90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Friday February 23, 2007

Sending Troops Back To Iraq

The Pentagon plans to send 14 thousand more National Guard units to Iraq to meet the demands of President Bush’s troop surge. We talk with Major General R. Martin Umbarger and Lt. Colonel Tim Thombleson about their units readiness

Diamonds On The Red Carpet

The film “Blood Diamond” is in the running for a “best picture” academy award. But what role will diamonds will play on the red carpet on Oscar night? We talk with Hitha Prabhakar who follows the diamond industry for Forbes.com and Corinna Gilfillan of Global Witness.

Another Cold War?

Is there another cold war brewing between the United States and Russia, or are the barbs traded between the two nations this week over U.S. plans to deploy elements of a national missile defense system in former Soviet satellites in Europe. Is it all just a lot of posturing?

A Beaver Returns To New York

A tree grows in Brooklyn, and now a beaver swims in the Bronx. We talk with Bronx democratic Congressman Jose Serrano about the citing of a wild beaver in New York City for the first time since the 1800’s.

Adapting Little Children to the big screen

The film “Little Children” is up for three Oscars on Sunday, including best adapted screenplay. We talk with nominee Tom Perrotta about the process of turning his book about the dark side of suburbia into a movie

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 17 3 Comments

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

April 17 7 Comments

Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

April 16 9 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.