Here and Now

Weekdays from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Hosted by Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson

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 3.1 million weekly listeners on over 365 stations across the country.

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President-elect Donald Trump has named his pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is seen as pro-energy business, and has been an outspoken critic of the EPA — even filing lawsuits against the government agency. Here & Now 's Robin Young speaks with Joe Wertz ( @joewertz ), reporter at StateImpact Oklahoma, about Pruitt’s views on the environment, what he has done as attorney general and how Oklahomans feel about him.

On Twitter this weekend, St. Louis activist Danielle Muscato  ( @daniellemuscato ) gained a lot of attention for writing that President-elect Donald Trump was embarrassing himself by his regular tweets attacking Saturday Night Live, calling him a fraud who never wanted to win anyway. @realDonaldTrump (cont) anything better to do than tweet abt a comedy show. You know that actual lives are at stake, right? Youre pathetic. Danielle Muscato (@DanielleMuscato) December 4, 2016 This past weekend...

President-elect Donald Trump is meeting with more potential administration picks at Trump Tower Monday. Theyre just the latest in a parade of high-profile meetings Trumps been having over the last few days. Also over the weekend, Trump settled three civil lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University for $25 million. Here & Now s Peter ODowd gets the latest on the settlement and the transition from Rebecca Sinderbrand ( @sinderbrand ), managing editor of The Fix at the Washington Post....

Earlier this month  Here & Now visited the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma a center not only for culture and history, but also the preservation and revitalization of the critically endangered Chickasaw language. Among the 30 or so remaining native speakers we met was Jerry Imotichey. He grew up speaking Chickasaw, and called the language and culture his soul. Imotichey died on Friday, and his wake will be held this evening. Here & Now s Robin Young checks in with Joshua Hinson...

How Determination And Technology Are Fostering The Chickasaw Language's Rebirth

Oct 6, 2016
Karyn Miller-Medzon / Here & Now

With only 30 or so remaining native Chickasaw speakers — those who learned Chickasaw as a first language — the language has been considered critically endangered. That didn't sit well with Joshua Hinson when his son was born in 2000. Realizing that his son would be the sixth generation of Chickasaw children to grow up speaking English, he decided to take matters into his own hands. His efforts — including the development of a Chickasaw language app and website , the creation an online...

This years campaign ads might seem negative, but archivists at the Julian Kanter Political Commercial Archive at the University of Oklahoma say thats nothing new. The countrys largest archive of political ads includes more than 160,000 local, state and national campaign advertisements going back to 1936. Here & Now s Robin Young visited the archive to find out more about the history of political ads and how they relate to the current campaign. Ads From The Segment [Youtube] [Youtube] [Youtube...

In 1921, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, erupted in race riots that left up to 300 people dead. Homes and businesses were burned. The riot has been mostly ignored by history. But a recent fatal police shooting of an African-American man in Tulsa has re-focused attention on the city’s past. Bruce Fisher , retired curator of the African-American projects at the Oklahoma Historical Society, and Kate Carlton Greer , a reporter for KGOU, join  Here & Now s Robin Young to discuss Tulsas past and...

Another earthquake shook Oklahoma today. It measured 3.1 on the Richter scale, and struck just after 7 a.m. near Stroud, 65 miles from Oklahoma City. Thats one of more than 500 this year, compared to Californias 156. Scientists have linked Oklahomas sharp increase in earthquakes in recent years to the underground injection of wastewater during oil and gas production. Here & Now s Robin Young checks in with Joe Wertz , KGOUs StateImpact reporter, about Oklahomas earthquake trends. With...

From its state legislature and governor to its congressional delegation, Oklahoma is a solidly Republican state. So while polls and political analysts predict a Trump victory, several key ballot questions are causing a stir. One of them, called Right to Farm , limits government restrictions on farming. Another focuses on alcohol sales. Here & Now s Robin Young checks in with StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Logan Layden  for the latest in Oklahoma politics. Guest Logan Layden , reporter for...

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Oklahoma on Saturday, prompting Gov. Mary Fallin to declare a state of emergency. On Wednesday, officials said it was the strongest quake in the states history. The quake followed a string of thousands of smaller tremors that have raised questions about the impact of drilling for oil and gas, and the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Here & Now s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Joe Wertz , a reporter for StateImpact Oklahoma....

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