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August 14, 2018: Hour 2
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Some Blue Cross Blue Shield patients in Texas may have to foot the bill if they go to out-of-network emergency rooms for conditions that are not deemed serious. Also, as fighters with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection risk their lives battling wildfires in the state, they are joined by a group of nearly 4,000 inmates. And Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst's peach tree is bearing fruit. She brings hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson a peach chutney, peach jam and a peach pie. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 14, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 14, 2018
August 14, 2018: Hour 1
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We get the latest from NPR senior European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, during a storm. Also, we continue our trip to Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, and take a look at how it compares to another real estate development that used to be just a few miles to the south. And the Trump administration has been using economic sanctions and tariffs to get other countries to bend to the will of the United States. One economist with the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the effectiveness and risks of that strategy. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 14, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 14, 2018
August 13, 2018: Hour 2
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NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us to discuss the latest in politics, including President Trump's criticism of former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman on Twitter Monday. Also, The Washington Post's Terrence McCoy wrote an article in July reporting on the isolation workers in a Pennsylvania chicken processing facility say they feel because they don't speak Spanish, and how it might lead them to support anti-immigration policies. After the story published, McCoy's inbox exploded. And Yemen is in the midst of a bloody civil war that the U.N. says has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis. We hear from the president and CEO of Oxfam America, who was recently in Yemen. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 13, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 13, 2018
August 13, 2018: Hour 1
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The FBI has fired agent Peter Strzok, who helped lead the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election but was discovered to be sending anti-Trump texts. Also, a major real estate development called Hudson Yards, on the West Side of Manhattan, is on the cusp of opening its slew of office space, retail stores, condos and more. We visit New York to learn more about the vision for the project and what it might add to an already bustling Manhattan. And there are a number of unanswered questions about how an airline employee was able to steal a plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The employee died when he crashed the plane. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 13, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 13, 2018
How Borders Shape Our World
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In a special episode of the Here & Now podcast, we consider borders — the dividing lines in our world. Development economist Michael Clemens tells us that easing border restrictions would double world GDP, as workers move to countries where they can be more productive. Also, we learn more about a musical ensemble that couldn't get the recognition it deserved until the Iron Curtain came down: The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices, formerly known as the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir. We discuss the image of borders in literature and film with Arizona State University professor Claudia Sadowski-Smith, and hear from Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son Brandon was killed in 2014 after his police car was hit by an intoxicated driver who was in the U.S. illegally. And we close with another personal story: the opportunity that drove one young man to leave El Salvador and enter the U.S. illegally when he was 15 years old.
Aug 10, 2018
August 10, 2018: Hour 2
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NASA expects to launch a space probe Saturday that will explore the atmosphere around the sun. We learn more from NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce and Geoff Brumfiel, and discuss the Trump administration's announcement that it will create a military "Space Force." Also, Michael Moore releases his documentary "Fahrenheit 11/9" on Sept. 21. The film is a continuation of Moore's anti-Trump crusade, which was also at the center of his one-man show which ran on Broadway last year. And November's midterm elections are fast approaching — but some voters may find they're no longer registered to vote, even if they're eligible. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School has released research showing an uptick in voter roll purges, including some removals that it says are illegal. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 10, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 10, 2018
August 10, 2018: Hour 1
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We discuss the week in politics, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial and major elections in Ohio and Kansas, with NBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy and NPR lead politics editor Domenico Montanaro. Also, Marlon Portillo came to the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor from El Salvador 12 years ago. Since then, he's qualified for DACA status, graduated from high school and is working toward a bachelor's degree in history. And Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who Is America?" traps its subjects — often right-wing politicians and activists — and gets them to say and do outrageous things. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans shares his take on the controversial Showtime series. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 10, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 10, 2018
August 9, 2018: Hour 2
