Here and Now

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Catch up with the day's top stories during this energetic hour of news and conversation. Here and Now  is an essential midday news magazine for those who want the latest news and expanded conversation on today's hot-button topics: public affairs, foreign policy, science and technology, the arts and more. The show's guest roster has included Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam, director John Malkovich, the "Wall Street Journal's" John Harwood and actress Jane Fonda. The show is produced by WBUR/Boston.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed legislation that would have allowed religious organizations to deny services and jobs to LGBT people. The decision came after many companies, including Disney, Coca-Cola and Home Depot, spoke out against the bill. Some companies threatened boycotts.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks to NPR’s Marilyn Geewax about how businesses have helped influence social change in America.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said late Monday that it successfully broke into an encrypted iPhone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook. An unnamed third party provided the workaround, which is said to have only worked on that phone.

Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code tells Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti that while the hack means Apple does not need to help the FBI in this case, it is raising concerns about the strength of Apple’s encryption overall.

For this week’s edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, Jeremy Hobson talks with Chris Campbell, host of the Progressive Underground on WDET in Detroit, to look at the different styles coming from the city’s music scene, including deep house and progressive soul.

The U.S. Geological Survey this week released a new earthquake hazard map that, for the first time, includes quakes resulting from man-made causes, rather than natural causes. Oklahoma tops the list of the states most vulnerable to human-induced quakes. Parts of it are now as earthquake-prone as California. Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Mark Petersen, chief of the USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project, about the most seismically active states.

Data from Fidelity shows that only about 45 percent of Americans are financially prepared for retirement. For young people, it’s especially important to know how to save and to start early.

In part two of our week-long series on retirement, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with certified financial planner Jeanne Fisher and one of her clients, Diane Fedor, a 28-year-old from Nashville, who is a recruiter at a dental support organization.

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