90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
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
Sports
October 30, 2014 Comment

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about “the aggregation of marginal gains.”

October 30, 2014 Comment

Giants Win World Series, Ending Royals’ Storybook Season

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 last night in Kansas City.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Drama Ahead As NBA Season Gets Underway

As the NBA season tips off, the story lines include LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and the Clippers’ fresh start post-Donald Sterling.

October 27, 2014 7 Comments

CBS Finds Success In Thursday Night Football

The network postponed its most popular evening lineup and replaced it with Thursday Night Football from the NFL.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Documentary Traces LeBron James’ Basketball Beginnings

Before he turned pro, James got his start as an Ohio high school phenom. That history is the subject of a documentary airing tonight.

October 23, 2014 5 Comments

Investigation Reveals Cheating Scandal At UNC

The report shows more than 3,000 students, about half of them athletes, enrolled in nonexistant classes for which they received A’s and B’s.

October 20, 2014 Comment

In Kansas City, It’s A Generational Thing

Jeremy Bernfeld of KCUR talks to Royals fans in their 20s who have known only losing, and to little kids who have grown up with a winner.

October 16, 2014 2 Comments

Kansas City Moves Onto World Series

The Kansas City Royals advance to the World Series for the first time since 1985 after a dramatic sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

October 15, 2014 4 Comments

‘Only A Game’ Host Talks About Sports And Poetry

Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only a Game, has written a book of poems about sports.

October 14, 2014 3 Comments

Michigan High School Cancels Football Season Due To Injuries

Caro High School in Michigan cancelled its varsity football season after student athletes sustained season-ending injuries and three concussions.

October 10, 2014 Comment

The World Series And More In The World Of Sports

Here & Now’s sports analyst Mike Pesca refuses to call the World Series, previews hockey and discusses a high school football scandal.

October 7, 2014 Comment

Could NBA Deal Drive Up Customer Bills?

The NBA and its television partners are defending a new $24 million media rights deal.

October 2, 2014 Comment

Nationals Hope To Win It All With Natitude

The Washington Nationals have made the playoffs for the second time in their nine years of existence.

October 2, 2014 Comment

Getting Excited For The Playoffs

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca weighs in on the race to the World Series.

October 1, 2014 Comment

Kansas City Beats Oakland In 12 Innings

The 9-8 win in 12 innings sends the Royals to the American League Divisional Series, the first time in decades.

September 29, 2014 8 Comments

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

September 29, 2014 Comment

Kansas City Royals End 29 Year Drought

The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox yesterday, reversing a rough season and ending a 29 year long post-season losing streak.

September 26, 2014 4 Comments

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

Here & Now’s Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you’ve never heard of: Jonny Miller.

September 26, 2014 3 Comments

The Super Bowl Of Australian Football

The Grand Final is the Super Bowl of Australian football and it will take place tomorrow. A primer for the uninitiated.

September 25, 2014 8 Comments

ESPN Suspends Columnist Over NFL Comments

ESPN suspended columnist Bill Simmons after he criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of players accused of domestic violence.

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 5 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."

October 28 Comment

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

October 28 2 Comments

The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller’s Disappearance

A new book attempts to piece together what happened to the 23-year-old heir, who went missing in Dutch New Guinea in 1961.