Here & Now http://ijpr.org en What Do We Have To Teach Plato? http://ijpr.org/post/what-do-we-have-teach-plato In her book &#8220;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Plato-Googleplex-Philosophy-Wont-Away/dp/0307378195/?tag=wburorg-20" 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 http://ijpr.org What Do We Have To Teach Plato? Tension Remain High In Ukraine http://ijpr.org/post/tension-remain-high-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="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/7334433.stm" target="_blank">Natalia Antelava</a></strong>, corres Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 11166 at http://ijpr.org North Korea Steps Up Nuclear Activity Ahead Of Obama Visit http://ijpr.org/post/north-korea-steps-nuclear-activity-ahead-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="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">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 http://ijpr.org South Korean President Condemns Captain Of Sunken Ferry http://ijpr.org/post/south-korean-president-condemns-captain-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="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson from Seoul with the latest.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://jasonstrother.net/" target="_blank">Jason Strother</a></strong>, multimedia journalist based in Seoul, South Korea. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 11110 at http://ijpr.org South Korean President Condemns Captain Of Sunken Ferry Remembering Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter http://ijpr.org/post/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 http://ijpr.org Remembering Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Song Of The Week: 'Animals' http://ijpr.org/post/song-week-animals NPR music writer and editor <strong>Stephen Thompson</strong> introduces <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young to the song &#8220;Animals&#8221; by the band <a href="http://www.thegoastt.com/" 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="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/tag/song-of-the-week">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 http://ijpr.org Song Of The Week: 'Animals' First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From Adults http://ijpr.org/post/first-embryonic-stem-cells-cloned-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="http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/home" 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="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 editor 10991 at http://ijpr.org Boston Is Ready To Run Again http://ijpr.org/post/boston-ready-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 http://ijpr.org Boston Is Ready To Run Again Boston Marathon Inspires At Children's Cancer Clinic http://ijpr.org/post/boston-marathon-inspires-childrens-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 http://ijpr.org Boston Marathon Inspires At Children's Cancer Clinic Jane Goodall Plants 'Seeds Of Hope' http://ijpr.org/post/jane-goodall-plants-seeds-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="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 10921 at http://ijpr.org Jane Goodall Plants 'Seeds Of Hope'