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 Phoenix to Jimi Hendrix
Embattled NFL Commissioner Breaks Silence
Roger Goodell made his first public comments in more than one week about how the League has handled players accused of domestic violence.
Paige Rawl Remains ‘Positive’ While Living With HIV
Paige Rawl grew up enduring intense bullying due to her HIV status. Her new memoir recounts the journey.
US Men Falling Away From The Workforce
In 1954, almost 98 percent of American men of prime working age were employed, compared to 88 percent in 2014.
A Different Pro Baseball Player Hangs Up His Spikes
Even though focus is on the end of Derek Jeter's career, Luis Lopez of the Bridgeport Bluefish will soon end his own storied, two decade baseball career.
Reporter: Sunni Tribesmen Key In ISIS Fight
Josh Rushing is returning from a reporting trip in Iraq and Syria for Al Jazeera, and says Sunni tribesmen should not be conflated with the militant group ISIS.
Three Day Lockdown Begins In Sierra Leone To Slow Ebola
The government in Sierra Leone has placed the nation under lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola.
For The Love Of Cello
Reporter Scott Lau reflects on how playing the cello changed him.
On Stage: Hoopcamp Goes Beyond Hula Hoops
In our "On Stage" series today, we go to Hoopcamp, which bills itself as the "largest yearly gathering of the hoop dance community."
Climate Change Activists To Converge On New York
Climate change activists will march on New York this weekend ahead of the United Nation's Climate Change Summit.
The View From Syria: The Fight Against ISIS
The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen has been to the front line south of Damascus as the US ramps up the fight against ISIS.
American Nonprofit Provides Help To Ebola-Affected Areas
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest on record. One Colorado non-profit is among the groups racing to help.
Wall Street Opens Doors For Alibaba
Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in its much anticipated public debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
What’s In the Future For Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Voters?
In a record turnout, Scotland's voters decided to stay within the United Kingdom. But the story doesn't end there.
Scotland Remains United
With the last of the results from yesterday's historic vote for Scottish independence trickling in, it is safe to say Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.
Music From The Show
From The xx to Metrorail
Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future
Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.
Unable To Vote, Scottish Americans Watching Closely From Afar
As the vote for Scottish independence unfolds today, Scots in America and Americans of Scottish descent are watching closely.
Robots On The Dairy Farm
The task of milking cows has become fully automated with the help of agribots.
Eastern Ukraine Recovers From Season Of Fighting
The residents of the Luhansk region in Eastern Ukraine are trying to lead normal lives after enduring heavy fighting.

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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