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
Boston
January 18, 2016 2 Comments

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Celebrates MLK Day

The nation’s first Mexican-American poet laureate reflects on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 14, 2016 Comment

Boston Celebrates GE’s Plans For Corporate Move

Starting this summer, 800 executives and top product managers will pack up their desks in Connecticut and move to Boston.

January 4, 2016 13 Comments

Boston Globe Reporters Deliver Their Own Newspapers

With customers and reporters increasingly frustrated about delivery problems, Globe staffers stepped up to help deliver papers.

January 1, 2016 3 Comments

Remembering WWII Veteran Susumu Ito

The Harvard professor, who served in one of the most decorated units in American military history, died in September at the age of 96.

December 30, 2015 2 Comments

Massachusetts Nurse On Volunteering With Migrants

Jennifer Silverstone volunteered at a refugee camp in western France. She tells us about her experience, and the conditions in the camp.

December 29, 2015 Comment

Veteran Marathoner Ready For Another Olympic Bid

In February, 40-year-old Meb Keflezighi will try to make his 4th Olympic team when he runs in the Olympic Marathon Trials race in Los Angeles.

December 21, 2015 3 Comments

Christmas In The City Brings Joy To Thousands Of Children In Need

Twenty-seven years ago, Jake and Sparky Kennedy held a party for 100 homeless children. Today, the party has grown to become one of the largest Christmas events in the country with almost 5,000 children each year.

December 10, 2015 Comment

Norovirus Outbreak Raises Questions About Chipotle Food Safety

Boston public health officials say norovirus is responsible for sickening scores of people who ate at a Chipotle restaurant.

November 23, 2015 Comment

New Exhibit Highlights Native American Fashion

A new traveling exhibition called Native Fashion Now has debuted at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

November 17, 2015 Comment

Facial Feminization Surgery: What Makes A Face Feminine?

“We hear beauty is only skin deep; it’s not. It has to do a lot with the bones,” says one of the surgeons who pioneered the surgery.

November 9, 2015 20 Comments

Beyond Counting Footsteps: Wearable Tech That Measures How You Work

Humanyze builds devices to analyze things like how an employee talks, with whom they’re talking, body movement and location.

November 3, 2015 2 Comments

With New Film, Globe Editor Walter Robinson Steps Into The Spotlight

The Boston Globe’s Walter Robinson, played by Michael Keaton in “Spotlight”, discusses how it feels to be depicted on the big screen.

October 19, 2015 Comment

EMC Sale Tests Massachusetts Tech Sector

Dell is buying the data storage company for a whopping $67 billion. So why is it renewing doubts about the state’s tech sector?

October 16, 2015 7 Comments

Jacques Ze Whipper Cracks His Way Toward Guinness Book

News anchor by day, performer by night, Jack Lepiarz is trying to set the world record for the most whip-cracks in a minute.

October 7, 2015 2 Comments

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into DraftKings, FanDuel

The fantasy sports companies are under scrutiny after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 on FanDuel’s site.

October 2, 2015 4 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man’s incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

September 22, 2015 20 Comments

Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor Dreads Pope Visit

Robert Costello, who survived sexual abuse by a priest, says it’s like a “punch in the gut” seeing Pope Francis visit the U.S.

September 9, 2015 Comment

‘Black Mass’ Simplifies Boston Mobster’s Story

The movie is named after the devil worship used to describe the corrupt deal that brought “Whitey” Bulger into the fold of the FBI.

September 1, 2015 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what’s happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

August 10, 2015 176 Comments

‘Waking Up White’ Explores White Privilege

Author Debby Irving writes how she began to question her long held assumptions about race and culture.

Spotlight

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson are hitting the road to cover the elections. Our Tumblr brings you behind the scenes.

Robin and Jeremy

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

February 4 5 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 112 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.