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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.


  • Reforming Criminal Justice Reporting; Checking In On Extremist Groups
    by NPR on March 4, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    In 2014, Los Angeles Times journalist Sandy Banks wrote a column praising the decision to condemn a 19-year-old accused of shooting into a crowd with a 40-year prison sentence. Looking back, she regrets her article. And, NBC's Ben Collins discusses what's […]

  • Puerto Rico Pushes For Statehood; Photographing Black Leopards
    by NPR on March 4, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi joins us to discuss why he's in Washington, D.C., this week trying to boost the island's latest push for statehood. Also, wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas published a new book on the photographic expedition he made to […]

  • 'Raya And The Last Dragon'; LA Unified School District Vaccine Program
    by NPR on March 3, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    We speak with Kelly Marie Tran, who voices Raya in the new Disney animated film "Raya and the Last Dragon." Also, the LA Unified School District in California is taking matters into its own hands by launching a vaccination program this week to get all its […]

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Answered; Deprogramming Disinformation
    by NPR on March 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Dr. Ruth Karron answers listener questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine if you're pregnant, eligibility requirements and much more. And, experts in cult deprogramming are turning their skills to those who have fallen down the rabbit hole of conspiracy […]

  • Dr. Seuss Books Discontinued; Next Generation Of Politics
    by NPR on March 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that it will no longer publish six books because of their racist and insensitive imagery. Author Juanita Giles discusses diversifying children's literature. Also, University of Arkansas students Anna Cook and Elizabeth Kimbrell […]

  • 'The Little Things' Star Jared Leto; Cost Of Counterterrorism
    by NPR on March 2, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Jared Leto talks about "The Little Things." Leto plays an appliance delivery man who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders in 1990's California. And, data from the Cost of War Project shows the U.S. conducted counterterrorism operations in more […]

  • 50 Years Of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On'; Cold Death Lawsuits In Texas
    by NPR on March 1, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Cultural critic Nelson George discusses how themes from Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" still reflect some challenges and divisions we face as a society. Also, after the winter storm in Texas, the true number of those who died is still being counted. Attorney […]

  • Black Is Magic Card Set; Forest Sounds Help Climate Change Research
    by NPR on March 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Magic: The Gathering is exploring Black life through a new set of cards called Black Is Magic. Lead designer Sydney Adams joins us. And, in New Hampshire, scientists are remotely recording the sounds of the forest to track how warmer weather is affecting the […]

  • Combatting Anti-Asian Violence In Oakland; Recovery In Rural Texas
    by NPR on February 26, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Anti-Asian violence remains on the rise across the country. Jess Owyoung talks about her group Compassion in Oakland, which is combatting anti-Asian violence in the city's Chinatown with volunteer patrols. And the deadly winter storm in Texas left Francoise […]

  • Black Fashion Maker's Historical Impact; Golden Globes Controversy
    by NPR on February 26, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    A curated editorial project by EDGE acknowledges the significant contribution Black fashion makers and influencers made to fashion's history. Publishing editor Rhonda Hill talks about the inspiration behind the project. Also, the Golden Globes and the […]