Here & Now on Public Radio 89.5-1

Monday-Thursday 1-3 pm
  • Hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson

A live production from 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, with timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.

Here's the latest program rundown.

Public Radio 89.5 is one of many stations nationwide carrying the expanded Here & Now, presenting listeners the opportunity to hear more NPR news from around the world and across the country every weekday. The program’s daily lineup includes interviews with NPR hosts, reporters, editors and bloggers as well as news from stations across the nation.  In the midday timeslot, Here & Now often functions as public radio’s first source for breaking news coverage with NPR. 

Here & Now has been hosted by Robin Young for more than a decade. A Peabody Award-winning journalist, she has reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television, and was substitute host and correspondent for The Today Show. Starting July 1, Young is joined by co-host Jeremy Hobson, most recently host of Marketplace Morning Report. Hobson has broad producing, reporting and hosting experience at the station, program and network level. Additionally, Meghna Chakrabarti, co-host of WBUR's Radio Boston, is the program's primary back-up host. 

To ensure that Here & Now reflects what’s happening in a diverse geographic range of communities, other public radio stations across the nation to contribute to the show. These contributions are presented as feature packages, interviews or straightforward collaboration when news is unfolding in a specific market.

Numerous NPR journalists are heard on Here & Now, including Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep, Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, International Correspondent Peter Kenyon and White House Correspondent Scott Horsley. Digital-first productions, like NPR Music and Monkey See, NPR’s pop culture blog, are also regular weekly on-air segments for Here & Now.

Talk of the Nation ceases national distribution at the end of June. Here & Now, a new NPR program, offers listeners live, updated news from around the world and nation Monday-Thursday from 1-3 pm. Science Friday continues from 1-3 pm on Friday afternoons.