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A live production of 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 in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.

Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, the show’s daily lineup includes interviews with NPR reporters, editors and bloggers, as well as leading newsmakers, innovators and artists from across the U.S. and around the globe.

Was Trump's Victory A Loss For Polling?

Nov 10, 2016

There are a lot of questions being raised about polling in the wake of Tuesday’s election results. Most polls gave Hillary Clinton a big chance of winning, but that’s not what happened.

What Can President Trump Accomplish?

Nov 10, 2016

President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House today to discuss the transition of power. NPR’s Ron Elving (@NPRrelving) joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the meeting and Obama and Trump’s new relationship.

We’re checking in with voters we met on our election road trip, and one we’ve checked with for years is Toni Halla. She owns the Canterbury Store in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Halla is a staunch Republican, but when Here & Now spoke with her during the primaries, she was struggling with who to vote for.

Note: This conversation originally aired on Nov. 9, 2016 as part of our expanded election coverage.

How The Latino Vote Impacted The Election

Nov 9, 2016

Latino voters played a key role in this year’s election. Immigration was one of the primary issues in this year’s campaigns. Univision news anchor Maria Elena Salinas (@MariaESalinas) joins us to talk about the Latino vote and its impact.

NPR’s hit quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” has offered a non-stop diet of political news and humor throughout the campaign. The show’s host, Peter Sagal (@petersagal), tells Here & Now how he views the election results.

Here & Now political analysts Angela Rye (@Angela_Rye) and Paris Dennard (@PARISDENNARD) provide analysis and perspective on the election results. Rye is a Democratic strategist who is not working for the Clinton campaign. Dennard is a Republican strategist who is not working for the Trump campaign.

If you think the 2016 campaign was rough, check out the 1884 election. Democrat Grover Cleveland ran against Republican James Blaine.

Cleveland was called “Grover the Good,” but he had to endure allegations he had fathered an illegitimate child. Blaine fought charges of corruption. The poet Walt Whitman was watching, and he wrote a poem called “Election Day November 1884.”

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky about it.

It’s not just about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Democrats are relying on battleground-state ballot initiatives like minimum wage to excite voters and get them out to the polls, while Republicans use the topic to raise funds for their campaigns.

NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss why minimum wage has become a major issue for voters — especially in two key swing states — and why the system for setting the minimum wage won’t change any time soon.

The last U.S. jobs report before the Election Day is released Friday. About 161,000 jobs were added, lowering the unemployment rate slightly to 4.9 percent.

This could have an impact not just on voters, but also on the Federal Reserve and whether or not it will raise interest rates.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Mike Regan of Bloomberg Gadfly about the numbers and their implications.

Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were convicted Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors say was political revenge, capping a trial that cast doubt on Christie’s claims he knew nothing about the scheme.

Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were found guilty of all counts against them.

When Anurudh Ganesan, 17, learned that his grandparents walked 10 miles carrying him when he was an infant in India to get a vaccination — only to find the vaccine was spoiled by hot temperatures — he was determined to come up with an inexpensive device to refrigerate vaccines and other medication.

Similarly, Hannah Herbst, 16, has a pen pal in Ethiopia whose family didn’t have a reliable source of electricity, which spurred her to create an inexpensive, water-powered light.

Trump Urges Early Voters To Change Ballot

Nov 2, 2016

Donald Trump is calling on early voters who may have second thoughts about Hillary Clinton to change their votes.

Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania allow for that, and the New Hampshire secretary of state says that voters who have used absentee ballots can change their votes only in the first two hours after the polls open on Election Day, before absentee ballots are counted.

Rebecca Sinderbrand of the Washington Post joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss where the presidential race stands today.

A fox, face-planted in the snow, lifts his hind legs in a graceful, gymnastic pose; a “winged-bear” sits in a river and two African lions share a good laugh.

These are among the 40 finalists for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The contest received about 2,200 entries from 75 countries. The entrants will be judged by wildlife experts and photographers, including competition founder Paul Joynson-Hicks.

The Federal Reserve kicks off a two-day meeting today, and it is not expected to raise interest rates.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jason Bellini of the Wall Street Journal about when a rate hike may be coming, and about two other business stories in the news today — Gannett abandoning its pursuit of the media company known as Tronc, and the dive in Sony’s second quarter profits.

Thousands of people are homeless after the fourth major earthquake in Italy in the last three months. Sunday’s quake was a magnitude 6.6 and struck near the central region of the country where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson checks in with Associated Press reporter Colleen Barry, who’s in the region.

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