Here & Now



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


  • Inuit Throat Singing Expanding Internet Access

    Inuit Throat Singing; Expanding Internet Access

    15/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Inuk throat singer Shina Novalinga captured audiences last year when she posted a video of her and her mom throat singing on TikTok. She talks about preserving her culture. And, millions of Americans don't have access to high-speed internet, according to the White House. Getting them online is a key component of Biden's American Jobs Plan. Two experts join us.

  • Jackie Robinson Day Legal Expert Assesses Derek Chauvins Defense

    Jackie Robinson Day; Legal Expert Assesses Derek Chauvin's Defense

    15/04/2021 Duración: 43min

    Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" every April 15. Professor Yohuru Williams talks about Robinson's legacy today as the country deals with the police shootings of Black men. And, Georgetown University Law Center professor Paul Butler discusses the case presented by the defense so far in the murder trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin.

  • Fired Police Officer Wins Back Her Pension Squirrel Week Winner

    Fired Police Officer Wins Back Her Pension; Squirrel Week Winner

    14/04/2021 Duración: 43min

    Cariol Horne is a former Black police officer who was fired after she intervened to stop a white police officer from choke holding a Black suspect. She joins us to talk about winning back her pension, And, a cheeky chipmunk won the 11th Annual Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Mary Rabadan speaks about how she took the winning shot.

  • Robert Duvall Turns 90 Historical Look At Police Violence

    Robert Duvall Turns 90; Historical Look At Police Violence

    14/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Robert Duvall turned 90 in January. We speak with the award-winning actor about his vast career. And, Imani Perry, professor at Princeton University, joins us to frame today's police brutality against Black Americans with a historical perspective.

  • Minnesota Mosques Distribute Vaccines White Gaze Memoir

    Minnesota Mosques Distribute Vaccines; 'White Gaze' Memoir

    13/04/2021 Duración: 41min

    In Minnesota, Muslim leaders led a vaccination campaign in the lead-up to Ramadan, with nearly 7,000 vaccines distributed across 16 mosques. Imam Asad discusses the effort. And, in "Surviving the White Gaze," Rebecca Carroll explores the world of interracial adoption through the lens of her own story growing up as the only Black person in her rural New Hampshire community.

  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner On The Resident Protests In Minnesota

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner On 'The Resident'; Protests In Minnesota

    13/04/2021 Duración: 41min

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about starring in the Fox show "The Resident," winning a Grammy and "The Cosby Show." And, as the trial of Derek Chauvin continues in Minneapolis, protests continued for a second night in the neighboring suburb of Brooklyn Center after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer. NPR's David Schaper shares the latest from Minneapolis.

  • DMXs Everlasting Legacy Terence Blanchards Da 5 Bloods Score

    DMX's Everlasting Legacy; Terence Blanchard's 'Da 5 Bloods' Score

    12/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Jazz composer Terence Blanchard is nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score for his work on Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods." He joins us. And, rapper DMX has died but his legacy will live forever. The Undefeated's Justin Tinsley explains the lessons to embrace from DMX's life and death.

  • Renewable Energy Under Biden Mermaid Museums

    Renewable Energy Under Biden; Mermaid Museums

    12/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Biden's infrastructure plan promises to clean up the country's electricity system. Leah Stoke, assistant professor of political science at UC Santa Barbara, explains. And, two new museums devoted to mermaids recently opened independently of each other. Tom Banse of the Northwest News Network gives us a look into the museum in Washington state.

  • Brockhamptons Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine Sea Turtle Nests

    Brockhampton's 'Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine'; Sea Turtle Nests

    09/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Brockhampton announced that their new album, "Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine," will be one of their last. Kevin Abstract and Romil Hemnani discuss how a year in isolation shaped the new sound. And, the state of Georgia is concerned that loggerhead sea turtles nest now face a threat from a federal change in ship canal dredging. WABE's Molly Samuel reports.

  • Future Of Electric Cars Impact Of Arecibo Telescope Collapse

    Future Of Electric Cars; Impact Of Arecibo Telescope Collapse

    09/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Biden's infrastructure plan calls for $174 billion to rev up the American market for electric cars. We speak to Nora Naughton, WSJ auto reporter, and Jonathan Levy of electric vehicle charging company EVgo. And, writer Daniel Alarcón says when the world-renowned Arecibo telescope collapsed in December, it was a crushing blow to astronomers and to the island of Puerto Rico.

