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Stay up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the news from the morning and adds important conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, and the arts: film, theater, music, food, and more.

The Memorial Day holiday is coming up and travel over this weekend is expected to increase by about 3.5%. Here & Now’s transportation analyst Seth Kaplan joins host Robin Young for more on what travelers can expect.

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Sixteen-year old high school student Emma Stevens sung a beautiful version of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” in her native Mi’kmaq, to raise awareness of indigenous languages and culture. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks to Stevens and Katani Julian, who translated the song, about the experience.

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The Environmental Protection Agency has plans to change the way it calculates the health risks of air pollution. The New York Times report this week said the agency’s new math equation would count fewer deaths related to pollution.

For many, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer — and the summer grilling season. Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst shares her takes on coleslaw and deviled eggs, as well as a salad using grilled asparagus and leeks, for hosts Robin Young and Peter O’Dowd to try.

A new study says global sea levels could rise more than predicted and the effects would be catastrophic. The new research finds the world’s seas could rise by nearly six feet by 2100, which is almost double previous predictions.

There’s a storm brewing on Broadway, and it’s replaying itself night after night at the Hudson Theatre.

The show is a revival of Lanford Wilson’s 1987 play “Burn This” — a story that mines the depth of grief, and explores what happens to people and relationships when loss suddenly throws them together.

There are more than 1.8 million people graduating from college this year in the U.S., and as they begin their careers and begin paying off student loans, they’ll need to know how to manage their finances.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger (@jillonmoney) about her financial advice for college graduates.

China is scrapping an order for more than 3,000 metric tons of pork from the U.S., the United States Department of Agriculture says it’s the biggest cancellation in more than a year — part of the ongoing trade dispute with China that has impacted many farmers.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Davie Stephens, president of the American Soybean Association, who is also a soy, corn and poultry farmer in Clinton, Kentucky.

Some Democrats have characterized President Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas as a “constitutional crisis.” But does the current conflict between Trump and Congress rise to the level of previous constitutional crises?

While the New Orleans Pelicans did not make the NBA playoffs, the team still got some good news this week: The team will have the top pick in the draft after winning the spot in the NBA Draft Lottery.

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