Here and Now

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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.

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Today is Giving Tuesday, a day of fundraising for non-profits that comes on the heels of several of the biggest shopping days of the year. Cyber Monday yesterday racked in record sales for online retailers, and over the Black Friday weekend, millions more people shopped online than in stores for the first time ever. Here & Now s Robin Young talks with  Jason Del Rey ( @DelRey ), senior editor for commerce at Recode, about this years trends in holiday shopping. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more,...

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel today allowed Dylann Roof to represent himself at trial. Roof is a self-identified white supremacist accused of shooting nine black worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015. The same federal judge ruled Friday that Dylann Roof is mentally competent to stand trial on 33 charges, including violations of hate crime laws. After a three-week delay, jury selection begins today for Roofs federal trial. The 22-year-old also...

The Monday after Thanksgiving has typically been the busiest day of the year for online shopping. But this year, many consumers got a head start over the weekend scoring Cyber Monday deals that started early. Regardless, economists are still expecting a rise in sales over last year, as well as a spike in charitable giving during tomorrows Giving Tuesday. For tips on shopping smart and avoiding scams, Here & Now s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Jill Schlesinger ( @jillonmoney ), CBS News...

Michael Baca is a member of the Electoral College who is running Hamilton Electors , one of the social media campaigns aimed at urging members of the Electoral College not to vote for Donald Trump when their vote occurs on Dec. 19. Baca joins Here & Now s Robin Young to discuss why he wants a moderate Republican to win the Electoral College vote, not Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

The Science Behind Fasting

Nov 25, 2016

Had enough food over Thanksgiving? If you are lucky enough to feel sated, perhaps some fasting is in order. More and more people are turning to fasting. But does it work, and how safe is it? Elana Gordon ( @Elana_Gordon ) from The Pulse at Here & Now contributor WHYY looked into the science behind fasting , and asked a woman who is a faster to keep an audio diary of her day. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

Home, Thanksgiving and football. For many American families, those three things are being celebrated this week, in varying degrees. But it hasnt always been that way. Karen Given ( @klgiven ) from NPRs Only A Game explains the history of the connection between football and Turkey Day. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

President-elect Donald Trumps transition team has announced that he intends to appoint Elisabeth Betsy DeVos as the secretary of education. DeVos is a philanthropist from West Michigan and the head of the group American Federation for Children, a conservative think tank focused on education. NPRs Eric Westervelt  ( @Ericnpr ) joins Here & Now to discuss. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

Rodale Inc. was founded in 1930, and since then has become one of the largest independent publishers in the country. It puts out a number of magazines, and also works to spread the gospel of an organic lifestyle. CEO Maria Rodale   ( @mariarodale ), granddaughter of founder J.I. Rodale, has faced challenges and some controversy since taking over the helm of the company in 2009 at the height of the recession. In a View From The Top conversation, she joins  Here & Now s Robin Young to discuss...

Five years ago, when he was 37 years old, the unthinkable happened to Will Lautzenheiser . He lost both arms and both legs to a devastating bacterial infection. But then two years ago, Lautzenheiser got what he calls an incredible gift: a double arm transplant. Those two years have been full of daily hospital visits, and hours and hours of hard, tedious work, to get the arms working. But now, Will can turn a doorknob, feed himself, write with a pen and feel the rain on his hands. Here & Now s...

The New York Times reports that during Donald Trumps meeting with papers editorial board, the president-elect was asked about the white nationalist group known as the National Policy Institute. That group held a conference blocks from the White House this past weekend, in which attendees made Sieg Heil Nazi salutes. Video of the groups Saturday conference shows white nationalist Richard B. Spencer shouting Hail Trump! and audience members extending their arms in a Nazi salute: [Youtube] On...