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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.


The latest news headlines:

Music From The Show
From Battles to The Sea And Cake.
Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online
Here & Now's Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.
Puerto Rico Nears Default As Deadline Looms
The expected default comes after the governor in June told investors that the island's $72 billion in debt was unpayable.
GOP 2016 Hopefuls Race To Qualify For First Debate
Donald Trump stayed out in front of a crowded Republican field, while former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore announced his candidacy.
Despite Diplomacy Advances, Athletes Continue To Flee Cuba
In July, 18 Cuban athletes left their teams for the U.S. during international competition.
What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?
The lion's death wasn't the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.
Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years
Pollard's case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.
New Film Based On Travels With David Foster Wallace Opens
The film, called "The End Of The Tour," is based on David Lipsky's five-day road trip with the late author in 1996.
How Google Glass Recently Became An E.R. Gadget
While the product flopped with consumers, trauma surgeons are using Google Glass while treating critically injured patients.
HIV/AIDS Is A Growing Problem In The South
Atlanta's metro area has one of the highest rates in the country for new diagnoses of HIV and AIDS.
Exploring Unknowns: Mysteries Throughout History That Still Baffle
As hope remains for clues as to what happened to MH370, we take a look at other mysterious disappearances throughout history.
The Rare Blue Moon Isn’t Blue
A blue moon is a rare event, but not because of its color. Star-gazers may be able to see one Friday night.
Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise To Stop Virus
The experimental vaccine was tested in Guinea. World Health Organization officials are hopeful it works to stop the deadly virus.
Music From The Show
From The Drums to Foxygen.
Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil
The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Congress Heads Toward Recess With Export-Import Bank In Limbo
The bank has become a hot-button political issue for conservatives who see the bank as corporate welfare.
Haiti Observes 100th Anniversary Of 19-Year U.S. Occupation
The Dominican Republic's treatment of Haitians has drawn criticism from American politicians, but the U.S.' role in the problem is rarely discussed.
Silicon Valley Tech Giants Start To Raise Workers’ Wages
For the first time, tech companies are under new pressure from a labor movement speaking up for low-wage workers.
Ocean Currents, Drifting Debris And Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Airplane debris washed up on a beach on Reunion Island off Madagascar yesterday. But how did it get there?
Medicare, Medicaid Turn 50 Years Old
Former President Harry Truman was the first to enroll in Medicare.

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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