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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 Florian Kuper to Leapling.
Should Taxpayers Receive More Mining Royalties From Coal Companies?
The Bureau of Land Management says it wants to ensure that American taxpayers receive a fair return on mining on federal lands.
Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers
Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.
U.S. Open Women’s Finals Tickets Sell Out Before Men’s
The tennis tournament gets underway today, and there's a buzz in the air as Serena Williams tries to complete her first Grand Slam.
The Challenges And Rewards Of Hiking The Appalachian Trail
Warren Doyle of the Appalachian Trail Institute describes what's it like to hike all 2,189 miles of the trail, from Georgia to Maine.
Murder Of Sheriff’s Deputy Prompts Debate Over Anti-Cop Rhetoric
The local sheriff in Harris County, Texas, blamed the rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement for the killing of Darren Goforth.
On Alaska Visit, Obama To Highlight Climate Change
The visit is very much designed to highlight Alaska's extraordinary scenery and the already-visible effects of climate change there.
From Denali To Reagan National Airport: When Places Get Renamed
What goes into the decision to change a location's name? And what happens once the change takes place?
Visiting The Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram
Freelance journalist Joshua Hammer recounts his visit with three of the girls, who are now at the American University of Nigeria.
Wind-Powered ‘Strandbeests’ Wend Their Way To Massachusetts
Designed by Dutch artist Theo Janson, the Strandbeests ("beach animals") are made of PVC pipes and material sails.
Homeless Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina
Abbott Roland has just moved into an apartment in New Orleans, after living in an abandoned building for six years.
Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala
Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Guatemalan capital in recent days, demanding the president's resignation.
Sanders Closes In On Clinton In Iowa
A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining ground against Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
Music From The Show
From Disasterpeace to Naughty By Nature.
Personal Trainer Regulations Have Gyms Sweating
The Physical Therapy Board in Washington, D.C. is preparing new guidelines that would place further requirements on the industry.
DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina
Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.
Ruling Gives Unions Leverage In Negotiations With Franchises
The ruling from the National Labor Relations Board gave contract workers and employees of franchises more leverage to unionize.
How Immigration Is Playing Out In Greece And Japan
While refugees have been flooding into Greece, on the other side of the world in Japan, the picture is about as different as it could be.
Flaws In Scientific Studies Not Uncommon
Many say a fear of failure and the pressure of "publish or perish" have become a barrier in the quest for the truth.
Californians Cut Water Use By 31 Percent Last Month
New data shows that residents have surpassed the mandatory water restrictions for the second month in a row.

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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