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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The EPA is moving to weaken regulations on radiation exposure. This comes after the Trump administration also proposed weakening rules on mercury emissions, which come from coal-burning power plants. Last month, the administration rolled back restrictions on methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.

Reduced supply from Iran and Venezuela may well drive oil prices back to $100 a barrel by January, experts say.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd checks in with Roben Farzad (@robenfarzad), host of the podcast “Full Disclosure.”

New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say an estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu and its complications last winter, making it the deadliest flu season in decades.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd learns more from Helen Branswell (@helenbranswell), STAT’s infectious diseases and public health reporter.

(Courtesy Jenny Graham)

The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" pulls out all the stops: romantic ballads, all-cast dance sequences, a villain and two classic romances.

But in an adaptation of the show being performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, there's a twist: one of the romances is between two women protagonists named Curly McLain and Laurey Williams, and the other between two men named Will Parker and Ado Andy.

The emotional outpouring for John McCain this week has been extraordinary: his daughter Meghan sobbing, his widow Cindy kissing his flag-draped casket, Joe Biden’s eulogy. On Friday, the longtime Arizona senator and former prisoner of war lies in state in Washington inside the Capitol rotunda.

Over the past year, dockless electric scooters have descended on city sidewalks almost as if they fell from the sky. From Austin, Texas, to Denver to Cambridge, Mass., these compact two-wheelers are leading what researchers are calling the "micro-mobility revolution."

But their arrival has not been without controversy.

Three stories made major headlines Tuesday: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of fraud by a jury; Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen made a plea deal admitting to campaign finance violations; and an undocumented immigrant was arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa. How CNN and Fox News covered each story, though, was worlds apart.

Dockless scooters are back on the streets in Denver after they were briefly banned. Cities around the country have been trying to catch up with regulating the new trend in micro-mobility.

Colorado Public Radio’s Ann Marie Awad (@AnnAwad) has the latest.

It has been a year since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas’ Gulf Coast, bringing heavy rains and widespread flooding.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson checks in with KUT reporter Jimmy Maas (@maasdinero), who has been speaking with victims of the storm to see how they’re doing today.

A large-scale drug overdose rocked New Haven, Connecticut, Thursday — but from a drug you might not think of: synthetic marijuana, or K2. It’s also known as spice or AK-47. Dozens of people in and around a large park area in the city’s downtown experienced increased heart rates, vomiting and more. Some were unconscious.