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
Policy
May 13, 2016 Comment

One Man's Bike Ride To Offset Type 2 Diabetes

After becoming an avid bike rider, Jaime Rangel was able to reverse his Type 2 diabetes.

May 11, 2016 2 Comments

Climate Protests Aim To Keep Fossil Fuels In The Ground

Climate protests across six continents will culminate this weekend with civil disobedience planned in numerous cities.

May 11, 2016 5 Comments

STAT-Harvard Poll: Most Americans Oppose Speedier Drug Approval, Support Getting Prescription Drug Ads Off TV

We examine the poll results from David Nather, Washington Editor for STAT.

May 11, 2016 4 Comments

Fort Worth Superintendent Refuses To Resign For Transgender Bathroom Guidelines

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for superintendent Kent Scribner to resign due to a new transgender bathroom policy.

May 10, 2016 Comment

New Lease On Life For Former Pot Felon

Chris Lehman from the Northwest News Network visited a former felon who today says he feels like a new man.

May 10, 2016 8 Comments

No Easy Way To Measure How Much Marijuana Impairs Drivers

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Jake Nelson, the AAA Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, about the research.

May 9, 2016 3 Comments

Bartender Explains Why The First National Gay Rights Monument Should Be At Stonewall

Fredd E. Tree, longtime bartender at the Stonewall Inn, witnessed the historic riots at the inn.

May 6, 2016 12 Comments

Inside The Political Fight To Raise The Minimum Wage

The minimum wage hasn’t gone up at the federal level since 2007.

May 5, 2016 6 Comments

FDA Clamps Down On E-Cigarettes

It’s the first federal law regulating e-cigarettes and other “vaping” products.

May 2, 2016 145 Comments

Examining The Call For Increasing The Minimum Wage

Here & Now looks at the impact a raise would have on states, the federal government and workers themselves.

April 29, 2016 6 Comments

U.S. State Department Envoy Responds To Murders Of Gay Activists In Bangladesh

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Randy Berry, the State Department’s first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons.

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

House Committee Votes To Register Women For The Draft

Rep. Duncan Hunter sponsored the amendment but voted against it, saying he only wanted to raise questions about women in combat.

April 28, 2016 5 Comments

Texas Businesses Gear Up To Defeat ‘Bathroom Bills’

Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

April 27, 2016 28 Comments

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.

April 27, 2016 Comment

One Student Sees Two Sides Of Philadelphia Area Schools

For NPR Ed’s School Money series, we meet Jameria Miller, a young woman who has been both “have” and “have not.”

April 26, 2016 4 Comments

How A City With 446 Bridges Deals With Infrastructure

Pittsburgh has more bridges than even Venice, Italy, but at least 20 are now labeled “structurally deficient.”

April 26, 2016 8 Comments

Penn. Governor Backs Hillary Clinton, But Doesn't Share Views On Trade

Gov. Tom Wolf is in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries. Clinton is against it.

April 26, 2016 8 Comments

Should Student Surveys Be Used To Evaluate Teachers?

Advocates say student surveys can help teachers improve, but those opposed argue it could easily devolve into a popularity contest.

April 25, 2016 2 Comments

With Economic Blueprint, Saudi Arabia Looks Beyond Oil

Saudi Arabia isn’t the first Gulf country to create such a plan, and many countries have struggled to follow through.

April 22, 2016 15 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Outlines How Cities Can Combat Climate Change

On this Earth Day, we revisit our talk with the former New York mayor, as well as the mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson.

Robin and Jeremy

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

June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.