Now Here This presents...

From the Editors:

Dear Listener,

Apologies for the late response! We’ve been really busy this semester and haven't had the time to get back to you. Specifically, we’ve been busy making stories about what it means to apologize. This issue is about repair and healing, but also absent apologies, the refusal to forgive, and what happens when saying sorry isn’t enough.

This spring, we at Now Here This would like to apologize. We don’t call our moms enough. We should’ve been more emotionally available. We stole a water bottle from the lost and found and don’t know whose it is.

Of course, you’ll find that some of these stories have almost nothing to do with apologies—we just liked them.

Sorry!

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a story about a story about me

Your ex-boyfriend turns your breakup into a short film, and posts it on Facebook.

sorting things out

A new approach to school discipline takes root in Rhode Island.

rejectology

The science and art of a good rejection letter.

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shots fired

A gun control law divides a small Rhode Island town.

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fasting for freedom

On the streets of Manhattan, farmworkers from Florida take on a fast-food giant.

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an unsafe space

Black students confront racist pamphlets on Brown's campus.

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on the way to the march

After Parkland, a mother and daughter from Newtown, Connecticut, remember the days after a shooting.

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healing meditations

For women of color, by women of color. Featuring: Ameera Kuforiji, Amani Hayes-Messinger, Gala Prudent, Paula Pacheco Soto, and Ruth Miller.

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r.i.p. gallina

A Viking funeral in the Hudson River.

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feeling held

Reckoning with racism in American Buddhist practice.

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take a deep, deep breath

Close your eyes and relax completely.

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dirt roads

Between Albequerque and Tucson, there are 600 miles and a few desert pigs.

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lex woofer, dog model

As seen in People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, In Style, and Men’s Health.

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sleepless in park city

There's more time to be in love if you only sleep two hours a day.

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dotty & akili

In the 1980s, Etna California was home to 700 people. And an elephant.

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white men apologizing

They're really sorry.

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first, you say sorry

A collection of apologies from around Providence, RI.

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the museum of apology

Take a tour!