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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 This American Analog Set to Stereolab.
What’s The Best Way To Deal With Feral Cats?
Australia's decision to kill 2 million feral cats is the latest in a battle between cat lovers and bird lovers, over cats' impact on wildlife.
For Arizona Mining Towns, A Diverse Economy Is A Good Economy
Town officials are hoping to put an end to the boom and bust cycle that comes from relying on copper mines that open and close.
The Benefits Of State-Of-The-Art Airports
After New York's governor unveiled a $4 billion plan to rebuild LaGuardia, we look at the role airports play in a region's economy.
Ford Profits Jump 44 Percent Amid Strong North America Sales
Ford is crediting steady demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for record-high profits in North America.
The Risks And Rewards Of Hummingbird Rescue
Terry Masear rescued and rehabilitated hummingbirds for over a decade. Her new book is "Fastest Things on Wings."
Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders
The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.
Killer Robots Could Destroy Humanity (So Let’s Stop That From Happening, OK?)
Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have joined the call to ban autonomous weapons, which, unlike drones, operate solo.
Twitter’s Search For Stability
How can a company like Twitter, that seems so successful, be having such problems? Kurt Wagner of Re/code weighs in.
Mexican Authorities Report On Mass Grave Discoveries
The search for the 43 Mexican students who vanished 10 months ago has turned up 129 other bodies in 60 graves across Guerrero.
China Stocks Continue To Tumble
A day after the worst drop in eight years, the main market index in Shanghai fell another 1.5 percent.
Drought Leads To Stressed Out Salmon In Northwest Rivers
River levels are dropping as the drought continues – and the water's getting warmer. That's a problem for salmon and trout.
Shamir: From Country To Pop
The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.
‘Lion-Like’ Animal Roaming The Streets Of Milwaukee
The city has received more than a dozen calls to report sightings of what looks like lion strolling through Milwaukee neighborhoods.
Illinois Budget Impasse Puts Pressure On State-Funded Programs
The head of a Chicago youth development agency explains what the impasse means for programs and the children they serve.
Music From The Show
From Copywrite to Isan.
Boston Out As U.S. Candidate For 2024 Olympics
A person familiar with the decision says the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston.
Boston’s Bid To Host 2024 Olympics Is Over
The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties on Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started.
In California Drought, Musicians Find Inspiration
Across the drying state, musicians are writing songs about the lack of water, reports Ezra David Romero of Valley Public Radio.
Psychiatrist: Walking Stimulates The Brain ‘In Many, Many Ways’
"A bout of exercise is like taking a little bit of Prozac and a little bit of Ritalin," says John Ratey, "because it does the same thing."

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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