Here & Now



Here and Now is NPR and WBUR's live midday news program, hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.


  • How online pirates transformed the music industry

    12/06/2024 Duração: 33min

    Latinos will be a driving force in the upcoming election, but they don't vote in lockstep. GOP consultant Mike Madrid and Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha talk about the priorities of Latino voters in 2024. Then, the FDA rejected MDMA as a treatment for PTSD. STAT's Olivia Goldhill joins us. And, the music industry hit its peak in 1999, making $39 billion in global profits. After that, everything changed when people began sharing copyrighted music online for free. Alexandria Stapleton, director of the new "How Music Got Free" documentary, tells us more.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Hunter Biden convicted on all felony gun charges

    11/06/2024 Duração: 24min

    NPR's Ryan Lucas explains the outcome of Hunter Biden's felony gun trial in Delaware. And, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is calling on Hamas to accept the ceasefire plan that the United Nations Security Council has approved. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he supports it. International correspondent for The Independent Borzou Daragahi joins us. Then, the new book "Roctogenarians: Late in Life Debuts, Comebacks, and Triumphs" spotlights people who found success later in life. CBS Sunday correspondent and author Mo Rocca and author talks about it.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Diddy's downfall: 'Vibe Check' weighs in

    10/06/2024 Duração: 23min

    The far-right made gains in European Union parliamentary elections this past weekend. The Washington Post's Emily Rauhala analyzes what the results mean. Then, the Supreme Court still has more than a dozen major cases outstanding with less than three weeks before its typical July 1 deadline for announcing decisions. Law professor Stephen Vladeck explains why the court is saving the biggest opinions until the end. And, the empire that hip-hop mogul Diddy, or Sean Combs, has built since the 1990s is crumbling. "Vibe Check" hosts Sam Sanders, Zach Stafford and Saeed Jones, talk about the allegations surrounding Combs.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Former 'Apprentice' producer Bill Pruitt tells all on Trump

    07/06/2024 Duração: 34min

    For 20 years, a TV producer couldn't say what he saw former President Donald Trump do on the set of The Apprentice. Now, he's talking. Bill Pruitt joins us. Then, Samia Halaby is a Palestinian American painter, sculptor and activist who's been an outspoken critic of Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza. We visit her Manhattan studio. And, every year, one song dominates the charts and perfectly encapsulates the vibes of the summer. Kelsey Weekman of Yahoo News talks about this year's top contenders.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • The legacy of D-Day, 80 years later

    06/06/2024 Duração: 22min

    Longtime asylum officer Michael Knowles talks about the challenges agents are facing in the days after President Biden signed an order to largely shut down asylum processing if the number of border crossings gets too high.Then, after six years and nearly $1 billion, Detroit's historic Michigan Central Station is reopening as an innovation hub, anchored by Ford. WDET's Quinn Klinefelter tells us about what the renovation means Detroit.And, 80 years ago Thursday, allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, breaking through the German army's defensive lines. Historian Garrett Graff talks about what happened on D-Day and how it's being remembered.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Cookbook adapts Indian recipes for American palates and pantries

    05/06/2024 Duração: 30min

    It's been two years since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. New York Times correspondents Lisa Lerer and Elizabeth Dias join us to talk about their investigation looking into the past decade leading up to the Dobbs decision. And, nearly one in three Americans is working and falls above the poverty line, but still struggles to make ends meet. One group has dubbed this population ALICE, or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. National director of United for ALICE Stephanie Hoopes and working single mother Jessica Fernandez join us. Then, food writer Khushbu Shah joins us to talk about her new cookbook "Amrikan: 125 Recipes from the Indian American Diaspora." The recipes incorporate American ingredients into Indian recipes and Indian spices into traditional American dishes.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Uncovering one town's history of slavery

