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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson

Here & Now is public radio's daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after Morning Edition and before All Things Considered. Airing weekdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., (and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays), the program 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.

Emmy and Peabody award winning Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. Co-host Jeremy Hobson worked at Marketplace for six years and was also a producer for NPR's All Things Considered and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! in addition to experience as a reporter for several NPR member stations.


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Music From The Show
From Trentemoller to Tristeza.
An Audio Postcard From A Columbus Barbershop
As Peter O'Dowd follows part of the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, he makes a pit stop to get a haircut.
James Brown Documentary Wins A Peabody Award
We revisit our conversation with the filmmaker, a longtime Brown trombonist and a professor of ethnomusicology.
Drone Strike Deaths Raise Questions
Italy says it wants more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
Legendary Rock Climber Lynn Hill
She's been pushing boundaries since she started climbing as a teen in the 1970s, a time when there were very few women in the sport.
Japanese Train Breaks Speed Record, Again
A maglev train in Japan broke its own record, hitting a speed of 375 miles per hour on a test run near Mount Fugi.
Aurora Shooter Trial Begins Monday In Colorado
The attack at a movie theater killed 12 people and injured 70. Nearly three years later, the case is finally going to trial.
Comcast Ends $45.2 Billion Bid To Acquire Time Warner Cable
The cable giant abandoned the deal after meetings with federal regulators revealed the government was mobilizing to block the merger.
25 Years Later, What’s Next For Hubble?
Longtime Hubble astronomer Kenneth Sembach about its significance and what comes next for the space telescope.
Russell Crowe Taps History To Make ‘The Water Diviner’
The Academy Award winner directed and stars in the film, which draws on the diaries of young Australian soldiers.
Young Armenian Composer Looks To Past, Future
Joseph Bohigian is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the genocide with new music by contemporary Armenian composers.
Week In 2016 Politics Focuses On Bush, Clinton Money Issues
Hillary Clinton is being asked about Clinton Foundation donors, and Jeb Bush is pushing the envelope of campaign finance rules.
Should The Ban On U.S. Oil Exports Be Lifted?
America's oil industry is calling for the 1970s ban to be lifted. We take a look at the reason for the ban and what lifting it would do.
Amid Listeria Outbreak, FDA Calls For Better Prevention Policies
As a second ice cream maker recalls all of its products, we hear from a top FDA official on food safety and inspections.
Music From The Show
From oOoOO to Rachel's.
‘Full House’ Is Latest Old TV Hit To Be Revived
The '90s sitcom will return as "Fuller House" on Netflix. John Stamos will reprise his role, along with some – though not all – of his costars.
Social Media Buzz: From Senate Cook To Jamaican Dance Halls
Mike Barry of The Guardian joins us to look at how the news is reverberating on social media.
Proposal To Close Loophole Looks At Who Is A Farmer
Big farms are collecting taxpayer dollars that they haven't necessarily earned, by taking advantage of a loophole in government subsidy rules.
Texas House Committee Passes Bill Opposing Same-Sex Marriage
The measure would ban state and local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz
Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became his friends and subjects.

WBHM Interviews

INTERVIEW: US Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan
INTERVIEW: Recovering Heroin Addict Brad Blount On A Dark Time, And How He Escaped It
INTERVIEW: Trisha Powell Crain On State Supreme Court Upholding Alabama Accountability Act
INTERVIEW: State Senator Del Marsh On New Charter School Bill
UA BOT Member On Dr. Ray Watts, UAB Football Controversy
Carsen And Lindley Talk Alabama Schools' Low Test Scores
Federal Judge Puts Temporary Hold on Same-Sex Marriage Decision
UAB Faculty Senate Could Vote For Reassessment of Sports And "No-Confidence"on Watts
INTERVIEW: Big-Picture Perspective On Colleges Ending Football Programs
Protestors Demand Assurances UAB Football Will Not Be Cut
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

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