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When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, it destroyed homes, businesses and jobs, leaving a catastrophic environmental mess and fiscal crisis in its wake. Connecticut Public Radio's Diane Orson visited Puerto Rico and spoke with artists about how shifting financial priorities could affect the arts. Also, we hear from Wendy Adams, research grant director for the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, about her recent research that found Lyme disease-carrying ticks in 83 new counties across the country. And today at the Pentagon, Vice President Mike Pence laid out the Trump administration's plan to create the first new branch of the U.S. military in more than 70 years: a "Space Force." Space journalist and Alabama Public Radio news director Pat Duggins has the latest. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 9, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 09, 2018
August 9, 2018: Hour 1
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We round up the latest media stories with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik, including Tribune Media pulling the plug on its proposed $3.9 billion merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Google, Facebook and Apple removing content from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their sites. Also, we hear from Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son Brandon was killed in 2014 after his police car was hit by an intoxicated driver who was in the U.S. illegally. She's calling for stricter immigration laws. And Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us to take a look at two teams enjoying terrific seasons in Major League Baseball. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 9, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 09, 2018
August 8, 2018: Hour 1
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We round up Tuesday's primary and election results with NPR's Jessica Taylor and Brian Ellison of KCUR. Also, pop singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is out with his sixth studio album this week, "Know." "When I feel good, I sing," he tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson, "and then singing makes me feel good, and it just escalates and becomes a constant feel-good experience." And developers often cite regulations as one big reason for the lack of home building. In the Bay Area, including San Francisco, where the housing crisis is arguably the worst in the nation, a new group is fighting regulations: the "yes in my backyard," or YIMBY, movement. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 8, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 08, 2018
August 8, 2018: Hour 2
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It was a big night across the country Tuesday with elections in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington. Political strategists Jamal Simmons and John Brabender join us to talk about what the results could mean for November's midterms. Also, Aeromexico Flight 2431 was leaving Durango, Mexico, bound for Mexico City last week when it crashed shortly after takeoff with more than 100 people on board. All 103 people aboard survived, including Ramin Parsa of Los Angeles. And wildlife officials are planning a rescue mission to save an endangered female orca that is starving to death off the coast of Washington state. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 8, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 08, 2018
August 7, 2018: Hour 2
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The defense in the ongoing trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is expected to try to discredit star witness Rick Gates during Tuesday's cross-examinations. Gates testified Monday that he and Manafort committed extensive tax and bank fraud. NPR justice department correspondent Ryan Lucas has the latest. Also, Georges Collinet, DJ and host of the syndicated radio series Afropop Worldwide, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson for this week's DJ Session, covering diverse rhythms and tribal beats across Africa. And Jonathan Linkov, deputy auto editor for Consumer Reports, talks about what consumers should know before buying a used car. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 7, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 07, 2018
August 7, 2018: Hour 1
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We hear from Hanna Kuyper of Redding, California, who lost her home in the Carr Fire. Also, the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices — formerly known as the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir — was a surprise success in the 1980s, winning a Grammy Award in 1989. Now, the choir is back with a new album. And we take a closer look at the Senate race in West Virginia, where most polls are showing Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin slightly ahead of his Republican opponent, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 7, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 07, 2018
August 6, 2018: Hour 2
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August 6, 2018: Hour 2
Aug 06, 2018
August 6, 2018: Hour 1
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We break down the latest in politics, including President Trump characterizing the meeting between his son and a Kremlin-connected lawyer at Trump Tower in 2016 as "totally legal," with NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving. Also, to some, brutalist buildings are little more than misshapen mounds of concrete. But one architecture professor tells us the structures were built with a much deeper meaning in mind. And we begin a weeklong series on borders with development economist Michael Clemens, who says easing border restrictions would double world GDP, as workers move to countries where they can be more productive. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 6, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 06, 2018
August 3, 2018: Hour 2
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Heavy rains have caused a dam in Lynchburg, Virginia, to overflow and sparked fears of a catastrophic flood if the dam fails. Also, a longer-than-average red tide season is killing wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico, and fish, manatees, dolphins and sea turtles are washing up dead on South Florida beaches. "It really is making a very demonstrable impact," says Dr. Heather Barron, veterinarian and research director at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel, Florida. And Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with DJ Chris Burrell from WKDU in Philadelphia about the city's electronic music scene and some of its hottest local artists. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 3, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 03, 2018
