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  • 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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Enrollment in day care is down 67% on average across the United States since the pandemic began. Decreased revenue and increased expenses for things like cleaning and staff mean many day care centers are struggling financially.

Meteorologists will be checking to see whether any place in Colorado officially beats the national record for the shortest gap between a 100-degree day and measurable snow.

It had been five days in Rapid City, S.D., in 2000, says Alaska-based climatologist Brian Brettschneider, who notes that he studied only records kept at major weather stations.

Brettschneider says there are a number of cases where it can be 80 degrees one day and snow the next. But Denver's forecast caught his eye when he saw the highs above 90.

Refinancing is up more than 200% this year as homeowners lock in lower interest rates. We talk to Roben Farzad, host of “Full Disclosure,” about this trend that’s driving the boom in the mortgage market.

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Social media sites are preparing for what is promising to be a chaotic 2020 campaign season online.

Facebook in particular is trying to rebut accusations that it’s a hotbed for political misinformation. The company recently announced new election rules, including a ban on new political ads within one week of Election Day. Critics say those “well-intentioned tweaks” are not nearly enough.

Rethinking The Wind River Reservation

Sep 3, 2020

A landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer found that 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma still belongs to the Muscogee Creek reservation, despite over a century of white settlement. The decision could have ripple effects for Native American reservations across the country, including for the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation and the city of Riverton, Wyoming.

The Mountain West News Bureau’s Savannah Maher reports.

For our complete 2020 election coverage, click here.

In Oklahoma, Republican incumbent Sen. Jim Inhofe is facing a challenge from Democrat Abby Broyles. Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley looks at that race with Katelyn Howard, a reporter at KGOU.

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Even as giving drops off because of the pandemic, some churches say they are called to the work more than ever.

We talk to David Kinnaman of Barna Group, and Pastor Robert Turner of the Vernon AME Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, about how the pandemic is affecting church giving.

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It’s easy to spot overt racism — those old signs that said “whites only water fountain,” or the use of racial epithets. But covert racism is harder to see or hear, particularly when it’s ingrained in our language.

As states debate reopening schools, some child psychologists are expressing another worry— that schools won’t be prepared to deal with kids’ mental trauma when they do go back.

Fear, the loss of relatives, trauma and abuse are among the issues children might be dealing with.

A new study from South Korea shows that children over the age of 10 can spread COVID-19 as well as adults can. It also shows that children under 10 spread the virus much less.