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 Nosaj Thing to Parquet Courts
Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana
DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.
Hong Kong Debates Independence From China
There is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader
Next iPhone To Offer Bigger Screen, But Will It Fit In Your Pocket?
Apple is asking suppliers to make iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, compared to the current model's 4-inch display.
‘I'm Not Stupid, Just Dyslexic’
This is the second of a series of reports this week from WBUR called "Brain Matters: Reporting from the Front Lines of Neuroscience."
After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths
Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.
On The Ground In Gaza
NPR's Emily Harris joins us from Gaza City to discuss the fighting and what people there are thinking.
Detroit Couple Decides Whether To Stay Or Go
Michigan Radio reporter Sarah Hulett and her family have been grappling with whether to leave Detroit. One consideration: crime.
Texas To Deploy National Guard To Mexico Border
Governor Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, amid an influx of Central Americans to the region.
Retail Confession: Adults Who Wear Kids’ Clothes To Save Money
Taylor Quimby of New Hampshire Public Radio is among the many adults buying kids XL-size clothing instead of adult size smalls.
Modest, Obscure Deal Has Tech Industry Talking
Yahoo is set to buy the mobile advertising company Flurry, as it tries to figure out how to increase revenue from mobile ads.
Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed To Meet Deadline
The U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend negotiations over Iran's nuclear program for four more months.
MH17 Crash Victims’ Remains Reach Ukraine-Held City
The bodies of many of those who died on the Malaysia Airlines flight will now be taken to the Netherlands.
Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings On Health Law
Within hours of each other, two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue of the Affordable Care Act.
Music From The Show
From Mux Mool to Planet Patrol.
Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters
At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.
Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S.
The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin.
Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17
The former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board discusses the steps that would normally be taken after a plane crash.
Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Neuroscience?
This is the first of a series of reports this week from WBUR called "Brain Matters: Reporting from the Front Lines of Neuroscience."
Week In Politics: Ukraine, Israel And The Border
NPR's Ron Elving discusses the week ahead in politics, as Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Cairo for ceasefire talks.

WBHM Interviews

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
INTERVIEW: Alabama Teacher Of The Year Alison Grizzle
INTERVIEW: Hoover School Bus Supporter Trisha Powell Crain
Birmingham Author's JFK Assassination Book Inspires Play

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