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

Reporter Takes Rare North Korea Road Trip
Eric Talmadge's stories appear as North Korea today declared a 21-day quarantine on foreigners in the country.
Giants Win World Series, Ending Royals’ Storybook Season
The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 last night in Kansas City.
In Tennessee, A Ballot Question Over The Best Way To Elect Judges
Across the county, a record $24 million will be spent on judicial races this year. Critics say judgeships are for sale like never before.
Music From The Show
From Moderate to The German Army.
A Disappearing Tradition Gets A Big Boost
The origins of the Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware go back to the days of slavery.
A Blessing Of Stuffed Animals
The Congregational Church of Patchogue in Long Island, N.Y. held a blessing for stuffed animals to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Fusion Marks One Year In News
The TV network, born from the marriage of Univision and ABC, caters to millennials -- particularly Latino millennials.
Lava Threatens Homes On Hawaii’s Big Island
Residents of Pahoa Village are evacuating, as smoke billows towards their homes and lava from Kilauea volcano creeps closer.
Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters
Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.
Shiite Militias In Iraq: Savior Or Menace?
Many Baghdad residents see the Shiite militias as saviors, but others worry these brigades of volunteers have grown ominously powerful.
As Election Nears, Republicans Plan For Senate Takeover
Republicans stand a good chance of winning control of the Senate. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso discusses the party's policy agenda.
DJ Sessions: ’80s And ’90s Nostalgia And More
KCRW's Aaron Byrd shares a playlist of new music from Irene Diaz, Buscabulla, Marian Hill, Nick Mulvey and Julio Bashmore.
Hidden Camera Video Shows Street Harassment Of Women In NYC
What do you think of the video? Does it surprise you? Does it hit home for you? Let us know in the comments.
On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny
An investigation by NPR and ProPublica has uncovered serious problems with the charity's response to the storm.
FTC Sues AT&T Over Unlimited Data Plans
The Federal Trade Commission argues the telecom giant cut internet speeds for customers who were using too much data.
How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?
Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."
ISIS Uses Hostage As Part Of Propaganda Effort
The video shows British hostage John Cantlie acting as a war correspondent forecasting the fall of the town to militants, despite U.S. airstrikes.
Fed Keeps Rate At Record Low, Ends Bond Buying
As expected, the Federal Reserve is ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.
Music From The Show
From Thurston Moore to araabMUZIK.
Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall
Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

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
AL.com, 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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