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
Rundown for September 27, 2012
12:06 PM EST 6 Comments

Political Wrap Up: From Polls To Debate Prep

President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states to promote a “new economic patriotism.”

12:15 PM EST 105 Comments

Do ‘Ghost Bikes’ Show Failures Of Road Sharing?

So-called “ghost bikes” serve as a reminder of cyclist fatalities. But they may spotlight the need for more safety efforts.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Negative Ads Flood The Airwaves In Ohio Senate Race

Ohio’s Senate race was once rated one of the most competitive in the country, but a barrage of negative ads may be changing that.

12:40 PM EST 5 Comments

New Allergy Test Offers Hope For Some Families

A new allergy test is revealing that some kids who were told they had food allergies are not allergic to what they thought.

12:50 PM EST 5 Comments

The Voice Of Rocky The Squirrel Turns 95

In her decades as a voice actress, June Foray has portrayed a multitude of animated characters: From Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show to Witch Hazel from Looney Tunes.

Music From The Show

From Radiohead to Bonobo.

Find past shows by date
Spotlight

We now have a digital bookshelf! Explore all our books coverage or browse by genre.

Robin and Jeremy

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

January 29 Comment

DJ Sessions: Go Deadhead

The Grateful Dead celebrates 50 years since the band's start this year.

January 29 15 Comments

Middle-Aged And Living Alone

"There might be an initial honeymoon period, but what does living alone eventually do to you?" Sandra Tsing Loh asks.

January 28 16 Comments

Zillow And ‘The New Rules Of Real Estate’

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

January 27 124 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.