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 David Bowie to Madonna.
Can A Computer Compose The Music Of The Future?
What will the music of the future sound like? New Hampshire composer Greg Wilder is hoping to build the machine that writes it.
Rain Expected After Massive Snowfall In Buffalo
It has stopped snowing in the Buffalo area, but the rain in the forecast is leading to worries about possible floods and more roof collapses.
Country Awaits Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
As the nation waits to hear whether the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown will be charged, we look at the protests through the lens of history.
FDA Approves Slow-Release Painkiller
Hysingla is designed to prevent people from abusing it as a narcotic. But the FDA says abuse and overdose is still possible.
Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes
In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.
Sen. Dick Durbin: Obama's Immigration Actions Do Not Go Far Enough
The Illinois Democrat calls the president's executive actions a good start, and says he wants to see a greater overhaul in the near future.
Sen. Jeff Flake: Obama’s Actions Make Passing An Immigration Bill Harder
The Arizona senator says he opposes the president's executive actions, but agrees that Congress needs to pass an immigration bill.
A Hobson Thanksgiving Tradition: Spicy Mac And Cheese
Nicky Hobson, sister of Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson, shares her recipe for the picante version of this classic comfort food.
Booming Economy Means Busy Highways In Sleepy Towns
The oil and gas boom has not only brought jobs and prosperity to states like Wyoming, but also a dangerous spike in traffic and accidents.
Old Language Attracts The Young To Catholic Mass
Latin is still spoken in more than 400 churches each Sunday. It's finding new converts among a group of young people in Miami.
Immigration Activists Respond To President Obama’s Plan
Jude Joffe-Block of KJZZ watched the president's speech with a group of activists in Phoenix, and described the mood as bittersweet.
Thai Government Clamps Down On ‘Mockingjay’ Movie
Screenings of the latest "Hunger Games" movie have been canceled, and students flashing the film's three-finger salute have been arrested.
In Sierra Leone, A Dearth Of Ebola Treatment Centers
As Ebola declines in Liberia, it's on the rise in Sierra Leone. The outbreak has moved from a rural area to the capital.
Rep. Randy Weber: Obama Missed ‘Golden Opportunity’ To Work With Congress
The Republican congressman is criticizing President Obama for his executive actions on immigration.
Key Elements Of Obama’s Actions On Immigration
The sweeping changes could shield nearly 5 million people from deportation, without going through Congress.
Music From The Show
From Ulrich Schnauss to Ween.
Legendary Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83
NPR's Eric Deggans has this remembrance of one of the most honored and successful directors in entertainment.
Anger, Protests Grow Over Mexico’s 43 Missing Students
The protesters' rallying cry: "Ya me canse" or "ya me canse del miedo" — I've had enough, I've had enough fear.
NBA’s First Openly Gay Player Retires
Jason Collins discusses his basketball career and his decision to retire at age 35 from the National Basketball Association.

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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