Here & Now

Here & Now

Produced by NPR and WBUR in Boston featuring long-form storytelling mixed with discussion and investigative pieces on topics ranging from breaking news to new music and the arts.


  • National Day Of Mourning; Yuma Homeless Shelter Thanksgiving Meal
    by NPR on November 25, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    For Native peoples, Thanksgiving is not a day to rejoice. It's a day of mourning. We talk to the granddaughter of one of the founders of the National Day of Mourning, which is honored every Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Also, we visit Crossroads […]

  • Grasping At Gratitude In 2020; Limiting Kids' Screen Time
    by NPR on November 25, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Many people have lost loved ones in 2020. Family members and friends are choosing to stay apart this Thanksgiving to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Two interfaith leaders in Oklahoma have some thoughts on giving thanks this holiday season. And, now […]

  • 'Ready Player Two' Author; Biden's Cabinet Nominations
    by NPR on November 24, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Author Ernest Cline talks about "Ready Player Two," his sequel to the best selling "Ready Player One." The first book became a hit film directed by Steven Spielberg. And, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to discuss the history-making names that […]

  • Supply Chains And The Pandemic; A Funeral Director's View Of COVID-19
    by NPR on November 24, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Harvard University professor Willy Shih says while we may see some brief, local shortages of items this winter, stores have learned a lot about making their supply chains more resilient this past year. Also, COVID-19 deaths continue to spike in El Paso, […]

  • Hyperloop's First Human Riders; SUNY Chancellor On Thanksgiving Travel
    by NPR on November 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Virgin Hyperloop is the first company to conduct a test of its new hyperloop technology with human passengers. Sara Luchian was one of the two passengers on the first test ride earlier this month. And, the surging coronavirus pandemic has complicated the […]

  • Zoom Accessibility; Causes Of Student Loan Debt
    by NPR on November 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Zoom has been the clear favorite to connect people during the pandemic. Hearing health advocates, however, say it hasn't connected everyone. One advocate explains her efforts to get Zoom's closed captioning out from behind a paywall. Also, the incoming Biden […]

  • Arizona Farmworkers And COVID-19; Coronavirus At-Home Tests
    by NPR on November 20, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    As the busy winter lettuce season hits full swing in Yuma, Arizona, migrant workers and farmers are trying to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak. We visit the border region, where 90% of the country's winter lettuce crop is grown. Also, the Food and Drug […]

  • Criminalizing Protests; What Climate Activists Want From Biden
    by NPR on November 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Civil rights lawyer Nora Benavidez joins us to discuss a growing number of states where lawmakers are passing or proposing laws to criminalize protest activity. And, climate activists have asked the incoming Biden administration not to hire anyone with ties […]

  • Stephen Miller's Rise To Power; Michael J. Fox Memoir
    by NPR on November 19, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Investigative reporter and author Jean Guerrero talks about Trump adviser Stephen Miller's rise to power and the lasting legacy of the controversial immigration policies he shaped. And, Michael J. Fox joins us to discuss his new book "No Time Like the Future: […]

  • The Future Of Trump's Border Wall; Rockefeller Christmas Tree Owl
    by NPR on November 19, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Host Peter O'Dowd went to Yuma, Arizona, to see what two local elected officials think should happen to President Trump's border wall after he leaves office. He speaks with Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and the Vice Mayor of San Luis, Arizona, Matias Rosales. […]