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 12, 2012
12:05 PM EDT Comment

Fiscal Cliff Talks Drag On

Both sides are putting ideas on the table, but are we any closer to a deal? ABC’s Rick Klein joins us for an update.

12:12 PM EDT 6 Comments

Vanguard Founder John Bogle: ‘Stop Looking For The Next Apple — Buy Widely And Hold For Life’

Investment giant John Bogle says over his 60 plus years in finance, the industry has gone from investing to speculating, and the change is hurting our economy, and our society.

12:30 PM EDT 3 Comments

Amazon To Charge Sales Tax In Mass.

Starting next holiday season, Massachusetts residents will pay taxes when shopping at online retail giant Amazon.com.

12:40 PM EDT 32 Comments

The Modern Reality Of The French Foreign Legion

More than just a fixture in movies from the 30’s and 40’s, the French Foreign Legion has seen more continuous fighting than any other military outfit in the world.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Indian Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies At 92

Shankar died Tuesday at age 92. A statement on his website said he died in San Diego, near his Southern California home with his wife and a daughter by his side.

Music From The Show

From the Notorious BIG to Steve Earle.

Find past shows by date
Robin and Jeremy

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

July 24 9 Comments

U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 24 3 Comments

Food Innovators Develop Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Researchers say a fast-growing new form of a seaweed tastes like bacon when fried.

July 23 5 Comments

‘Paper Towns’ Author John Green Taps Into Teens

The film adaptation of "Paper Towns" comes a year after "The Fault in Our Stars" grossed over $300 million.

July 23 Comment

CDC Study: Teen Sex, Pregnancy On The Decline

The number of teenagers having sex is at the lowest level in 25 years. Less than half of 15 to 19-year-olds say they've had sex.