatra and Andy Warhol to Gloria Vanderbilt and Lynda Bird Johnson. Capote threw the party in honor of his friend Katharine Graham, the recently widowed publisher of the Washington Post. But in the process, Capote also helped invent our modern sense of celebrity. ...

Surfcasting is ocean fishing from the shore. To find the best, Here & Now s Robin Young went to Marthas Vineyard off the coast of New England. There she met Paul Schultz , the legendary surfcaster who is featured in the definitive book Reading The Water by Robert Past. But this endeavor is about more than casting a line out to attract a fish; its also about exploring and restoration. Here are more photos from the trip: Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http:/...

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day of fundraising for non-profits that comes on the heels of several of the biggest shopping days of the year. Cyber Monday yesterday racked in record sales for online retailers, and over the Black Friday weekend, millions more people shopped online than in stores for the first time ever. Here & Now s Robin Young talks with  Jason Del Rey ( @DelRey ), senior editor for commerce at Recode, about this years trends in holiday shopping....

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel today allowed Dylann Roof to represent himself at trial. Roof is a self-identified white supremacist accused of shooting nine black worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015. The same federal judge ruled Friday that Dylann Roof is mentally competent to stand trial on 33 charges, including violations of hate crime laws. After a three-week delay, jury selection begins today for Roofs federal trial. The 22-year-old also...

The Monday after Thanksgiving has typically been the busiest day of the year for online shopping. But this year, many consumers got a head start over the weekend scoring Cyber Monday deals that started early. Regardless, economists are still expecting a rise in sales over last year, as well as a spike in charitable giving during tomorrows Giving Tuesday. For tips on shopping smart and avoiding scams, Here & Now s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Jill Schlesinger ( ...

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