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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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Gannett and GateHouse Media have agreed to merge in a deal aimed at cutting costs and pursuing a digital transformation.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with media analyst John Carroll (@john_r_carroll) about the new deal.

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Apple Pulls Vaping Apps From App Store

Nov 19, 2019

Apple has taken down nearly 200 apps related to vaping, citing “a public health crisis and a youth epidemic.”

The company stopped accepting new apps that it says promote vaping in June, but this latest decision goes a step further. It also raises questions about how Apple decides what is allowed in the App Store, and what is not.

Country music is synonymous with Nashville. But there’s a city in Southern California that is often dubbed “Nashville West.” 

Many of the youngest eligible voters in the U.S. have yet to graduate high school.

Three high school seniors from Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City —17-year-old Nathaniel Black, 17-year-old Jamie King and 18-year-old Jessica Jones — all say they plan to vote in the 2020 presidential election.

This trio isn’t the only group of high schoolers in the country taking their civic duty to vote seriously.

More than 450 prison inmates behind bars for low-level and non-violent charges were released Monday across the state of Oklahoma.

It's believed these commutations mark the most prisoner releases on a single day in the history of the U.S. — the nation with the highest incarceration rate in the world.

The electricity at advocate Yomi Wrong’s Oakland, Calif. home has not been shut off despite planned blackouts, so she’s able to charge the electric wheelchair she uses to get around.

Wrong charged her old backup wheelchair incase she loses power, but some of her friends who live a mile away haven’t had power for days after utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced outages will affect more than half a million customers.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for nearly one in four Americans who die each year.

But that rate has fallen dramatically since the mid-20th century, says Sandeep Jauhar, director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

“In the 1940s and 50s, before the government got involved in heart research, nearly one out of two Americans were dying of cardiovascular disease,” says Jauhar.

Rural communities around the country often lack broadband connectivity.

But in Wyoming, the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho Tribes have been working to bring high speed internet to their reservation. They’ve started their own telecommunications business to make it happen.

Remembering Legendary Drummer Ginger Baker

Oct 8, 2019

Ginger Baker, drummer of the iconic rock band Cream, died on Sunday at the age of 80.

While the impeachment inquiry plays out in Washington, the political drama is also fodder for the classroom.

High school civics and government teachers across the country are now wrestling with the material that the impeachment provides. Many must tread carefully around hot-button political issues, while walking their students through America’s founding documents.