National Public Radio said it is expanding its midday “Here & Now” news program to two hours starting next week.
NPR also said KCUR-FM 89.3 in Kansas City is one of “a handful” of stations around the country that will collaborate on the expanded show, which will air from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Jeremy Hobson, recent host of “Marketplace Morning Report,” will shift over to join longtime “Here & Now” host Robin Young.
The hour is opening up mainly because the “Talk of the Nation” program is ending.
NPR also announced that it is adding “Q,” an arts, culture and entertainment show, to its lineup. It will air at 7 weeknights.