Here & Now



Here and Now is NPR and WBUR's live midday news program, hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.


  • DACA's 9 Year Anniversary; Pro Skateboarder's Olympic Debut

    08/07/2021 Duração: 41min

    Greisa Martínez Rosas, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient and executive director of United We Dream, talks about the work the Biden administration has yet to do on immigration. And, pro skateboarder Jake Ilardi of Florida will be on the U.S.'s first Olympic skateboarding team as the sport makes its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. He discusses the historical moment.

  • Blues Legend Bobby Rush Pens Memoir; Heat Wave In British Columbia

    08/07/2021 Duração: 42min

    Grammy-winning blues musician Bobby Rush talks about his new memoir "I Ain't Studdin' Ya: My American Blues Story." And, British Columbia is struggling through a major heat wave that's already reported to have killed hundreds of people and a billion seashore animals. CBC News senior reporter Lyndsay Duncombe has more.

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones Talks Tenure; Organ Transplants During Pandemic

    07/07/2021 Duração: 43min

    Award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones talks about her decision to reject a tenure offer at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and instead join the faculty at Howard University. And, surprisingly, a record number of transplants were completed in 2020 despite the pandemic. STAT reporter Liz Cooney explains how hospitals continued transplantation during the pandemic.

  • Daryl Davis On Dismantling White Supremacy; 9/11 Lawsuit Against Saudis

    07/07/2021 Duração: 42min

    Daryl Davis, a Black blues musician and author, has spent many years forming relationships and talking about racism with KKK members. He explains his approach and if it's changed this past year. And, thousands of family members of 9/11 victims are pressuring the courts to release information they say will help determine whether Saudi Arabia had a role in the attacks. We talk to one of the plaintiffs and a lawyer representing them.

  • Bill Cosby Accuser Reacts To Release; Legal Implications Of Cosby Case

    06/07/2021 Duração: 42min

    One of the women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault describes her reaction to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision last week to overturn the comedian's 2018 sexual assault conviction. And, National Women's Law Center President and CEO Fatima Goss Graves examines what the Cosby ruling means to survivors of sexual assault.

  • 'Firekeeper's Daughter' By Angeline Boulley; Post-Pandemic 'Normalcy Index'

    06/07/2021 Duração: 42min

    Author Angeline Boulley talks about her new young adult novel "Firekeeper's Daughter," which centers around an investigation into a new form of crystal meth coming out of an Ojibwe community in Michigan. And, much of the world is not quite back to normal yet, according to a new "normalcy index" by The Economist. Data journalist James Fransham explains.

  • COVID-19 Survivors Mark July 4th; Michael J. Fox On Optimism

    05/07/2021 Duração: 42min

    COVID-19 survivors added pops of yellow to their July 4th decor to show solidarity with the more than 600,000 people who have died of the disease in the U.S. Survivor Marjorie Roberts participated. And, Michael J. Fox talks about his book "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality."

  • What It Means To Be American; Improvising In The Kitchen

    05/07/2021 Duração: 42min

    With friends and families gathering across the country, following a bleak holiday last year, we ask some of our listeners what it means to them to be an American. And, New York Times food editor Sam Sifton talks about his book "The New York Times Cooking No Recipe Recipes."

  • Black TikTok Creators Strike; June Jobs Report

    02/07/2021 Duração: 41min

    Black TikTok creators are opting not to share their dance choreography on the app because they say they're tired of not receiving credit for it from users who co-opt them. Al Jazeera English's Femi Oke explains. And, 850,000 new jobs were added in June, defying economists' expectations. Bloomberg News senior editor Mike Regan joins us.

  • 'After The Apocalypse' Book; SCOTUS Weakens Voting Rights Act

    02/07/2021 Duração: 42min

    In "After The Apocalypse," Andrew Bacevich argues that the most important threats the U.S. faces are in North America, not on battlefields in the Middle East. And, Thursday's decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Arizona voting restrictions dealt a blow to the Voting Rights Act. Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice talks about the impact.