  • Rhiannon Giddens New Album Trauma From Systemic Racism

    Rhiannon Giddens' New Album; Trauma From Systemic Racism

    08/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Rhiannon Giddens joins us to discuss "They're Calling Me Home," the new album she recorded with her partner Francesco Turrisi. And, Minneapolis racial trauma expert Resmaa Menakem says for Black and Brown Americans, trauma is passed down from generation to generation, becoming a physical manifestation of the systemic racism the U.S. is only now starting to acknowledge.

  • Rethinking Personal Boundaries After COVID-19 Camdens Hoodbrarian

    Rethinking Personal Boundaries After COVID-19; Camden's 'Hoodbrarian'

    08/04/2021 Duración: 41min

    As more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, journalist Celeste Headlee says this time can serve as an opportunity to rethink what our personal lives could look like going forward. And, WHYY's P. Kenneth Burns tells us about one woman helping to bring more books to Camden, New Jersey's more than 70,000 residents.

  • Andes Running Challenge Future Of Homework

    Andes Running Challenge; Future Of Homework

    07/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Tyler Andrews, one of the fastest trail runners in the world, aims to beat times for 10 of the most challenging mountains and volcanoes in South America. He joins us from Ecuador. And, when students attend school from home, all work is by definition homework. WHYY's Alan Yu reports how parents and teachers are rethinking it.

  • New Book Explains How To Be An Adult Life After The Gunshot Series

    New Book Explains 'How To Be An Adult'; 'Life After The Gunshot' Series

    07/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Julie Lythcott-Haims talks about her new book "Your Turn: How to Be an Adult." And, researcher Joseph Richardson and violence intervention specialist Che Bullock have helped 116 young men through coping with their gun violence trauma. They talk about their efforts, which they're turning into a documentary series called "Life After The Gunshot."

  • Light Spring Recipes Black Pastor Conducts Unchurched Funerals

    Light Spring Recipes; Black Pastor Conducts 'Unchurched' Funerals

    06/04/2021 Duración: 40min

    After a pandemic winter, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares several lighter dishes for spring. And, Rev. Irene Monroe has been conducting daily Zoom funerals since last March. Monroe joins host Robin Young to talk about her community and her experience over the last year.

  • All About Caracaras, The Raptor Birds Mobile Vaccinations In Colorado

    All About Caracaras, The Raptor Birds; Mobile Vaccinations In Colorado

    06/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Author Jonathan Meiburg discusses "A Most Remarkable Creature," his new book about his quest to learn more about caracaras, the raptor birds. And, Colorado Public Radio's Stina Sieg reports on an effort in Mesa County, Colorado, to bring vaccines to medically vulnerable residents.

  • Advice For Job Seekers Political Crisis in Jordan

    Advice For Job Seekers; Political Crisis in Jordan

    05/04/2021 Duración: 41min

    CBS News' Jill Schlesinger talks about the economy adding 916,000 jobs in March and what that means for people looking for work. And, a political crisis is unfolding in Jordan. The country's deputy prime minister has accused a former crown prince of plotting against the government. BBC's Lyse Doucet shares what to know.

  • Young Jewish Women Resistance Fighters Negative Pandemic Coverage

    Young Jewish Women Resistance Fighters; Negative Pandemic Coverage

    05/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Judy Batalion, author of "The Light of Days," discusses the stories of young women resistance fighters in Polish Jewish ghettos during World War II. And, Dartmouth economics professor Bruce Sacerdote felt that news coverage of the pandemic was often more negative than what scientists or actual data suggested. He explains his research into the media's negative COVID-19 coverage.

  • Brown University Students Call For Reparations Chauvin Trial Week 1

    Brown University Students Call For Reparations; Chauvin Trial Week 1

    02/04/2021 Duración: 41min

    Undergrads at Brown University are calling on the institution to offer reparations to the descendants of the enslaved people owned by and tied to the Brown family. Jason Carroll, student body president, joins us. And, we look back on week one of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd.

  • My Broken Language Memoir Fixing Urban Design Inequities

    'My Broken Language' Memoir; Fixing Urban Design Inequities

    02/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes joins us to talk about her new memoir "My Broken Language." Also, in 1968, an elevated extension of Interstate 10 was built to cut through New Orleans' Claiborne Avenue, a key business corridor for the city's Black community. Biden's infrastructure plan promises to undo some of the damage done by highway construction in the past.

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