August 3, 2018: Hour 1
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This week in politics saw the beginning of the financial crimes trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and mixed messages from President Trump and his top intelligence and security officials about Russian election interference. NPR politics reporter Sarah McCammon and Washington Post congressional reporter Paul Kane join us to review. Also, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' $150 billion fortune is an indication of "policy failure," writes Annie Lowrey, contributing editor at The Atlantic. And a female duck in Minnesota was spotted in June with 76 ducklings in tow. Her dedication to motherhood went viral. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 3, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 03, 2018
August 2, 2018: Hour 2
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As the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort enters its third day, accountants involved with filing Manafort's taxes are expected to take the stand. NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has the latest. Also, the word "secret" has crept its way into headline after headline since President Trump took office. Historians Ed Ayers and Joanne Freeman, co-hosts of the podcast "BackStory," join us to discuss some of the U.S. government's most famously exposed secrets. And Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst's garden is thriving. Kathy brings in dishes made with summer produce to share with hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 2, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 02, 2018
August 2, 2018: Hour 1
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The wildfires, heat waves, droughts and floods impacting the Northern Hemisphere represent "the face of climate change," says Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University. Also, in 1834, 14-year-old Afong Moy was brought to New York City by traders, who displayed her in a museum. She was the first Chinese woman to set foot in the United States. We learn more about Moy's little-known story, told in playwright Lloyd Suh's new play "The Chinese Lady." And we get the latest on legal challenges to conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones from Jonathan Tilove, chief political reporter at The Austin American-Statesman. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 2, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 02, 2018
August 1, 2018: Hour 2
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Comedian Lewis Black gives a sneak peek of the new National Comedy Center, located in Jamestown, New York, the hometown of Lucille Ball. The center is holding its opening celebration Wednesday through Aug. 5. Also, BBC's Pakistan correspondent, Secunder Kermani, gives us a profile on the soon-to-be prime minister of Pakistan, Irman Khan. And are 3D-printed guns worth panicking over? Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, says fears about them are "misdirected." That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 1, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 01, 2018
August 1, 2018: Hour 1
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Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with former intelligence officer Malcolm Nance about President Trump's escalating rhetoric on the Russia investigation Wednesday, and Facebook saying it identified a political influence campaign. Also, one Indian-American woman who has been in an arranged marriage for 15 years tells host Robin Young about why arranged marriage has worked for her and her husband. And we learn what San Francisco is doing to keep its streets clean and help the city's homeless population. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 1, 2018 full broadcast.
Aug 01, 2018
July 31, 2018: Hour 2
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How are President Trump's supporters feeling about his warming relations with Russia, the Russia investigation, immigration policy and tariffs? We check in with one of them. Also, decades of academic research shows green spaces make urban dwellers happier and healthier. But finding a secret garden of your own can be tricky, which is why Toby Musgrave created an encyclopedia of where to find them around the world. And debut author Tomi Adeyemi joins us to discuss her young adult fantasy novel "Children of Blood and Bone," a bestseller that's been optioned for a film. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 31, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 31, 2018
July 31, 2018: Hour 1
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We check up on the state of the U.S. economy with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, who sees some reason for concern. Also, a female killer whale off the coast of Washington state appears to be grieving her dead calf. The endangered orca gave birth a week ago, and the calf died shortly afterward. The mother has been keeping its body afloat ever since. And a federal trial begins Tuesday for Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman. Manafort faces tax evasion and bank fraud charges in connection to his lobbying work for the former pro-Russian government of Ukraine. We discuss the latest on Ukraine's ongoing conflict. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 31, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 31, 2018
July 30, 2018: Hour 2
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Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Jonathan Cox, Northern California region battalion chief with Cal Fire, for an update on the deadly Carr Fire and how firefighters are coping. Also, Finland isn't known as a comedy hotbed. But Ismo Leikola, or Ismo, has made a career out of mining his outsider status for comedic gold. And Paul Manafort goes to trial Tuesday in a Virginia court. We talk with NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about the charges against the former Trump campaign chairman and what his trial means for the president. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 30, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 30, 2018
July 30, 2018: Hour 1
