Here & Now

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  • Hosted by Jeremy Hobson & Robin Young

Supreme Court rulings. Breaking news. Thoughtful interviews. A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, the show’s daily lineup includes interviews with NPR reporters, editors and bloggers, as well as leading newsmakers, innovators and artists from across the U.S. and around the globe. Here & Now began at WBUR in 1997, and expanded to two hours in partnership with NPR in 2013. Today, the show reaches an estimated 3.6 million weekly listeners on over 383 stations across the country. Stay connected to what’s happening…right now…with Here & Now from NPR and WBUR.

Apple is placing its bets on iPhones with bigger screens, and a whole lot of them. The company is asking suppliers to make between 70 and 80 million of the new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens by December 30, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is larger than the current models with 4-inch displays. Apple had stuck with its smaller displays even as rival smartphone companies rolled out bigger screens and customers sought larger models. Now, Apple will join their ranks. The...

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

Jul 22, 2014

Earlier this year, Here & Now told the story of the so-called Clovis boy, a young boy buried in what is now Montana, more than 12,000 years ago. His remains were discovered there in 1968 and eventually his DNA was analyzed, showing the boy was part of the Clovis culture, which existed in North America about 13,000 years ago. The analysis also showed that his people were the direct ancestors of many of todays natives peoples in the Americas. The discovery of the boys remains and and the fact...

Hong Kong Debates Independence From China

Jul 22, 2014

There have been huge protests in the former British colony Hong Kong recently. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand that Beijing honor Chinas commitment to Hong Kongs political and judicial independence. As the BBC’s Juliana Liu reports, there is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader, but there are also protestors on the other side, with leanings more toward China. Reporter Juliana Liu , Hong Kong...

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

Jul 21, 2014

Who boxes nowadays? Here & Now s Jeremy Hobson went to The Ring Boxing Club in Boston and found that fighters ranged in age and were of both genders. He talks to several boxers as well as Springs Toledo , author of The Gods of War: Boxing Essays (excerpt below ), about the continuing appeal of the sport. Interview Highlights Amateur boxer Richie Allen on what keeps bringing him back to the boxing gym Whats not to love, you know? A gym like this, its not your normal gym, its like a small...

Foreign buyers have helped boost luxury real estate prices in places such as Manhattan for several years now. But that trend may soon push into non-luxury markets across the United States. The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin. Diane Francis  of the National Post joins Here & Now s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the recent announcement. Read Diane Francis piece, The Chinese are coming, and they’d like to buy your house Guest Diane Francis ,...

There are still many questions and few answers related to the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that crashed Thursday, killing all 298 passengers aboard. The commercial airliner may have been shot down by a missile along the Russian and Ukraine border. Jim Hall , former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, joins Here & Now s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the steps that would normally be taken after a plane crash. Guest Jim Hall , former chairman of the National...

In 2011, University of Southern California history professor Deborah Harkness introduced readers to professor and reluctant witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont in A Discovery of Witches . It was the first in what has come to be called her All Souls Trilogy . Harkness tells Here & Now s Meghna Chakrabarti that the idea for the book first came to her when she was in the airport, looking at all the books about vampires, witches and other supernatural beings. She wondered...

As President Obama announces new actions on climate change, a tight congressional race in southern West Virginia coal country is bringing environmental issues to the forefront. In West Virginias third congressional district, Evan Jenkins, a Republican state senator, will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall, whos been in office since 1977. Jessica Lilly , southern West Virginia bureau chief for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, has been covering the race and joins Here & Now s...

Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car

Jul 16, 2014

3D printers are capable of producing a variety of consumer products, from children’s toys to prosthetic limbs. Now, a company in the Phoenix area is trying to take the technology to the next level with cars. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Carrie Jung of KJZZ reports. Read more on this story via KJZZ Reporter Carrie Jung , reporter for KJZZ in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She tweets @Jung_Carrie . Copyright 2014 WBUR-FM. To see more, visit http://www.wbur.org .

'Rocks Off': The Stones Keep Rolling

Jul 15, 2014

Last summer we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones. Now Keith Richards and Mick Jagger and the rest of the band are rocking in their 51st year. The Stones just put the finishing touches on a European tour and they will play shows in Australia and New Zealand in the fall. Bill Janovitz , from the band Buffalo Tom, is one of the Stones most devoted fans. He has written two books about the band. The latest is Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones . The...

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