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 December 11, 2012
12:05 PM EDT Comment

Protesters Converge On Michigan State House

Several thousand people angry at Republican lawmakers for rushing passage of what protesters say is anti-union legislation are converging in Lansing this morning, as lawmakers take final votes on so-called “right to work” legislation.

12:10 PM EDT 6 Comments

A Chance Encounter, A Life-Changing Friendship

What began as a chance encounter between an aging Holocaust survivor and a young mother developed into a 15-year-long relationship that both credit with changing, if not saving, each other’s life.

12:30 PM EDT 106 Comments

One Of Yellowstone’s Most Popular Wolves Shot By Hunters

One of the most famous wolves in Yellowstone National Park was shot and killed by hunters over the weekend.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Making The Health Care Law Work

States and the White House are negotiating over details of two key elements of Obamacare — expansion of Medicaid and Health Insurance Exchanges.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Renee Robinson Retires: Beloved Alvin Ailey Star Takes Her Last Bow

This past weekend, Renee Robinson–the last dancer in the company chosen by the late Ailey who was called “the quintessential Ailey woman” by another company dancer–retired from the stage, after 31 years with the company.

Music From The Show

From Radiohead to Steve Earle.

Find past shows by date
Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 6 33 Comments

Military Analyst Andrew Bacevich On Iraq, ISIS

This is the first in a series of conversations about the relationship between the Iraq War and fight against ISIS.

July 6 5 Comments

The Rise Of The MP3 And The Fall Of The CD

Stephen Witt discusses his book "How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy."

July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.