Here and Now

Weekdays from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Hosted by Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson, Tonya Mosley

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 Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson and Tonya Mosley, 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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Aficionados of Tame Impala, the genre-defying brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, held their breath for half a decade waiting for his newest album, “The Slow Rush.”

Fans can rest assured that they won’t have to stand by for that long again. Parker, the 34-year-old Australian who records and produces all of Tame Impala’s vocals and instruments, says the next record drop won’t take nearly as long because he already has a “flourish of ideas” waiting to be recorded.

Colorado was one of the first states to legalize recreational cannabis — and now a public university will offer the state’s first cannabis-focused bachelor’s degree.

Educators at Colorado State University-Pueblo say this new major was created after students expressed an intense interest in the field.

Participating students will leave with a science degree focused on chemistry and biology. They’ll take “rigorous” classes and become educated in a variety of sciences, professor David Lehmpuhl says.

On Oct. 1, 2020, regular driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted to get through airport security for domestic flights or to get access to federal buildings.

Travelers will have to get a Real ID-compliant driver’s license or use a passport. Host Jeremy Hobson talks to Jim Gregory, from the Transportation Security Administration, about how — and why — to get a Real ID.

Is everyone over 18 required to get a Real ID?

Jill Schlesinger knows a thing or two about money — and the dumb ways people spend it.

Last year, the certified financial planner and CBS business analyst wrote the book “The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money: Thirteen Ways To Right Your Financial Wrongs.”

Now, Schlesinger is back to share three of her top tips on how to spend your money the smart way.

As travelers may have noticed this holiday season, it’s not easy to eat well on the road or in the air. Think long-haul flights, chronic jet lag and disordered eating. Well, for vegan travelers, it’s even more complicated.

The timing of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is still up in the air, but one thing is certain, the person presiding over the trial will be Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic (@JoanBiskupicabout the role and other areas of the trial.

It's been a challenging year for American farmers.

Farmers in the U.S. witnessed a trade war with China unfold, farm debt continues to pile on and delays in planting due to extreme weather linked to climate change.

And as farmers get older — their average age is 58 years old — what does the next generation of farmers look like? Will they face the same barriers?

Libraries around the country are increasingly starting to lend out mobile hotspot devices for patrons to connect to high-speed internet at home.

Democratic Rep. Grace Meng of New York wants to see this effort expanded and has proposed a new bill that would provide grant money for more mobile hotspots in communities, particularly so students who don’t have internet at home can do their homework.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, scientists recently announced evidence that two sites in the city could be mass graves. The community has long suspected there were mass graves of victims of the 1921 brutal race massacre in Tulsa’s African American Greenwood section.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Phil Armstrong, project director at the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission.

Despite the hot economy, Dollar General continues to thrive due to a loyal customer base and an expansion strategy focused on rural areas that lack other retail options.

Jill Schlesinger (@jillonmoney), a business analyst for CBS News and the host of Jill On Money, joins us.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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