Here and Now

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  • Hosted by Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson

A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.

Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, the show’s daily lineup includes interviews with NPR reporters, editors and bloggers, as well as leading newsmakers, innovators and artists from across the U.S. and around the globe.

Here & Now began at WBUR in 1997, and expanded to two hours in partnership with NPR in 2013. Today, the show reaches an estimated 3.1 million weekly listeners on over 365 stations across the country.

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Sea surface waters off the Southern California coast are setting records for warmth this summer. Last week, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego recorded its highest ocean temperature ever, 79.2 degrees.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young asks Daniel Rudnick, professor of oceanography at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, what’s going on.

No matter where you live in North America, someone has lived there before you. Now, there’s an app to tell you who.

The app, called Native Land, started with one goal: help right the wrongs of injustice experienced by indigenous people of North America. The Northwest News Network’s Emily Schwing (@EmilySchwing) has more.

A couple TV shows are returning this week. FX brings back “Snowfall,” a drama about the rise of crack in 1980s Los Angeles. NBC’s satire “Trial and Error” is also back, with guest star Kristin Chenoweth playing a murder suspect.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) has been watching, and joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss.

U.S. crude prices dropped around 5 percent on Monday, after The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the Trump administration and other Western countries may take the unusual action of releasing emergency oil stockpiles to prevent prices from rising.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi), co-host of “Velshi & Ruhle.”

Many Republicans in Congress have been critical of President Trump’s performance at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets reaction from Oklahoma GOP Rep. Markwayne Mullin (@RepMullin).

The University of Georgia recently released a study showing that an estimated 111 million metric tons of plastic garbage will pile up around the world by 2030. Plastic waste that could be recycled ends up in the oceans and in landfills, and there are plastics that can’t be recycled at all.

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Oklahoma has now overtaken Louisiana as the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country, according to data from the Prison Policy Initiative.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with John Carl, a professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Oklahoma, about how the rate got so high and what kind of overhaul is in motion.

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Leaders in Congress say they aim to pass a finalized Farm Bill before the Fourth of July recess. If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has his way, that bill will include the legalization of industrial hemp. The industrial hemp business is increasingly seen as an economic savior and substitute for vulnerable industries like mining.

Ranchers on the Great Plains are recovering from wildfires that scorched hundreds of thousands of acres of cattle country last month.

In the vast plains of western Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, ranchers have devised a system to make sure the cattle that survived the blaze still have enough to eat. Farmers and ranchers from around the country routinely donate bales of hay and volunteer to distribute it to ranchers in need.

Teachers in Oklahoma are in the sixth day of their walkout Monday, as they fight to get increased state education funding. Lawmakers there have already passed a few measures to increase funding and give teachers a salary bump, but educators say they haven't gone far enough.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Sharon Reese, a special education teacher at Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

This segment aired on April 9, 2018.