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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 The Civil Wars to Horse Lords.
Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children
Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.
John Adams Wanted Independence Day On July 2, Not July 4
The Founding Father believed July 2, 1776, was the really the big day – the day the Continental Congress voted for independence.
Conservationist Madison Stewart Stands Up For Sharks
Recent attacks in North Carolina have heightened the negative public perception of sharks. But for Stewart, sharks are like family.
How China’s Stock Plunge Is (And Isn’t) Like The 2008 Financial Crisis
Some experts say it's the inevitable bursting of the Chinese economic bubble, but officials in China suspect foreign manipulation.
A Cherished Synagogue Prepares To Close
After serving the Jewish community in Revere, Massachusetts, for 103 years, Congregation Tifereth Israel is closing.
Greece Faces Pivotal Choice In Sunday Referendum
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is calling on voters to reject a proposed bailout when they head to the polls on Sunday.
FBI Issues Terror Alert Ahead Of July 4th Holiday Weekend
Seth Jones of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at Rand, discusses why law enforcement issued the alert.
The Return Of Ebola In Liberia
Three new cases of the deadly virus have been found in Liberia, two months after the country was declared Ebola-free.
Not Your Typical Summer Reading List
NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.
A New Look At America’s Founding
Historian Joseph Ellis's latest book takes us beyond the Declaration of Independence, to what happened after the war ended.
Two Years After Arizona’s Deadliest Fire, A Small Town Continues To Heal
The tiny town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north of Phoenix, was so devastated by the fire, people wondered if it would ever recover.
As Greek Government Falters, Food Relief Put In The Hands Of The People
With closed banks, shuttered aid programs and frozen imports, a number of nonprofits are stepping in to make sure Greeks are fed.
Music From The Show
From Miles Davis to Mux Mool.
How The ‘Modern Family Effect’ Is Changing Public Opinion About Gay Rights
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans explains how Hollywood has changed the way Americans think about gay relationships.
DJ Session: Sounds For The Holiday Weekend
KCRW's Anthony Valadez recommends a playlist for your July 4th celebration, including a track from Philly neo-soul artist Bilal.
Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved
At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
Race For 2016: Christie Enters Race, Clinton Raises $45 Million
We discuss the latest in the presidential race with NPR's Domenico Montanaro and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan.
Tunisians Call For Balanced Response To Terror Attack
Many want to make sure the government strengthens security without infringing on the democratic gains made in the Arab Spring.
U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs In June, But Wages Were Flat
Unemployment dropped to 5.3 percent, but while the overall report was positive, there were some cloudy signs.

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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