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 The Swirlies to Euphone.
Discovering Lost Sounds
Ever wonder what a guillotine sounded like? At the Museum of Work in Sweden, such "lost sounds" are being preserved.
Sunday Morning Talk Shows Might Be On The Decline
While they once played a vital role in American politics, critics say Sunday talk shows may be dying out.
N.H. Hospital Offers Deals On Procedures To Uninsured
Transparency and low cost aren't common in healthcare pricing, but one hospital is trying to change that.
Tech Giants Apple And Facebook Report Strong Revenues
Both companies exceeded expectations in their latest earnings reports. Can they keep it up?
The Politics Of Supreme Court Retirement
When it comes to the U.S. Supreme Court, what factors should a justice consider when it comes to stepping down?
FCC Unveils ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules
The rules would allow content providers to pay for faster delivery, but also increase oversight to protect competitors.
‘Locke’ Brings Audiences Into The Car With Tom Hardy
British actor Tom Hardy and writer-director Steven Knight explain how they turned a car ride into a thriller.
Supporters Of Nevada Rancher On The Defensive After Racist Comments
Today, The New York Times published an interview with Cliven Bundy in which he makes disturbing comments about slavery.
Young Students Become Immersed in Mandarin
We visit a second-grade classroom in an Arizona public school, where students are immersed in Mandarin.
Anti-Immigration Activist Criticizes Obama Deportation Changes
"Backdoor amnesty" is what Dan Stein calls the plan to not deport immigrants who've lived in the U.S. for years who also haven't committed crimes.
California Governor Calls For New Rainy Day Fund
Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on the state to save extra tax revenue that could be spent only in deficit years.
FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and warning labels.
Music From The Show
From Ultimate Spinach to The XX.
DJ Sessions: From Europe, With Love
KCRW's Travis Holcombe brings us sounds from Norway and France, including Todd Terje, Tôg, Katerine and Jamaica.
May The Best Barista Win
Baristas from around the country will compete in the U.S. Coffee Championships in Seattle this week.
South Korean Ferry Disaster: One Survivor’s Story
BBC correspondent Lucy Williamson went to the holiday island of Jeju to meet one of the survivors of the disaster.
Cloud Computing: What And Where Is It?
NPR's Technology Correspondent Steve Henn explains what exactly "the cloud" is and where it is located around the world.
Supreme Court Takes Middle Ground On Restitution For Victims Of Child Porn
The court says a federal law limits how much money child pornography victims can recover from people who viewed their images online.
Nashville Rapid Transit Project Stymied By Americans For Prosperity
After Tennessee's senate banned the project, we look at how the Koch brothers got involved in the movement against the Amp.

WBHM Interviews

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
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

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