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Firefighters continue to battle the Carr Fire, which has burned more than 95,000 acres in Northern California and killed at least six people. KQED reporter Danielle Venton joins us for an update. Also, it was a normal day in May 2008 when helicopters surrounded the tiny town of Postville, Iowa. Then about 1,000 ICE agents descended on a meatpacking plant in the town. And last week social media companies Facebook and Twitter both saw big drops in their stock price. As the companies face challenges with fake users and "fake news," we look at the big picture for social media and advertising with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 30, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 30, 2018
July 27, 2018: Hour 2
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President Trump spoke Friday about the strength of the American economy shortly after the Commerce Department announced the latest GDP growth rate estimate to be 4.1 percent for the second quarter. Also, Michael James Scott, who plays the Genie, talks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the production and some of his favorite numbers to perform. And hundreds of families in Syria are receiving notices from the government that say their loved ones died in custody. Human rights groups say it's a sign that President Bashar Assad believes he has won the civil war. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 27, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 27, 2018
July 27, 2018: Hour 1
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President Trump is denying he knew about that Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 with a group of Russians offering dirt on Hillary Clinton. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and Peter O'Dowd discuss the latest and round up the week in politics with Bloomberg News White House reporter Toluse Olorunnipa and ABC News political director Rick Klein. Also, we check in on how the fast-moving Carr Fire is impacting those in Redding, California, with Connor Sutton and Joseph VanDyke, who live in the city. And Republicans in Congress want to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, saying it places an undue burden on private landowners. Supporters of the act say it's saved hundreds, if not thousands, of species from extinction. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 27, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 27, 2018
July 26, 2018: Hour 2
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Facebook should not be the global arbiter of truth, according to Antonio García Martínez, a tech entrepreneur and former Facebook product manager. The social media giant has been under fire for weeks for, among other things, what many see as lax content restrictions. Also, facing higher prices for newsprint, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel in Colorado is reducing its print edition to five days per week. And Norma Brickey, 82, has been driving the streets of Columbus, Ohio, with a sign in her car window. It reads: "My son needs a kidney, O positive," followed by her phone number. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 26, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 26, 2018
July 26, 2018: Hour 1
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Thursday is the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite children and parents that were separated at the border, and it appears that the government is not going to make that deadline. Also, FBI Director Christopher Wray says Russian interference efforts have persisted since the 2016 presidential race. So what can the U.S. do about it? And Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets an overview of the U.S. housing market from Aaron Terrazas, a senior economist at Zillow. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 26, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 26, 2018
July 25, 2018: Hour 2
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We convene our panel of Republican and Democratic political strategists to talk about the recording of Trump and his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, and other top politics stories. Also, satellite images taken this week appear to show the dismantling of a key missile facility in North Korea. At the same time, however, leaked U.S. intelligence reports suggest Pyongyang may be ramping up its nuclear weapons program in secret. And in this week's Here & Now DJ Session, host Jeremy Hobson gets some music suggestions from Marion Hodges, DJ at KCRW. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 25, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 25, 2018
July 25, 2018: Hour 1
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Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig joins us with the latest on reaction to the release of a recording of President Trump made by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen. Also, cybersecurity analyst and former FBI agent Clint Watts joins us for an overview of the strategies Russia employed to interfere in the 2016 election and what Russia hopes to achieve with such interference. And our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares cold noodle recipes that are chock-full of fresh herbs, vegetables and vibrant colors, and keep kitchen time to a minimum during the dog days of summer. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 25, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 25, 2018
July 24, 2018: Hour 2
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On this day in 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon debated the merits of capitalism versus communism with the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev. It became known as the "Kitchen Debate" because part of it took place in a model American kitchen set up for the American National Exhibition in Moscow. We speak with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst, about whether the debate offers any lessons for today. Also, for 42 years, Marilyn LeBlanc didn't know her brother Ferris died in a 1973 arson attack at the New Orleans gay bar UpStairs Lounge. The incident was the deadliest known attack at a gay club in U.S. history until the shooting at Pulse nightclub in 2016. Now, LeBlanc and her family are trying to bring Ferris' remains home. And on Sunday, a group called "Restore Hetch Hetchy" met with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to discuss draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park, which supplies water to San Francisco. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 24, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 24, 2018
July 24, 2018: Hour 1
