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 February 5, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

5-Year-Old Alabama Hostage Freed In Raid

Questions are being asked about the raid last night that freed the boy who’d been held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in southern Alabama.

12:15 PM EDT Comment

What’s Next For N.Y. And N.J. Post-Sandy?

New York and New Jersey are faced with the questions of where and what to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, and how to protect against future storms.

12:35 PM EDT 11 Comments

White House Memo Justifies Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens

A 16-page Justice Department memo leaked last night to NBC News says the U.S. can legally kill an American citizen overseas if the three specific conditions are met.

12:40 PM EDT 9 Comments

How To Protect iPhones And iPads From ‘Apple Picking’

University campuses, cities and retailers around the country – and around the world – are dealing with a massive up-tick in thefts of Apple products, known as “Apple picking.”

12:50 PM EDT 10 Comments

When Good Movies Have Bad Endings

Several of this year’s Best Picture nominees have been drawing criticism for their finales. We take a look at the anatomy of good and bad movie endings.

Music From The Show

From Shipping News to The Doors.

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.

April 16 7 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

April 15 Comment

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

April 14 122 Comments

Turkish Professor Concludes There Was An Armenian Genocide

While Turkey denies the killings were genocide, a Turkish professor explains how she arrived at the opposite conclusion.