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 February 1, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Moderate But Steady Job Growth Calms Economy Fears

Economists and investors seem to be taking today’s jobs numbers as a reassurance, after news that the U.S. economy actually shrank at the end of last year.

12:15 PM EST 2 Comments

Station Nightclub Fire Has Parallels To Brazil Blaze

The fire that killed at least 235 people in Brazil last Sunday has eerie similarities to the fire at Rhode Island’s Station nightclub, including flammable soundproofing foam.

12:25 PM EST 18 Comments

If Barnes & Noble Goes Under, Will Publishing Survive?

The co-founder of an independent publishing company is predicting that if Barnes & Noble fails, it could bring the whole publishing industry down with it.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Questions Remain About Algeria Gas Plant Attack

More than two weeks after that attack on the gas refinery in Algeria, questions remain about how a group of Islamist militants was able to infiltrate the plant.

12:40 PM EST 2 Comments

Super Bowl Is A Family Feud

Sunday’s Super Bowl pits brother against brother. John Harbaugh coaches the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coaches the San Francisco 49ers.

12:50 PM EST 16 Comments

National Anthem As ‘Holy Grail Or Third Rail’

Alicia Keys is slated to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. We take a look at the most famous and infamous renditions of the notoriously challenging song.

Music From The Show

From Rez Abbasi to Miles Davis.

Find past shows by date

Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

Robin and Jeremy

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

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.