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President Trump says he's considering revoking the security clearance of former officials who criticized his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. We ask James A. Lewis, a former foreign service officer now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, how security clearances work and how unusual Trump's threat is. Also, Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola is exploring a new way of making movies. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson revisits a conversation with Coppola about his book "Live Cinema and Its Techniques." And the pastor at God's Love Christian Church in Indianapolis discusses how the faith community is embracing Indianapolis native Tia Coleman, who lost nine family members in the duck boat accident that killed 17 people last week in Branson, Missouri. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 24, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 24, 2018
July 23, 2018: Hour 2
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The debate about abortion will be a big topic during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We check in with Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about some basic facts on abortion. Also, Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold died Saturday at 57. Resident chef Kathy Gunst says Gold's writing "invited you in," and that if he "wrote about your taco truck, or about the chile-fish stew at your Sichuan restaurant, he was about to change your life." And accessing mental health care in developed countries can be difficult. In developing countries like Honduras, it's often nonexistent. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 23, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 23, 2018
July 23, 2018: Hour 1
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We talk with Behnam Ben Taleblu, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, about the harsh words President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged over the weekend. Also, Guillermo Malpica Soto, head of the trade and NAFTA office in Mexico's Ministry of Economy, tells us how negotiations on the trade deal are going. And in a new game show on the channel TruTV, contestants compete with each other to have their college debt paid off. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 23, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 23, 2018
Speaking My Language: Beyond One's Native Tongue
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 60 million Americans speak a language other than English at home. But more than 231 million people speak only English, and don't know any other language well enough to communicate in it. In a special podcast episode of Here & Now, co-host Jeremy Hobson does a deep dive into how Americans learn and use languages other than English. We hear from Marty Abbott, executive director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Also, we meet a pair of polyglots who have learned several languages: Shannon Kennedy from Orange County, California, and Steve Kaufmann, from Vancouver, British Columbia. Then, a conversation with Lynn Visson, who for many years was a United Nations interpreter. Finally, a look at the proliferation of translation apps and how artificial intelligence is improving translation capabilities with a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Jul 20, 2018
July 20, 2018: Hour 2
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Russia's ambassador to the U.S. says Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington, on the heels of a surprise invitation from President Trump. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford tells us more about reaction in Moscow. Also, the issuing of Confederate flag license plates is on the rise in Tennessee, despite Confederate monuments coming under fire across the country and an ongoing debate over Confederate symbols. And Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with military analyst Andrew Bacevich, who writes in an op-ed for The Boston Globe critics of Trump "have allowed their understandable dismay with the president to become an all-consuming mania." That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 20, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 20, 2018
July 20, 2018: Hour 1
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President Trump's widely criticized news conference Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin has dominated the political conversation this week. We recap with NBC and Telemundo news anchor José Díaz-Balart and Fox News producer Chad Pergram. Also, as we kicked off our weeklong language series, we asked you what questions you've got on the subject. You responded. Now, we have some answers. And some so-called "influencers" on social media are not real people — they're computer-generated models used to promote brands and products. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 20, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 20, 2018
July 19, 2018: Hour 2
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The damage control continues in Washington, after President Trump's widely criticized meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The BBC's diplomatic and defense corespondent Jonathan Marcus tells us more about global reaction to the Helsinki summit. Also, in her poignant new book "The Dependents," debut novelist Katharine Dion adeptly — and often poetically — explores serious topics like grief, friendship and how to know whether one's life has had meaning. And nowadays, the beach is synonymous with enjoyable, sandy getaways. But for Colonial Americans, the shoreline was a dangerous, untamable landscape. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 19, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 19, 2018
July 19, 2018: Hour 1
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NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson shares the latest on the political consequences for President Trump and the Republican Party in the wake of Monday's controversial Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. Also, tools and apps like Google Translate are getting better and better. We continue our language series with a conversation about what rapidly improving language technology might mean for the future. And after France won the World Cup over Croatia on Sunday, Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show" joked: "Africa won the World Cup." Noah's comments have sparked debate and drawn a sharp rebuke from the French ambassador to the U.S. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 19, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 19, 2018
July 18, 2018: Hour 2
