Here and Now

Robin Young

Hosted by Robin Young, Here and Now is public radio's midday news magazine.

For one energetic hour each weekday, Here and 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 guest roster boasts such notables as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam, professor Anita Hill, actor and director John Malkovich, authors Isabel Allende, Jonathan Safron Foer, Marilyn Robinson, "The Wall Street Journal's" John Harwood, jazzman Sonny Rollins and actress Jane Fonda.

Enlighten your middays with the dynamic Robin Young and Here and Now

Music From The Show
From Lifeformed to The Obits.
35 Years Later, Kate Bush’s Stage Return Has Fans Buzzing
All 77,000 seats for her series of London concerts sold out in 15 minutes, with fans planning to fly in from around the world.
Senate Tracker: Colorado, The New Swing State
In Colorado, Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall is facing a challenge from Congressman Cory Gardner.
Volvo Rolls Out First New SUV Under Chinese Ownership
The company hopes the new Volvo XC90 will be a game-changer for the company, as it pursues the international market.
What Broke Google Image Search?
If you happened to be searching for news or images on Google today, you may have come up with some unexpected results.
It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri
From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR's Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.
Whistleblower Weighs In On VA Report
Dr. Sam Foote refutes a new report that found no proof that delays in health care led to deaths.
Obama Unveils Veterans Mental Health, Housing Measures
President Obama will announce further actions aimed at improving veterans mental healthcare and housing.
Emmy Awards Seem Like A Rerun
Every actor or actress who won in a drama or comedy category at last night's Emmy Awards had won before.
Fight Over ‘Knee Defender’ Causes Airline To Divert Route
Should tall passengers be able to prevent the person in front from reclining? Ira Goldman, who invented the "Knee Defender," says yes.
Edward Snowden Speaks Out
Journalist James Bamford traveled to Russia to interview the man who leaked hundreds of thousands of NSA documents.
Is Amazon Setting The Stage For Move Into Offline Retail?
Amazon has rolled out its own in-store credit card reader. Is this a step toward selling products in brick-and-mortar stores?
A Fan Says No To Football
Steve Almond writes, "our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia."
Can The U.S. Hurt ISIS Without Helping Assad?
Regional experts say the U.S. is faced with a difficult problem: weakening ISIS could strengthen the hand of Syrian president Bashar Assad.
Music From The Show
From The Instances to Eitheror.
What Sound Can Tell You About Dangerous Places
Peter Cusack travels the world recording sounds in places like Chernobyl and the old oil fields of Azerbaijan.
Pediatricians Group: Delay School Start Times So Teens Can Sleep
Many studies have shown that the average adolescent doesn't get enough sleep, and that can cause physical and mental health issues.
Burger King… Of Canada?
Burger King could move its headquarters to Canada if it buys the coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons.
ISIS: Assessing The Threat And What The U.S. Should Do
Retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich discusses what the U.S. military strategy should be, following the beheading of James Foley.
A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson
Jim Bueermann says the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath point to the need for a conversation about policing in the U.S.

WBHM Interviews

A College For Inmates, And An Interview With Its President
INTERVIEW: Inmate And Horticulture Student Timothy Brown
INTERVIEW: Trisha Powell Crain On Alabama's Low NAEP Ranks
INTERVIEWS With "Make Them Listen" Anti-Illegal-Immigration Protesters
Interview: Nick Patterson, Author of "Birmingham Foot Soldiers: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement"
INTERVIEW: New Jefferson County Schools Chief Craig Pouncey
Life After Prison: Interview With Robin, Student And Tutwiler Inmate
Interview: U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance on Alabama's Heroin Problem
Interview: Reporter Alex Walsh on Alabama's Prison Budget
"Coming Back With Wes Moore" Explores the Struggles of Returning Combat Veterans
Interview: Mark Crosswhite, Alabama Power's New CEO
INTERVIEW: James Willig On The "Gamification" Of Medical Education, WBHM Event Yields Frank Talk On Hoover School Bus Fees
INTERVIEW: Rick Vest, Counseling Coordinator Of Two-Year College For Prisoners
Interview: Dr. Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Alabama Native
Tornado Slams Small Alabama Town
Interview: Reporter Brian Lawson Discusses Inmate Healthcare
Interview: Birmingham Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson
INTERVIEW: Arnold Shober On The Importance Of School Board Leadership
Folk Singer Willie Watson Brings Classic Folk and Blues to Birmingham
Going Natural: It's Not Just a Hairstyle, It's a Lifestyle
Birmingham Native Callie Courter's New Album 'Love is for the Brave'
Interview: Reporter Kelsey Stein on Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women
Interview: Michael Saag, M.D., Discusses His New Book
Sustainability: Birmingham Mayor William Bell
SUSTAINABILITY: Grant Brigham Of Jones Valley Teaching Farm
INTERVIEW: AdvancED CEO Mark Elgart
INTERVIEW: Anne-Marie Slaughter
INTERVIEW: Controversial Comedian (And More) Bill Maher

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