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Expanded version of WBUR’s ‘Here & Now’ debuts on more than 300 NPR stations

An expanded version of WBUR’s midday news program “Here & Now” is set to debut Monday on more than 300 NPR stations across the country, taking the place of the long-running call-in show “Talk of the Nation.”

The partnership between WBUR and NPR on “Here & Now” represents the first time NPR has collaborated with a member station on a daily news program.

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“Here & Now,” broadcast on WBUR airwaves since 1997, will grow from one hour to two and include reports from NPR journalists, along with content from 15 other NPR member stations. Host Robin Young will team with Jeremy Hobson, a former producer at WBUR and most recently the host of American Public Media’s “Marketplace Morning Report.”

“Here & Now” had been syndicated by Public Radio International on 182 stations nationwide, but the new arrangement with NPR will broaden the show’s reach dramatically. The program will air daily at noon on Eastern Time.

Callum Borchers can be reached at callum.borchers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.
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