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Here and Now expands July 1

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | May 30, 2013 11:24 AM
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Here and Now, the mid-day news magazine on witf is expanding to two hours beginning July 1.  witf is proud to welcome this expanded program which has become very popular in the midstate since premiering in the region almost a year ago.  

Currently you can hear Here & Now at noon. The program will continue to begin at noon July 1, but will extend until 2:00pm on witf.  The expanded show provide an update to the news around the nation and the world and feature occasion segments from:

  • The Two-Way's Mark Memmott and news bloggers Scott Neuman, Eyder Peralta and Bill Chappell for breaking news
  • Code Switch's Gene Demby covering race
  • Robert Krulwich for science
  • Liz Halloran, Frank James, Alan Greenblatt, Charlie Mahtesian cover politics
  • 13.7's Adam Frank and Barbara King for science
  • Monkey See's Linda Holmes for pop culture
  • Claire O'Neill on photography
  • Among others to be announced soon

Here & Now is adding Jeremy Hobson as co-host to Robin Young.  Jeremy recently hosted the Marketplace Morning Report, he started at Marketplace in 2007 and covered Wall Street and its impact during the 2008 financial collapse. Prior to Marketplace, Jeremy worked as a reporter and producer on All Things Considered, Day to Day and Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!
Here & Now will also have a primary substitute host, Meghna Chakrabarti. Currently she is the co-host of Radio Boston, WBUR's acclaimed weekday show with a focus both on the news of the day. Before joining Radio Boston in 2010, she reported on New England transportation and energy issues for WBUR's news department. She also produced and directed WBUR's On Point for five years and served as fill-in host for Here & Now.

With Here & Now expanding to a two hour program, witf has some additional changes to the radio schedule beginning July 1. The Story, currently at 1:00pm, will move to 2:00pm Monday through Thursday.  Talk of the Nation, currently at 2:00pm and 10:00pm, ceases production on June 28 and will no longer be available with the exception of Science Friday. Science Friday will continue on witf Fridays at its current time 2:00pm and 10:00pm.  Friday's The Story will broadcast at a time to be determined over the weekends. An updated program grid will be made available to you in the upcoming editions of Central PA Magazine and witf's monthly TV Listings Guide. 

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