Snow Complicates Tornado Recovery; Super Tuesday May Be Game Changer; Local Doctor Helps West Liberty, Kentucky: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Several inches of wet snow are complicating relief efforts in tornado-stricken Indiana and Kentucky, where deadly tornadoes struck on Friday.  So far 39 people in five states were killed by storms that tore down power lines and destroyed homes and businesses.  We’ll hear from Tommy Tapscott, Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church, East Bernstadt, […]

Birth Control Debate in Senate; Why Long-Term Unemployment Is At Record Levels; Foreign Language Study in JCPS: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Access to contraception was debated in the Senate Thursday, and Senators voted down a measure that would have let insurance plans and employers, not just at religious institutions, refuse to cover health services that violate their religious beliefs or morals. The measure was sponsored by Republicans Roy Blunt of Missouri and Marco Rubio of […]

Ohio Is Must-Win For GOP Candidates; Google’s New Privacy Policy Divides Opinion; Latino Voters Could Decide Presidency: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The Republican presidential candidates are focusing on next week’s Super Tuesday, after last night’s primaries in Michigan and Arizona. Mitt Romney won both states, and the candidates are now fanning out to the 10 Super Tuesday states. Romney is in Ohio. Rick Santorum is in Tennessee. And Newt Gingrich is in his home state […]

Albert Mohler Discusses Southern Baptist Convention Name Change Option

The Southern Baptist Convention is in the process of undergoing a name change. Congregationsmay soon have the option to call themselves either South Baptist or Great Commission Baptists. While the move is seen by some as a way to distance the church from the stigma of the Civil War, slavery and segregation, church officials say […]

Michigan GOP Nomination Down to the Wire; Top GOP Candidates’ Tax Plans Would Increase Federal Debt; New Name Option for Southern Baptists; Companies Try to Keep Workers Fit: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The latest polls in Michigan show Mitt Romney’s momentum has stopped in his home state of Michigan, where he’s been chipping away at Rick Santorum’s lead in the polls over the past week. The conventional wisdom is that if Romney can’t win the state he won four years ago, the nomination will be a […]

U.S. Pushes for Ultimatum to Syrian President, Republican Candidates and the Big Debate, Futurist James Canton on Alternative Fuels: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: There are increasingly desperate warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe today from Syrian activists and humanitarian groups as the Syrian government resumed shelling an opposition neighborhood in the city of Homs. Hundreds have been killed in the three week-long siege of the city by government forces. U.S., European, and Arab officials are working on an […]

Dr. James Canton Predicts the Future Will Hinge on Alternative Fuels

Futurist Dr. James Canton says the future will be driven by innovation related to alternative fuels—which sounds like welcome news, given the rising price of gas and questions about the world’s fuel supply. Dr. Canton has been predicting key trends shaping our world for over 30 years and is the author of The Extreme Future: […]

Rising Gas Prices, Debate Over Publishing H5N1 Research, and a Two-Hour Marathon?: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Even though domestic consumption is down, gas prices are on the rise. There are real concerns about the supply of oil; relations between Iran and the West are strained and Iran says it’s shutting down sales of oil to Europe and there’s political turmoil in Nigeria, which is affecting supplies here in the US. […]

Polls, Bailout Politics Shape Michigan Primary; Taliban Leaders Get Serious About Peace Talks; Derby City Film Festival Preview: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: General Motors has announced its largest profit ever and is giving record $7000 profit-sharing checks to blue-collar workers. Still, there’s a poll from the Detroit News that shows half of conservative voters in Michigan say the anti-bailout positions that Republican presidential rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have taken won’t affect their vote in […]

The Atlantic on Obama’s Strategy, How Massachusetts Feels About RomneyCare, “Cash Mobs” Boost Independent Businesses: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Is Obama A Chess Master Or Pawn? That’s the question posed on the cover of the March issue of The Atlantic. Writer James Fallows offers his answer in his article called Obama Explained. 1:12pm: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has called Massachusetts’ health care law—which requires that every resident have health insurance or pay […]