    04/06/2024 Duração: 25min

    President Biden issued an executive order on Tuesday aimed at restricting asylum at the U.S. southern border with Mexico. Clea McCaa, the mayor of Sierra Vista, Arizona, weighs in. Then, initial results suggest India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be elected to a third term. Journalist Aakash Hassan talks about what the results mean. And, what happened when a museum in tiny Brownsburg, Virginia worked with descendants to uncover slavery in the town's history? Here & Now's Robin Young reports.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • What the federal government is doing to feed kids during the summer

    03/06/2024 Duração: 21min

    After being found guilty of 34 felony counts, former President Donald Trump is falsely calling the trial rigged. Donald Ayer, a former deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, explains the impact Trump's rhetoric could have on the judicial system. And, Claudia Sheinbaum is Mexico's president-elect. Journalist Jared Olson joins us to talk about the history-making election. Then, Nebraska is one of just a handful of Republican-led states to participate in a new federal program to help parents keep their kids fed during the summer months. Community organizer for Nebraska Appleseed Megan Hamann joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Grill up seafood, vegetables and fruit at this year's summer barbecues

    31/05/2024 Duração: 30min

    A jury found former President Donald Trump guilty on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to conceal another crime. Attorney Matthew Galluzzo and Washington Post reporter Sarah Ellison weigh in on the verdict. Then, Here & Now's James Perkins Mastromarino reviews some new video games released in May, from Nintendo's "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door" to indie releases "Animal Well" and "Hades 2." And, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares three new recipes to kick off grilling season.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Why retired lab chimps are living out their final days in cages

    30/05/2024 Duração: 21min

    Major League Baseball has officially added the stats of Negro League players to its records. One of the players is Norman "Turkey" Stearnes. His granddaughter Vanessa Ivy Rose explains what it means to her family. And, Ukrainian border guard Roman Hrybov told a Russian warship, "Go f*** yourself," and it became a heroic moment in Ukraine. Hrybov talks about that moment and his time as a Russian prisoner of war after he refused to surrender. Then, a federal judge ruled in 2022 that the National Institutes of Health had to move retired lab chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Louisiana. But the agency says it has no plans to do so. Chimp Haven sanctuary president and CEO Rana Smith joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • 'Freeway fighters' want to reclaim cities for people

    29/05/2024 Duração: 31min

    Polls show many Americans feel pessimistic about the economy. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins us to discuss why. Then, the documentary "The League" goes back to the 1890s to tell the story of Black Americans playing baseball. Director Sam Pollard tells us more. And, a new generation of "freeway fighters" wants to reclaim land occupied by urban highways for transit and walkable neighborhoods. Megan Kimble talks about her book "City Limits: Infrastructure, Inequality, and the Future of America's Highways."Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Extreme heat will strain power grids in Western U.S.

    28/05/2024 Duração: 28min

    Academic workers at the University of California's Los Angeles and Davis campuses are on strike in protest of the school's response to pro-Palestinian demonstrations. The New York Times' Shawn Hubler joins us. And, riots broke out this month in the French territory of New Caledonia. Professor of peace and conflict studies Nicole George and Doriane Nonmoira, a member of an Indigenous group in New Caledonia, join us to explain. Then, research shows that longer and stronger heat waves by mid-century are predicted to compromise the power grid in the western U.S. Professor and power grid expert Michael Webber explains.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Andrew Bird's 'Sunday Morning Put-On' revisits a golden age of jazz

    27/05/2024 Duração: 34min

    Gold Star father Chris Board talks about his son Cody and how he remembers him. Cody was in the Army and died in 2010 in Afghanistan. Then, Saturday marked four years since the police murder of George Floyd. Host Jane Clayson looks at what has happened since. And, Andrew Bird's new album is his take on nine jazz standards from a bygone era of jazz. He talks about the album.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • The impact of AI

    24/05/2024 Duração: 31min

    The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to stop its attacks in Rafah. Professor John Quigley joins us. Then, ABC's Rick Klein and NPR's Ron Elving discuss the week in politics, including concerns about Justice Samuel Alito's homes as the Supreme Court rules on whether former President Donald Trump has immunity from prosecution. And, we hear from longtime tech journalist Kara Swisher about the latest news on artificial intelligence, including the spate of recent developments with generative AI.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Trauma specialist offers tips for recovery

