Here and Now

Weekdays from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • 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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Although I have never been a strict vegetarian, I’ve eaten my fair share of tofu burgers, seitan and vegetable burgers, and veggie dogs throughout my youth. So it was with an open mind that I explored the world of “fake meat.” I didn’t really love the taste of many of these top-selling burgers — but I do understand the moral, environmental and health issues that lead people to become vegetarians.

Editor’s Note: Sarah Milov, assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of the forthcoming book, “The Cigarette: A Political History,” provided extensive research material for historians Ed Ayers and Nathan Connolly. We did not attribute the research to Sarah in the original broadcast that aired. We apologize for the error.

The death of Ross Perot on Tuesday serves as a reminder of a key part of American political history: Third party or independent candidates can and have made a difference in presidential elections.

Perot, a child of the Great Depression who became a billionaire, shook up American politics in the 1990s in two independent campaigns for the nation’s highest office.

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Native American actor Wes Studi has appeared in more than 80 film and television productions — including "The Last of the Mohicans," "Dances with Wolves" and "Avatar" — portraying Indigenous characters with nuance and authenticity.

Now, he's set to become the first Native American to win an Oscar.

NPR and WBUR announced today that Tonya Mosley has been selected as the third co-host of Here & Now, the weekday news and talk program that airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on KOSU and idistributed on more than 475 NPR stations nationwide. Mosley starts August 5 and will be based in Los Angeles.

When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law in December 2017, he hailed it as a major legislative victory — calling the cuts “rocket fuel” for the U.S. economy and claiming they would pay for themselves.

Gravel Bike Racing Lifts Rural Economies

May 31, 2019

This weekend, thousands of cyclists from across the world will set off on a grueling 200-mile race across gravel roads in Emporia, Kansas. The sport has grown to such a level that there are now 600 such events across the country — and they’re lifting rural economies. WUNC’s Jay Price (@JayatWUNC) reports on the racing phenomenon.

The Arkansas River has reached historic flood levels after weeks of relentless rain and tornadoes. The decades-old levee system is overwhelmed, and millions have been told to evacuate as waters have engulfed urban and rural areas alike. Reporter Frank Morris (@FrankNewsman) joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the latest from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Another round of severe weather slammed the Midwest and Great Plains over the weekend, bringing more tornadoes and flooding from Ohio to Oklahoma. Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with KOSU’s Rachel Hubbard (@kosurachel).

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Dozens of tornadoes and heavy rain have overwhelmed parts of the Midwest and the Great Plains. Here & Now‘s Peter O’ Dowd speaks with Stephanie Abrams (@StephanieAbrams), meteorologist with The Weather Channel, about the impact and what’s in store for the holiday weekend.