Here! Now! In the moment! Paddling in the middle of a fast moving stream of news and information. Here & Now is Public Radio’s daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after “Morning Edition” and before “All Things Considered.”
We are proud that the finest reporters in the world contribute to our show. We can call on David Leonhardt of the New York Times to explain the latest from Wall Street, Gail Chaddock of the Christian Science Monitor to speak to us from the halls of Congress, or Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times or John Burns from the New York Times to give a clear-eyed view from whatever war-torn city they are in.
And we were honored to be approached by the BBC to form a partnership, which means we can call on the estimable skills of their huge roster of reporters as well.
And we keep our eyes open on news closer to home. Early on in the foreclosure crisis, we spoke to a policeman in Arizona who put goldfish in abandoned swimming pools to kill mosquitoes. We talked to a housing activist in Florida who was moving homeless families into abandoned homes while city officials looked the other way. And we spoke with a sheriff in Ohio who is refusing to evict people in foreclosure. As he said, a conservative Republican sheriff aligning with the left-leaning group ACORN? Only in America.
And in addition to the news, we also feature thought-provoking conversations: a doctor who performs abortions; a vehemently anti-abortion Republican Christian minister (who helped the Democrats frame their language on abortion at their convention last August); author Maurice Sendak; and art critic Thomas Hoving, on the death of Andrew Wyeth.