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Mondays through Thursdays 2:00 pm
  • Hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson

Here & Now offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation featuring interesting players from across the spectrum of arts and culture, business, technology, science, and politics.

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There have been thousands of spills from oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. over the past decade. When the Keystone XL, or any big transmission line, spills, it gets attention from the federal government and the public.

But in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, thousands of miles of smaller pipelines are being built, connecting drilling well pads to the larger energy distribution system.

Lindsey Vonn won the bronze medal in the women’s downhill at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Meanwhile, the U.S. men’s hockey team is out of the tournament.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR’s Russell Lewis (@NPRrussell) in Pyeongchang.

Walmart had strong holiday sales, but in its latest quarter, it reports online sales growth slowed. Walmart has made major investments in e-commerce to challenge Amazon.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) about the company’s progress so far.

Academy Award-wining director, writer and animator Nick Park‘s new film “Early Man” pits cavemen versus Bronze Age-men in an epic soccer match.

“Being a non-soccer fan, I was really trying to make just an entertaining family comedy that happens to have soccer as a kind of a — you know, it’s an underdog prehistoric sports movie,” Park says.

Interview Highlights

On where the idea for “Early Man” came from

How Analog Audio Recording Lives On

Feb 19, 2018

It wasn’t that long ago that the things we heard on air — through speakers, through headphones — were recorded, edited and played back on magnetic tape, reel to reel, and later on cassettes. But, today, sound recording has totally changed and tape technology has all but been abandoned. Or, so one would think.

The U.S. women’s hockey team advanced to the gold medal final with a 5-0 win over Finland.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti gets an update on all of the Olympic action in Pyeongchang from NPR’s Russell Lewis (@NPRrussell).

NPR national security editor Phil Ewing (@philewing) joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss a federal grand jury indicting 13 Russian nationals for interfering with the 2016 U.S. election.

How One New York School Thwarted An Attack

Feb 16, 2018

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead, many are asking what could have been done to stop it from happening.

Some attacks have been thwarted before they were carried out. Here & Now‘s Robin Young finds out about one such instance in New York from Ruschell Boone (@RuschellBoone), a reporter with NY1.

Comic book and superhero fans in the U.S. are anxiously awaiting the opening of Marvel’s “Black Panther” in theaters Friday. Early reviews call it “exhilarating,” but also “groundbreaking.” That’s because “Black Panther” stars a black superhero.

Texas Standard’s Laura Rice (@LauraRiceKUT) reports from Austin.

American Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the women’s giant slalom Thursday. Meanwhile, the U.S. women’s hockey team lost to Canada 2-1 but remains alive in the tournament.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca (@pescami) about the results.

President Trump is weighing in on domestic violence allegations Wednesday. The controversy around former Trump staff secretary Rob Porter is front and center, and the House Oversight Committee is now investigating how the White House has handled the case.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins speaks with NPR’s Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) for the latest.

James Hunter sings the blues, and he sings soul, too — two genres that trade in heartache and hard times.

His latest album “Whatever It Takes” sounds like a valentine, because the hard-scrabble school dropout from Britain has fallen in love, and married a fan from America.

Hunter (@JamesHunterSix) joins Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins to talk about the album.

Why Are Oil Prices Falling?

Feb 13, 2018

Oil prices have dropped more than 10 percent since late January. Meanwhile, shale companies in the U.S. are producing crude at a record clip.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi).

There’s been a steady shift in how many Americans prefer to live: a movement away from suburbia and a car-based existence, and a growing preference for walkable communities, urban centers and traditional Main Streets. In one very old New Hampshire town, Londonderry, private developers are trying to build a new shopping and residential district from scratch.

Todd Bookman (@toddbookman) from New Hampshire Public Radio reports.

The HBO documentary “May It Last” explores the making of The Avett Brothers’ album “True Sadness.”

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd caught up with Scott and Seth Avett last September before a show to talk about the documentary and the album.

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