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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 India.Arie to ARP.
Young Singers Beat The Odds To Sing With National Honor Choir
Three students beat the odds to perform in one of the most prestigious junior choruses in the country.
After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks
Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.
‘Star Trek’ Star Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83
Best known for playing Mr. Spock, Nimoy touched a chord as the brainy, unflappably logical half-human half-Vulcan.
What Color Is The Dress? The Debate That Broke The Internet
Disagreement over the color of one dress is setting web traffic records and leaving many observers confused.
Earl Lloyd, NBA’s First Black Player, Dies At Age 86
He also became the NBA's first black assistant coach in 1968 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.
In Ukraine, Russian Military Threat Remains
Despite a ceasefire agreement, fighting continues in the Ukraine city of Mariupol, just 37 miles from the Russian border.
U.S. And Israeli Politics At Play In Netanyahu Speech To Congress
President Obama does not plan to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he is in town to speak to Congress.
More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing
A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.
Why Can’t We Beat ISIS?
For all of the destruction, the self-proclaimed Islamic State is relatively small, but a military strategist says "we allowed ISIS to build up."
How Did 3 London Schoolgirls Make It To Syria?
The girls successfully crossed the border, authorities say, likely to join the group that calls itself the Islamic State. But how did they do it?
Remembering Robert Saloschin
The World War II veteran and longtime attorney for the Justice Department played a role in the civil rights struggle in the '60s and '70s.
Stereotypes, Unconscious Biases And Minorities In The Tech Industry
Erica Baker is an African-American woman and a site reliability engineer at Google. She shares her experiences and insight.
Putin’s Opposition: Russian Parliament Member Speaks Out
Ilya Ponomarev was the sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea. He joins us.
Peering Over The DHS Cliff – Will Congress Get It Done?
Congress's deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security is tonight at midnight. We get the latest from NPR's Ron Elving.
Music From The Show
From These New Puritans to Ancient Lasers.
For A Glimpse At A GOP Presidential Hopeful, Head To CPAC
The Conservative Political Action Conference is attracting nearly a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls, depending on how you count.
That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job
In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.
Why Are Prices Falling As Wages Nudge Higher?
The Consumer Price Index fell in January from a year earlier, the first annual drop in five years. NPR's Marilyn Geewax explains why.
Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks
Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

WBHM Interviews

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
Folk Singer Willie Watson Brings Classic Folk and Blues to Birmingham
Going Natural: It's Not Just a Hairstyle, It's a Lifestyle
Birmingham Native Callie Courter's New Album 'Love is for the Brave'
Interview: Reporter Kelsey Stein on Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women

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