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 January 31, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Hagel On The Hot Seat

Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is being grilled by the Senate Armed Services Committee, as it considers his nomination to be secretary of defense.

12:15 PM EST 13 Comments

Tiny Spaces For The Big Apple

Faced with a shortage of studio and one-bedroom apartments, New York has become the latest city to experiment with cleverly-designed “micro-apartments.”

12:15 PM EST 22 Comments

What Can Obama Actually Do About Climate Change?

President Obama has been talking the talk recently when it comes to climate change. But with a stagnant economy and a divided Congress, what – if anything – can he do about it?

12:40 PM EST Comment

In Russia, Ballet Dancers Questioned About Acid Attack

Detectives have been questioning members of the Bolshoi Ballet about the acid attack that nearly blinded the director of the company two weeks ago.

12:50 PM EST 6 Comments

Remembering Country-Rock Pioneer Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons is often called the father of country rock. He released his first solo record “GP” 40 years ago this month, but later that same year he died of a drug overdose.

Music From The Show

From Yoron Israel to Bill Evans.

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.

March 3 3 Comments

Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

In her award-winning book "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father's death.

March 3 12 Comments

The End Of The Lunch Hour

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.

March 2 13 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

March 2 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.