Here & Now en What Do We Have To Teach Plato? In her book &#8220;<a href="" target="_blank">Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won&#8217;t Go Away</a>,&#8221; philosopher and writer <strong>Rebecca Newberger Goldstein</strong> imagines Plato on a U.S. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 11165 at What Do We Have To Teach Plato? Tension Remain High In Ukraine In Kiev today, Vice President Joe Biden said Russia must stop talking and start acting to defuse the crisis in Crimea.<p>The vice president&#8217;s visit comes as three men killed in an attack on a pro-Russian camp on Sunday were buried.<p>The BBC&#8217;s <strong>Natalia Antelava</strong> is visiting the town of Lugansk, a pro-Russian stronghold, and reports on the debate between those loyal to Kiev and those loyal to Moscow.<p><h4>Reporter</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Natalia Antelava</a></strong>, corres Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 11166 at North Korea Steps Up Nuclear Activity Ahead Of Obama Visit President Obama arrives in Japan on tomorrow amid reports that North Korea might carry out a fourth underground nuclear test to coincide with the president&#8217;s trip.<p>The reports about the possible test come from the South Korean Defense Ministry, which says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in Punggye-ri in North Korea.<p><strong>Jim Walsh</strong>, an expert on North Korea and international security, discusses this with <em><a href="">Here & Now’</a>s</em> Jeremy Hobson.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://web.m Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 11167 at South Korean President Condemns Captain Of Sunken Ferry On Monday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye likened the actions and decisions of the captain and some of the crew members of the sunken ferry in Sewol as &#8220;unforgivable, murderous behavior.&#8221;<p>The disaster has left some 300 people missing or dead. Journalist <strong>Jason Strother</strong> joins <em><a href="">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson from Seoul with the latest.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Jason Strother</a></strong>, multimedia journalist based in Seoul, South Korea. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 11110 at South Korean President Condemns Captain Of Sunken Ferry Remembering Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Middleweight boxing champion Rubin &#8220;Hurricane&#8221; Carter died on Sunday at age 76. He was twice wrongly convicted in a 1966 triple murder. Celebrities rallied for his release, but after his second conviction, many fell away.<p><strong>Thom Kidrin</strong> was among the few who kept up support and lobbied relentlessly for Carter&#8217;s release. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:57:00 +0000 editor 11108 at Remembering Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Song Of The Week: 'Animals' NPR music writer and editor <strong>Stephen Thompson</strong> introduces <em><a href="">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young to the song &#8220;Animals&#8221; by the band <a href="" target="_blank">The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger</a>.<p>The band consists of John Lennon&#8217;s son, Sean Lennon, and his girlfriend and fellow musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl.<p><ul> <li><a href="">More song recommendations from Stephen Thompson</a></li> </ul> <div style="height:351px !important;width:624px !impo Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:52:00 +0000 editor 11109 at Song Of The Week: 'Animals' First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From Adults For the first time, scientists have successfully grown stem cells from adults using cloning techniques.<p>This development, published in Thursday’s online edition of the journal <a href="" target="_blank">Cell Stem Cell</a>, brings scientists closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells that can be used to treat medical ailments.<p>NPR science correspondent <strong>Richard Harris</strong> discusses this breakthrough and ethical controversy this discovery might elicit with <a href=""><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 editor 10991 at Boston Is Ready To Run Again One of the biggest fields ever will assemble in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, for the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday morning, which is Patriots&#8217; Day in Massachusetts. It&#8217;s the first Boston Marathon since the bombings near the finish line last April.<p>This year, 36,000 people will be running, including elite athletes from all around the world. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 editor 10989 at Boston Is Ready To Run Again Boston Marathon Inspires At Children's Cancer Clinic While the Boston Marathon will be the center of international attention this year, the marathon has always been a focal point at a Boston clinic that treats children with cancer.<p>For each of the past 16 marathons, many patients at the pediatric cancer program at Massachusetts General Hospital have been paired with runners &#8212; using the race&#8217;s symbol of endurance and strength to the youngsters undergoing cancer treatment.<p>Two former patients ran last year but were stopped before the finish line because of the bombings.<p>But they&#8217;ll be back &#8212; running this year, determi Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 editor 10990 at Boston Marathon Inspires At Children's Cancer Clinic Jane Goodall Plants 'Seeds Of Hope' Primatologist <strong>Jane Goodall</strong> is known for her groundbreaking work with the chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Tanzania. But she also has a lifelong love of trees.<p>&#8220;To me, trees are living beings and they have their own sort of personalities,&#8221; she tells <em><a href="">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 10921 at Jane Goodall Plants 'Seeds Of Hope'