    23/05/2024 Duração: 29min

    The Supreme Court upheld a map drawn by South Carolina legislature that challengers said was a racial gerrymander. Law professor Spencer Overton joins us. And, though it's often difficult to prosecute those who harass or threaten election officials, a few people have been sentenced for targeting the same election official in Arizona. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer joins us. Then, trauma specialist Karesten Koenen joins us to offer tips on how people who have experienced trauma and violence can overcome it.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Elmo wants to know how you're feeling this Mental Health Awareness Month

    22/05/2024 Duração: 25min

    A new Florida law will delete most references to climate change from state policy come July. Grist's Jake Bittle tells us more. Cancer 'super tests' screen for more than 50 cancers with a single finger prick. But are they saving lives? Dr. Benjamin Mazer talks about the Galleri test. Then, for Mental Health Awareness Month, Sesame Workshop released new emotional well-being resources for parents and kids. Elmo and Sesame Workshop's Kama Einhorn join us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • How drought put the Panama Canal in troubled water

    21/05/2024 Duração: 32min

    A lack of rain in the Panama Canal has snarled cargo ships traveling through the crucial global shipping route and set off water concerns in Panama. Here & Now's Scott Tong reports. And, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is the most prominent pro-Israel lobbying group in U.S. politics. Politico's Nicholas Wu explains where the group is spending its money this election season. Then, anthropologist Jason De León spent seven years embedded with a group of smugglers moving migrants across Mexico. He joins us to talk about his new book "Soldiers and Kings," which tells their stories.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • What we can learn from 'American Divas'

    20/05/2024 Duração: 30min

    The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, among others. The Washington Post's Louisa Loveluck joins us. As 17 American doctors evacuated Gaza late last week, three stayed behind. We talk with one of them, Dr. Jomana Al-Hinti, about her decision to stay.And, a new HPV test where patients can self-collect samples is designed to make screenings for cervical cancer more accessible and prevent it early. OB/GYN Dr. Jessica Shepherd joins us.Then, in her new book "American Diva: Extraordinary, Unruly, Fabulous," author Deborah Paredez tells stories of great divas, including Tina Turner and Venus and Serena Williams. Paredez joins us.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • How one school has changed, 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education

    18/05/2024 Duração: 35min

    Tuesday marked 76 years since Israel's creation. Aaron David Miller, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, explores Israel's history and how the the day was observed amid the ongoing war in Gaza. At the same time, Palestinians across the world commemorated Al Nakba, which directly translates to "The Catastrophe." Brown University's Beshara Doumani joins us. And, West Charlotte High School was seen as a model for how schools could integrate in the 1970s. But in the 1990s, a federal judge ruled that bussing was no longer needed. Ella Dennis, historian for the school's Alumni Association, Rev. Joe B. Martin, and student government president Malachi Thompson join us. Then, 20 years ago, David Wilson and Rob Compton were one of the first same-sex couples to be married in the U.S. They join us to reflect on the anniversary.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

  • Birds are migrating north. Here's how you can help them

    16/05/2024 Duração: 27min

    The Supreme Court ruled that a map that draws a second majority-Black congressional district in Louisiana can be used in this year's elections. Law professor Spencer Overton explains its impact. And, patients in Gaza with conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson's and cerebral palsy are uniquely challenged by the ongoing violence. Dr. Jomana Al-Hinti talks about the need for neurologists in Gaza. Then, the Department of Health and Human Services has barred disability discrimination in health care. Disability Scoop's Michelle Diament breaks down the new rule and how it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Finally, this week is peak time for bird migration in the northern part of the U.S. But lights and windows can make their journey tougher. Scientist Andrew Farnsworth explains how people can help.Learn more about sponsor message choices: Privacy Policy

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