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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 Forest Swords to The Cinematic Orchestra.
Smart Meters: An Experiment In Power Grid Innovation
In Fort Collins, Colorado, customers can now see their energy use in 15-minute increments, instead of just once per month.
How Historic Was Last Week? A Historian Puts It In Context.
President Obama won huge victories in the Supreme Court, and South Carolina officials called for the removal of the Confederate flag.
High Stakes Financial News: From Greece To China
There are a number of dramatic economic stories in the news today. We look at what's happening in Greece, China and Puerto Rico.
First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom
Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.
Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Execution Drug
The case was brought by a group of Oklahoma inmates who argue the use of the drug amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
What Happens If Workers Become Obsolete?
The rapid rise in technology and machines has some experts predicting that workers could become obsolete.
SpaceX Rocket Explodes Minutes After Takeoff
John Logsdon, former director of the Space Policy Institute, discusses the explosion and the future of private sector space missions.
Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag
The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.
Confederate Flag Flying Again, After Activist Bree Newsome Took It Down
The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released.
3 More Decisions From The Supreme Court
The high court ruled today on cases relating to capital punishment, power plant emissions and congressional redistricting.
To Be Young And Greek In A Time Of Crisis
Greece is closer than ever to default and an exit from the eurozone. A Greek college student discusses the crisis.
Music From The Show
From Nathan Fake to Real Estate.
Obama Delivers Rousing Eulogy For Rev. Pinckney
The president received enthusiastic applause and several standing ovations from the crowd of more than 5,000 mourners.
Kentucky Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriage Starting Today
Gov. Steve Beshear has told the state's county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, after today's Supreme Court ruling.
Opponent Of Same-Sex Marriage Reacts To Ruling
Jim Campbell is senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian law group.
A Conversation With San Antonio’s First Black Female Mayor
Ivy Taylor took the oath of office this week. She won reelection after serving as interim mayor since last summer.
Saying Goodbye To Rev. Clementa Pinckney
Thousands are gathered to hear President Obama pay tribute to the pastor and eight parishioners killed in the Charleston shooting.
Jindal Joins Race, Candidates React To Court Rulings
Jesse Holland of the Associated Press and Katie Zezima of The Washington Post joins us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.
Obama Lauds High Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
The president says the ruling will end the patchwork of laws on marriage across the country and the uncertainty that they create.

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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