The Australian musician and singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, who goes by simply Gurrumul, is an international star. He has sung a duet with Sting, performed for Britain's Royal Family and President Obama and even graced the cover of Rolling Stone, who called him "Australia's most important voice." That's remarkable for a man who was born blind, is extremely shy and doesn't speak much English.
You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.
But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called Yume Wo Katare that serves more than just ramen.
There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. But that's exactly what happens at Yume Wo Katare.
While testing whether a dash of yeast could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it's pretty entertaining — and revealing — to track your blood alcohol while drinking.
Using a device to test blood-alcohol levels, we watched the alcohol in our bodies soar as we drank two beers on empty stomachs. And we noticed there's a place on the curve — about 0.04 or 0.05 BAC — when the buzz is the sweetest.
Anger has been building this week over the news that New York City has approved a developer’s plans for an apartment building with two separate entrances: one for wealthy residents, and another for those living in affordable units.
The Riverside South development project, at 40 Riverside Boulevard on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will not be the first building in the city with separate entrances. But the decision has sparked outrage, both in and out of New York.
For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful — despite deep divisions at the top — you just have to go online. From our own WBUR to Buzzfeed, countless publications are writing about the New England grocery store chain’s ongoing employee protests and resulting empty shelves.
At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes — but it’s not what you’re expecting. Market Basket’s 25,000 employees don’t have a problem with their own working conditions. Rather, they want ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas put back in his position.
On our show, we often cover American towns and cities whose heydays seem to have passed: Detroit, Michigan; Stockton, California; Camden, New Jersey. All struggling after the collapse of an industry, looking for something else.
One city that is trying to keep itself off that list is Kannapolis, North Carolina. Ten years ago, Kannapolis saw the largest single layoff in North Carolina history. More than 4,000 people, a tenth of the city’s population, lost their jobs when a textile mill in town closed. But Kannapolis did not go the way of Detroit or Camden.
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are continuing to suffer from the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded. The World Health Organization is reporting more than 1,000 cases and more than 600 deaths.
And those trying working to stop it are being struck by the disease as well. This week, Sierra Leone’s top health worker focused on Ebola, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, was confirmed to have the disease himself.
President Obama meets today with leaders from Central America to discuss what to do about the influx of thousands of children coming into the U.S. illegally from their countries. He’s meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Today’s meeting comes as the president considers a plan to give refugee status to young people coming from Honduras. But Congress is deeply split on a response to the crisis, which President Obama’s critics say was triggered by his own policies.
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.
Bloomberg’s Michael Regan joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain how the publication calculated the rankings.
It’s been a week of corporate earnings reports. Financial analyst Julianne Niemann joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to take a look at which industries and sectors are doing well and which are not and what the reports say about the U.S. economy.