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 Pinback to Jeff Buckley.
Boston Is Ready To Run Again
One of the biggest fields ever will assemble in Hopkinton, Mass., for the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday morning.
Boston Marathon Inspires At Children’s Cancer Clinic
For young cancer patients, teaming up with a Boston Marathon runner this year means more than ever.
First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From Adults
The breakthrough brings scientists closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells, but also sparks ethical controversy.
Recycling Greywater As California Drought Persists
Shower and kitchen water could be recycled to help reduce water use, but homeowners face obstacles installing the necessary equipment.
When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?
Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.
Obama’s Asian Trade Mission Faces Obstacles At Home
Critics say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be harmful to the environment, prescription drug prices, Internet access and U.S. jobs.
Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine Reject Disarm Deal
A tense standoff continues in Kiev today despite diplomats reaching a deal in Geneva yesterday.
Inside The Life Of A Restaurant Sous Chef
Michael Gibney's new book "Sous Chef" lets readers experience 24 hours in the kitchen of an upscale New York restaurant.
Study: Beards Are Sexier When They Are Rarer
BBC science reporter James Morgan discusses new research and considers the question, "have we reached 'peak beard'?"
With Easter Approaching, Christians Targeted In Syria
Christians are fleeing the country, but one Jesuit priest has decided to stay behind.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees
The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.
Hundreds Still Missing In South Korea Ferry Disaster
As rescue workers search for about 270 passengers still missing, an arrest warrant has been issued for the captain.
Music From The Show
From Pearl Jam to the Postal Service.
Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’
The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.
New Military Rules On Hair Create Controversy
New regulations on how female soldiers may wear their hair have drawn criticism, particularly from African-American women.
General Mills’ New Privacy Policy Restricts Consumers’ Right To Sue
If you've downloaded a General Mills coupon or interacted with the company on social media, you may lose the right to sue the company.
Voting Continues In World’s Biggest Democracy
In terms of seats up for grabs - 122 - it's the biggest day of polling in the six-week long process.
One Student’s Story Of Trying To Quit Smoking Pot
In Colorado, we meet a high school student who wants to stop smoking pot, but she's finding it tough to do so.
Pot Debate Lights Up On ‘Here & Now’
After listener disappointment in our coverage of marijuana, we've invited a leading voice in drug decriminalization to offer his opinion.

WBHM Interviews

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
INTERVIEW: Alabama Teacher Of The Year Alison Grizzle
INTERVIEW: Hoover School Bus Supporter Trisha Powell Crain
Birmingham Author's JFK Assassination Book Inspires Play
From UAB to White House Intern
Carsen On Capitol Journal
INTERVIEW: Terrorism Expert Randall Law
INTERVIEW: State Schools Chief Of Staff On Decrease In Per-Pupil Spending
INTERVIEW: Tanner Colby, Some of My Best Friends are Black
Eric Essix Evolution
INTERVIEW: Craig Witherspoon Reacts To Failing Schools List
Montgomery and Life are like High School
Carsen Talks "AAA" And More On Capitol Journal
John Archibald: Unrest at the Jefferson County Commission
Hostess to the Civil Rights Movement
John Archibald: Why Jeffco Is Paying Attorney $393K To Do Nothing
Diane McWhorter on Civil Rights 50th Anniversary
John Archibald: Old Questions about Airport Death and New Questions about Auburn Football

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