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 January 25, 2012
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Navy SEALs Raid Somalia Pirate Base, Rescuing Two Hostages

SEAL Team Six, the same team that killed Osama Bin Laden, raided a Somali pirate camp Wednesday to rescue an American woman and Danish man being held hostage.

12:15 PM EDT 19 Comments

Egyptian Human Rights Activist Asks What’s Next For Her Country

As Egypt marks the year anniversary of the revolution that brought down Hosni Mubarak, we speak with Dalia Ziada, an Egyptian human rights activist who has been working to spread Martin Luther King’s ideas of non-violence in the country.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Rise In Stray Donkeys Makes Extra Work For Dallas Police

In Texas, last year’s record setting drought has police departments scrambling to keep track of stray donkeys, let loose because of the high price to feed them.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Why Are Some TV Channels Blacked Out By Cable And Satellite Companies?

In Miami, viewers missed out on the Golden Globe awards. In Corpus Christi, Texas, a dispute with Time Warner has blacked out NBC, Telemundo, and more. We look at what’s behind the blackouts.

12:45 PM EDT Comment

Listener Letters: From Paula Deen’s Diabetes To Shalom Auslander’s New Book

We heard from listeners after our recent interview with author Shalom Auslander, our story on Chef Paula Deen and more.

12:50 PM EDT 14 Comments

Meet Kevin Gordon, The Singing Poet Laureate Of The South

Musician Kevin Gordon puts his masters degree in poetry to good use in his Southern rock music.

Music From The Show

From Maserati to Kevin Gordon.

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.

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.