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The Middle
The Middle
Thursday at 8PM Central

The Middle is hosted by Jeremy Hobson, a public radio journalist and former host of NPR’s Here & Now and Marketplace Morning Report.

Jeremy grew up in the midwest, where people don’t spend every waking minute thinking about politics - but do have a lot of sway in our politics.

With The Middle, Jeremy and his team hope to use the unique position of public radio to facilitate a conversation focused on those overlooked but important voices.

Call in to The Middle at 844-464-3353

  • On this episode of The Middle we're asking you: how can media organizations regain your trust? We're joined by Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast and Sarah Alvarez, founder and editor of Outlier Media. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country #media #mediatrust #mainstreammedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this episode of The Middle we're asking you: how can cities that are losing their population turn things around? We're joined by Ness Sandoval, a professor of demography and sociology at Saint Louis University and Wall Street Journal reporter Dante Chinni. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country #urbanflight #shrinkingcities #populationloss #crime #jobs #opportunitySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this episode of The Middle we're asking you: do you trust our court system? We're joined by Harvard Law professor Richard Lazarus and retired South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country. #supremecourt #immunity #trumptrial #trump #termlimitsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this episode of The Middle we're asking you: are you still feeling the effects of COVID? We're joined by economist Diane Swonk and psychiatrist Richard A. Friedman. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country. #COVID #pandemic #longCOVID #anxiety #depression #WFHSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this episode of The Middle we're asking you: is marijuana legalization working? We're joined by Penn State pharmacologist Kent Vrana and Marijuanamarica author Ryan Nerz. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country. #marijuana #cannabis #decriminalization #recriminalization See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this episode of The Middle we're asking you: are you saving for your future? We're joined by Money for the Rest of Us host David Stein, and Money with Katie founder Katie Gatti Tassin. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country. #retirement #savings #socialsecurity #401kSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this podcast-only episode of The Middle, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us to answer listener questions about boosting the sciences, exploring the unknown and answering some of the cosmos' biggest mysteries.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this episode of The Middle we've got Neil deGrasse Tyson with us as our personal astrophysicist for the hour - discussing all things space exploration, the cosmos and more. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country. #space #elclipse #spacetravel #blackhole #wormhole #marsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this episode of The Middle we're asking you: do you feel a call to serve your country? Jeremy is joined by Major General (Ret.) Linda Singh and AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  • On this episode of The Middle we're live from Colorado Public Radio just shy of the 25th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, and we're asking you: what should be done to reduce gun violence? Jeremy is joined by Emmy Betz, Director of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative at The University of Colorado and John Brackney, a longtime civic and business leader and an advocate for responsible gun ownership. The Middle's house DJ Tolliver joins as well, plus callers from around the country. #guns #gunviolence #NRA #Columbine #Uvalde #SandyHookSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.