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
Thursday, November 1, 2012

N.J. Gov. Gives Obama A Boost; Political Tears Go Viral

The presidential campaign is back in full swing, after Superstorm Sandy.

President Obama heads to three states today — Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado — for campaign rallies. These are the first campaign events for Obama since Sandy hit the East Coast.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney has been holding low-key campaign events, but he’s refrained from any direct political attacks on the president, and instead stressed American unity in the face of disaster.

Romney is in Virginia today, and both camps have released new ads.

Images over the last two days have shown Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie effusively praising the Democratic president as they tour the state.

Meantime, a video of a 4-year-old NPR listener crying over the seemingly endless presidential campaign has gone viral.


  • Rick Klein, senior Washington editor for ABC World News and co-host of the network’s political webcast “Top Line.” He tweets @rickklein.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

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

October 7 209 Comments

Lawsuit Challenges Transgender Locker Room Access At Planet Fitness

We hear a counterargument to our conversation earlier this week about how to accommodate transgender people in gyms.

October 7 12 Comments

‘I Drive Your Truck’ Songwriter Now Drives Her Brother’s Truck

Like the real-life story that inspired her hit song, Connie Harrington now drives a pickup truck to remember a loved one who died.

October 6 53 Comments

Former Sandy Hook Teacher On Moving Forward After Tragedy

Kaitlin Roig-Debellis explains how she worked through her grief after the tragic shooting in her new book "Choosing Hope."

October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.