Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray announced Wednesday that he’ll be stepping down. The future of the financial watchdog agency is unclear in an administration that supports slashing regulations.
In his debut novel “The Hidden Light of Northern Fires,” Daren Wang tells the story of Mary, who uses her New York farm as an Underground Railroad stop for escaped slaves during the Civil War. It’s a risky venture because her town has seceded from the Union.
Over the weekend, Keurig tweeted it was pulling ads from Sean Hannity’s show after he made controversial comments about Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
Keurig’s announcement led to the call for a boycott from conservatives, and the smashing of Keurig coffee machines. Keurig was one of a number of companies that pulled advertising from “Hannity.”
The media shapes public perception about current events, but that doesn’t mean we all see or hear the same things. A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a platform for “studying media ecosystems” that reveals how news events are framed by media outlets around the world.
Natural history collections serve as a time capsule of sorts, preserving life on Earth. And these collections — birds, bones, stones — always carry the fingerprints of those who collected the specimens. Their passions, interests and hard work become part of what’s stored in flash display cases or dusty drawers.
So when a collection’s future is threatened, it gets personal.
This week, United made its last flight on a Boeing 747 aircraft. Delta will be retiring the 747 by the end of the year, which means no North American passenger airlines will operate the “Queen of the Sky.”
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Clive Irving, aviation correspondent for The Daily Beast and author of the book “Wide-Body: The Triumph of the 747,” about the end of the 747 era.
Treating American service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan has caused a new military emphasis on polytrauma, a medical term meaning more than one serious injury.
The lessons learned from treating those complex wounds demanded a new model of care that today is helping veterans and active-duty military heal — whether they have seen combat or not. Wendy Rigby (@TPRWendy) from Texas Public Radio has the story.
When President Trump was asked about the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that killed 26 and injured 20, he brought up the fact that a man nearby grabbed his rifle and ran to the church.
Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of “direct military aggression” for supplying Houthi rebels in Yemen with missiles. Iran and Saudi Arabia are vying for influence and power in the region, and they’re engaged in proxy wars in Yemen and other countries, now seeming to involve Lebanon.
Officials in Texas say half of the 26 people killed in Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs were children. We’re also learning more about the deceased shooter, Devin Kelley, and what happened after Kelley fled the First Baptist Church.
Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti gets an update from KUT’s David Brown.
Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation says the Republican plan to cut corporate taxes to 20 percent from 35 percent will cost about $850 billion over the next decade.
How will the government make up for the lost revenue, and how will the middle class fare under the plan? Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with George Yin, professor of law and taxation at the University of Virginia who formerly served as the committee’s chief of staff.