  • 'Be Anti-Racist' Podcast; New FTC Chair Opposes Big Tech

    01/07/2021 Duração: 41min

    We speak with author and professor Ibram X. Kendi about his podcast "Be Anti-Racist with Ibram X. Kendi" which builds on his best-selling book. And, Biden's new Federal Trade Commissioner Lina Khan made a name for herself by advocating for stricter regulation of big tech companies. NPR's Shannon Bond gives us details about Khan's background on the day of her first open commission meeting.

  • Philip Glass' 'Águas Da Amazônia'; Fatal Shooting Witness Speaks Out

    01/07/2021 Duração: 41min

    Classical music opinionator Fran Hoepfner dives into the rivers of the Amazon as depicted by composer Philip Glass in his piece "Águas da Amazônia." And, two people were killed by a gunman in Winthrop, Massachusetts, on Saturday in what police are investigating as a hate crime. Paulo Correia was driving in the neighborhood when the gunman got into Correia's car.

  • Unhoused People And Extreme Heat; Payday Pending For College Athletes

    30/06/2021 Duração: 41min

    It's slightly cooler Wednesday in Oregon and Washington after triple-digit temperatures for several days. Jimmy Jones of a community action group discusses his team's efforts to help people who are homeless. And, the NCAA is expected to allow college athletes to make money from their likeness. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins us.

  • Fourth Of July Grilling; Charlayne Hunter-Gault On 'Summer Of Soul'

    30/06/2021 Duração: 41min

    With the Fourth of July around the corner, we get a lesson in grilling chicken skewers, clams and peaches from chef Kathy Gunst. And, the new documentary "Summer of Soul" about the Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of 1969 opens in theaters and can be streamed on Hulu on Friday. PBS special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who appears in the film, joins us.

  • 'Summer Of Soul' Documentary; Future Of Hong Kong

    29/06/2021 Duração: 42min

    "Summer of Soul" documents the story of the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969. We speak with Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo of The 5th Dimension, one of the many acts that performed at the festival. And, it's been one year since China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that criminalized protest and curbed the city's autonomy from mainland China. Louisa Lim of the "Little Red Podcast" joins us to discuss.

  • Maryland's Crab Industry Bounces Back; Tree Equity In Cleveland

    29/06/2021 Duração: 41min

    Last year was difficult for Maryland's crab industry. But as WAMU's Dominique Maria Bonessi reports, this season is already promising to be much better. And, in Cleveland, Ohio, many low-income neighborhoods lack trees. A new campaign is trying to bring greater "tree equity" and help the city stay cooler as the climate changes. NPR's Dan Charles has the story.

  • Incarcerated Voting Laws; Return To The Office Dealbreaker

    28/06/2021 Duração: 42min

    Millions of formerly incarcerated people in the U.S. were eligible to vote in the 2020 election, but a new analysis suggests few did. The Marshall Project's Nicole Lewis joins us. And, with companies calling workers back to work after months of working from home, some people are realizing they don't want to return. Author and professor Dorie Clark weighs in with her advice.

  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Conductor; COVID-19 Long-Hauler Suicides

    28/06/2021 Duração: 42min

    Jonathan Rush, assistant conductor for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, joins us to talk about what songs are on his summer playlist. And, COVID-19 long-haulers are people whose coronavirus symptoms linger, and even worsen, for months after they're cleared of infection. We speak with one husband whose 50-year-old wife died by suicide after enduring 13 months of debilitating post-virus symptoms.

  • Journalists Rethink Their Role; Riding The California Zephyr

    25/06/2021 Duração: 42min

    After last year's political turmoil and racial reckoning, newsrooms were looking inward at their own status quo. Three journalists discuss how the past year changed them. And, Amtrak's California Zephyr travels nearly 2,500 miles between Chicago and San Francisco. Colorado Public Radio's Stina Sieg brings us along on her ride all the way across the state and back.

  • War On Drugs 50 Years Later; Mary J. Blige Documentary

    25/06/2021 Duração: 41min

    50 years after President Nixon declared a War on Drugs, some of the hardest-hit communities are still dealing with its effect. NPR's addiction correspondent Brian Mann visits two of them and shares his reporting. And, we speak with Grammy-winning composer Mervyn Warren about his work on the new documentary "Mary J. Blige's My Life."

página 2 de 3