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  • Hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson

Paddling in the middle of a fast moving stream of news and information, Here & Now is public radio’s daily digest of news and culture. Produced by WBUR in Boston.

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The federal government has ruled that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe does not qualify for a reservation, effectively reversing an Obama-era decision to place 321 acres into federal trust for the tribe.

The Mashpee Wampanoag say that their ancestors have occupied the land in southeastern Massachusetts since before human memory. Tribal leaders are equating this decision to policies like the 1887 General Allotment Act, which sought to assimilate native people into mainstream American culture by dissolving reservation land.

A recent study backs up what many parents of children with disabilities already know: It’s tough to find quality child care for kids with special needs.

Georgetown University students joined inmates in the District of Columbia for a college-level music class focusing on incarceration in the U.S.

WAMU’s Mikaela Lefrak (@mikafrak) reports.

Elizabeth Boineau, a Charleston, South Carolina, resident who had planned to sell her 1939 Colonial-style house, will have to tear it down because of repeated flooding.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Boineau (@eboineau) about what’s happened.

Two black pastors from Milwaukee were on their way home from a fishing trip in May when their boat trailer got a flat tire. They pulled over to the side of a highway in the suburbs and called for a tow truck.

As they waited, a deputy from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department pulled up behind them. At first they were relieved. But then, after offering up their insurance papers, the deputy asked if they had any guns or drugs.

Ski industry giant Vail Resorts aims to finalize its purchase of Crested Butte Mountain Resort soon — a remarkable turn of events for the central Colorado ski area that’s prided itself on being anti-corporate.

With school beginning and time at a premium, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst has ideas for make-ahead dinners, plus a quick-prep dessert, to share with hosts Robin Young and Lisa Mullins.

The 2016 film “Nowhere to Hide” (@NTHDoc) follows nurse Nori Sharif through five years of drastic change in one of the world’s most dangerous and inaccessible areas: the “triangle of death” in central Iraq.

Affordable housing in Puerto Rico has been in short supply after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island last year. Now, some residents in historic Old San Juan say Airbnb is making things worse.

There’s concern about the practice of buying entire buildings and renting them out through the short-term lodging service, and how that could impact neighborhoods’ character and sense of community.

Why Venus Remains A 'Mysterious Planet'

Aug 27, 2018

Venus is getting some rare attention, thanks to NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. It will swing by the planet on its way to study the sun’s atmosphere.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with astronomer Dean Regas (@DeanRegas) about the NASA mission and what’s known and unknown about Venus.

There are six competitive House races in Texas in the November midterms, including one in the state’s 21st Congressional District, which includes a large portion of Austin and areas north of San Antonio.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson looks at who is running to replace Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, who’s retiring after three decades in the seat, and what voters are saying.

World-renown primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall says recently discovered footage featured in the National Geographic documentary “Jane” takes her “right back into the skin of my 26-year-old self.”

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Goodall about the documentary — which is nominated for seven Emmy Awards and available for free streaming on National Geographic’s website through Aug. 27 — and about her life and work.

In a hospital, Do Not Resuscitate means staff aren’t supposed to give CPR if a patient’s breathing or heart stops. It’s an order doctors put into a patient’s chart at the request of the patient.

Aretha Franklin died Thursday the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The undisputed “Queen of Soul” sang with matchless style on classics like “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect.”

Jell-O was a staple of American households for decades and made a fortune for author Allie Rowbottom‘s family. But her family was also haunted by alcoholism, suicide and cancer.

3 Ways To Use Fresh Peaches This Summer

Aug 14, 2018

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst‘s peach tree is bearing fruit. She brings hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson a peach chutney, peach jam and a peach pie.


Peach And Golden Raisin Chutney

A sweet, sour and slightly spicy chutney with gorgeous fresh summer peaches, Indian spices and golden raisins. Serve with grilled pork chops, chicken, rice dishes or sharp cheeses and crackers.

Makes about 4 cups.

Ingredients

President Trump called former aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman a “lowlife” and a “dog” on Twitter Tuesday after she claimed that he used the N-word during his tenure as a reality TV host on “The Apprentice.” The attack came as she released secretly recorded tapes from her time at the White House.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with NBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy (@bfouhy) about Manigault-Newman’s tapes, and White House reaction.

At least 22 people are dead after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, during a storm. About a dozen cars were likely on the bridge at the time and rescue workers are searching through piles of debris for survivors.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets the latest from NPR senior European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli (@spoggioli1).

At the Pentagon Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence lays out the Trump administration’s plan to create the first new branch of the U.S. military in more than 70 years: a “space force.”

Here & Now’s Robin Young checks in with space journalist and Alabama Public Radio news director Pat Duggins (@PatDuggins).

A federal judge in Seattle has blocked a Texas group from publishing blueprints for 3D-printed guns. The ruling, which came down Tuesday night, was in response to a lawsuit from eight states and the District of Columbia. Their suit called the release of the gun blueprints “a bell that cannot be un-rung.”

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