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Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and Republican strategist Paris Dennard join us to discuss the latest on Trump-Putin summit fallout. Also, warm summer nights mean it's time for stargazing. But when it comes to identifying planets, stars and constellations, many of us don't get much further than the Big Dipper. One astronomer says he'd like to change that. And Howard "Flagga" Duperly, DJ and host of "The Reggae Ride" on WDNA in Miami, shares some global reggae music he's been listening to this summer in our latest DJ Session. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 18, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 18, 2018
July 18, 2018: Hour 1
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ABC News political director Rick Klein shares the latest on Capitol Hill reaction to President Trump saying he misspoke when he disagreed with the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Also, over the course of 22 years at the United Nations, Lynn Visson interpreted for politicians like Russian President Boris Yeltsin and President Jimmy Carter. Visson tells us more about high-stakes interpreting, and the difference between interpreting and translating, as our language series continues. And Saima Farooqui, if elected, would be the first Muslim to serve in Florida's state House of Representatives. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 18, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 18, 2018
July 17, 2018: Hour 2
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Many Republicans in Congress have been critical of President Trump's performance at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. We get reaction from Oklahoma GOP Rep. Markwayne Mullin. Also, 1968 has been called "the year America had a nervous breakdown." Historian Richard Vinen writes about the defining year in his new book "1968: Radical Protest and Its Enemies." And from Sean Hannity to Anderson Cooper, major media figures have been reacting since Monday to the Trump-Putin summit and joint press conference. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik discusses how news outlets are covering the story. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 17, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 17, 2018
July 17, 2018: Hour 1
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President Trump meets with lawmakers Tuesday as he deals with fallout from Monday's controversial closed-door talks and joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. We take a look at the significance of the summit and its implications for the future. Also, polyglots are people who speak multiple languages. As part of our weeklong series on language, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with two who speak 16 and nine languages, respectively. And researchers have manipulated poliovirus with the common cold virus to extend the lives of people with glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive brain tumor. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 17, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 17, 2018
What Happened At The Trump-Putin Summit
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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki today for a closed one-on-one discussion and joint press conference. Trump has blamed the diplomatic efforts of former U.S. presidents, and the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, for icy relations with Russia. We get a number of different viewpoints on the summit, and hear some extended clips from the press conference.
Jul 16, 2018
July 16, 2018: Hour 2
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We get perspective on the Trump-Putin summit from William Pomeranz, deputy director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center and a Russia analyst. Also, the night before the world entered the atomic age 73 years ago today on July 16, 1945, there was a strange sound coming from the edge of the Trinity test site camp in the New Mexico desert. And the University of Georgia recently released a study showing that an estimated 111 million metric tons of plastic garbage will pile up around the world by 2030. One polymer chemist joins us to discuss how to make plastic that's easier to recycle, and ways to improve the plastic recycling system. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 16, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 16, 2018
July 16, 2018: Hour 1
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We discuss the latest on the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki with NPR international correspondent Lucian Kim, and get reaction from retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and former supreme allied commander of NATO. Also, we begin a weeklong series on language with a look at the language gap in the United States. And we talk with the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky about why the Planned Parenthood location in Indiana's second largest city has shuttered its doors. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 16, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 16, 2018
How Mitch McConnell Is Shaping American Politics
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of the most powerful men in Washington. A Republican from Kentucky, McConnell has occasionally drawn criticism not only from Democrats but from Republicans who see him as the consummate Washington insider, even as he's been successful at achieving GOP goals. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses McConnell's career, rise to power and lasting impact on American politics with Paul Kane, senior congressional correspondent and columnist for The Washington Post.
Jul 13, 2018
July 13, 2018: Hour 1
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NBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy and Associated Press reporter Jesse Holland join us to review the week in politics, including Trump's U.K. visit, summit with NATO allies and upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Also, the Thai cave rescue story captivated audiences for weeks. But other concurrent disasters, like deadly flooding in Japan and the wreck of a tourist boat off the Thai coast, received less attention. We take a look at why some stories seem grab audiences more than others. And one tennis reporter explains how Wimbledon, the world's oldest tennis tournament, has come to occupy a special place in the hearts of many players and fans. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 13, 2018 full broadcast.
Jul 13, 2018
July 13, 2018: Hour 2
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July 13, 2018: Hour 2
Jul 13, 2018