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Democratic National Convention 2012
September 6, 2012 Comment

Sights And Sounds From Charlotte

We bring you some of the sounds from right outside of the convention center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

September 6, 2012 Comment

A Conversation with Michigan Senator Carl Levin

Senator Carl Levin of Michigan joins us to talk about the economy and how it will impact the president’s re-election bid.

September 6, 2012 Comment

Nascar’s Impact On Charlotte’s Economy

Nascar has a big presence here in Charlotte. But the racing industry is struggling.

September 6, 2012 Comment

Known For Its Banks, Charlotte Looks Towards Entrepreneurship

Think Charlotte, and you think banking. But some in the business community say innovation, new energy and high tech will soon drive the region.

September 6, 2012 6 Comments

Charlotte Restaurant Offers Homeless A Meal, A Job And Faith

We came across a not-for-profit restaurant in Charlotte that raises questions about separation of church and state and the role of government in charities.

September 6, 2012 4 Comments

Bill Clinton Sets It Up, Can Obama Hit It Out Of The Park?

Republican strategist Alex Castellanos said that Bill Clinton’s speech “will be the moment that probably re-elected Barack Obama,” but the Romney campaign had another view. We review the speech and look forward to President Obama’s speech tonight.

September 5, 2012 13 Comments

What Songs Say Charlotte To You?

We’ll hear a Charlotte, North Carolina soundtrack — including everyone from R&B artist Anthony Hamilton to Cledus T. Judd.

September 5, 2012 15 Comments

Scoring The President On His Promises

President Obama made 508 promises during the 2008 campaign, how many did he keep?

September 5, 2012 5 Comments

Jon Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’ Generation Of War Vets

We met up with a number of young veterans who are starting everything from brewing companies to veteran education initiatives.

September 5, 2012 3 Comments

Fired-Up Democrats Prepare To Nominate Obama Once More

Bill Clinton is on the agenda for the DNC tonight, ahead of President Obama’s speech Thursday when he’ll accept the party’s nomination.

September 4, 2012 Comment

Tweeting Political Poetry In ‘Tweet Land Of Liberty’

Author Elinor Lipman has vowed on both Facebook and Twitter to write a political poem on Twitter every day until the election.

September 4, 2012 Comment

Michelle Obama Expected To Highlight President’s Softer Side

First Lady Michelle Obama will take the podium at the DNC tonight. Much like Ann Romney, Mrs. Obama is expected to focus on her husband’s humanity.

September 4, 2012 Comment

Speeches From Conventions Past

We look at convention speeches– sometimes it’s the losing candidate who comes up with the real winner.

September 4, 2012 Comment

Behind In Fundraising, Democrats Look To Convention As ‘Last Best Hope’

Politico reports that Democratic operatives feel the DNC may be their last best chance to catch up with conservative Super PACS.

September 4, 2012 11 Comments

The View From Church: President Obama’s First Term

We stopped by the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, North Carolina to see how the African-American community views President Obama.

September 3, 2012 Comment

From Protests To Politics: Setting The Scene For The DNC

Charlotte, North Carolina is hosting the DNC this week. We get a report on protests preceding the convention, and Robin joins us from Charlotte to look at what’s coming up politically.

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

September 29 6 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 26 Comments

Methodist Pastor Faces Last Church Trial

Reverend Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating his son's same-sex marriage and later reinstated, awaits one more church trial. He writes about the experience in a new memoir.

September 29 7 Comments

Monarch Butterflies Could Be On Rebound

After precipitous declines in the monarch butterfly population, there are signs the species may be on the rebound.

September 26 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.