Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison last week. It is the second such escape the leader of the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel has made.  

Brutal, ingenious, and let's not forget short–el Chapo meaning 'shorty' in Spanish–the drug mastermind has reigned terror down on his enemies, rewarded his friends, and made millions of dollars in the interim from illegal narcotics.


Animals have displayed complex behaviors that indicate a capacity for thought and emotion. The use of tools, the displays of grief, and even their reaction to the ill both human and animal, have all shown that–­while different–­animals do feel and think.

Last week the City dismissed its citation against Joan Cheever for feeding the homeless. Cheever owns the Chow Train, a homeless feeding program that meets the homeless where they are, instead of at a centralized location.

Here & Now listeners may have noticed: host Jeremy Hobson is a big fan of spicy food. Resident chef Kathy Gunst brought in a couple of dishes for Jeremy to try: her take on sesame noodles and a grilled eggplant with harissa and yogurt sauce. She also shared some tips and facts on chile peppers.

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In 2009, the Affordable Care Act was still a bill making its way through congress.  One proposal, which many considered modest, was trying to mandate repayments for doctors who talk to and counsel patients about advanced directives and end-of-life care.  

Advocates said it offered a voluntary incentive to fully inform patients about the human cost of their treatments, and that it offered options.

Critics of the program – largely from the right– had big concerns.