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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 Global Goon to Animal Collective.
Plan To Save Astrodome Tops $240 Million
When it first opened in 1965, some called the Houston Astrodome – the first domed stadium – the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Using Poetry To Expose The Power Of Money, Class And Gender
Alissa Quart's first book of poetry is both personal and universal - inspired by work and research she has done as a journalist.
Oil Prices Jump After Saudi Strikes In Yemen
Saudi Arabia's involvement in Yemen's growing unrest has led to fears of instability in the oil market.
George Carlin Honored In National Portrait Gallery
The late comedian is being honored with a portrait at the Smithsonian Museum's National Portrait Gallery.
Birkenstock Design Has Staying Power
The company is updating its designs with trendy colors, leather insoles and, of course, faux fur. Have you heard of "Furkenstocks"?
In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial, Prosecution Close To Wrapping Up
Monday will be the last day for the prosecution to make its case in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
What We Know About The Germanwings Co-Pilot
A German prosecutor said Andreas Lubitz apparently tore up a doctor's note excusing him from work on the day of the crash.
Are We Winning The ‘War On Cancer’?
The number of Americans who will die from cancer each year is growing, but there is evidence we're moving in the right direction.
Harry Reid Stepping Down, Ted Cruz Stepping Up
Bloomberg's Margaret Talev and NPR's Don Gonyea discuss the latest in 2016 politics and Capitol Hill news.
IRS Cuts Can Make Filing Difficult
Are you among those who wait until the last minute to file your taxes? This year, that might not be the best idea.
Yale Is Starting A VHS Archive And It’s Full Of Horror Movies
"Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Stripped to Kill" and "The Last Slumber Party" – all from the 80s – are a few of the titles.
The Day Before Elections, Nigeria Claims A Military Victory Over Boko Haram
NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton says the timing seems rather convenient, as President Goodluck Jonathan is trying to keep his seat.
2 People Unaccounted For In NYC Blast
An apparent gas explosion leveled three buildings in Manhattan's East Village, injuring 19 people, four critically.
Music From The Show
From Dabrye to Tokimonsta.
WWII Veterans Return ‘Good Luck Flags’ To Japanese
Tom Banse reports on the effort to return the flags taken as war souvenirs from Pacific battlefields during World War II.
Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’
In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.
Trying To De-Radicalize French Prisons
French prisons have come under the spotlight as a key recruiting ground for Islamist extremists.
Will Saturday’s Election Change Anything In Nigeria?
The opposition party has enough support to win in national elections, but would the president allow for a peaceful handover of power?
Tornado Hits Oklahoma On Anniversary Of Historic 1948 Forecast
A tornado hit the Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma 67 years ago, but there were no fatalities because it had been predicted.

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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