Here & Now

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NPR and WBUR's live midday news program

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18 juin 2019
A federal court in Ohio extended the deadline for state legislators there to redraw its congressional maps. Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler joins host Robin Young to discuss the redistricting fight in the state. Also on a recent trip to the Mississippi Delta, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd took a flight in a farmer's World War II-era biplane. And, after a blackout in Argentina and a massive glitch at Target over the weekend, we take a look at the question of why systems fail.
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18 juin 2019
President Trump is ordering an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East, after Iran announced on Monday that it would soon defy the 2015 nuclear deal that the U.S. pulled out of last year. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff of California. Also, the use of vape pens, electronic cigarettes and other "electronic nicotine delivery systems" have exploded over the last decade or so, especially among teenagers. But compared with traditional cigarettes, there's very little research on the public health effects of this booming industry.
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17 juin 2019
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says Trump would be "perfectly happy" raising tariffs on more Chinese goods if the two countries can't strike a trade deal. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Liu Xin, anchor of China Global Television, about the trade war and other issues related to China. Also, Abiy Ahmed has only been Ethiopia's prime minister since 2018 but he's already ended a 20-year conflict with neighboring Eritrea and taken steps to make his own country less authoritarian. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 17, 2019 full ...
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14 juin 2019
President Trump said on Friday that Iran carried out the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh of the MIT Security Studies Program joins host Lisa Mullins to discuss. And, Microsoft founder Bill Gates talks about the role of big tech companies and privacy issues. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 14, 2019 full broadcast.
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14 juin 2019
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is upgrading its forecast prediction model to achieve more accurate hurricane predictions. We learn more about the new system's increased capabilities, and why it took so long to launch. Also, singer and songwriter Licity Collins is out with a new album, "Love, Courage, Yes." Here & Now's Lisa Mullins speaks with her about the personal stories behind her lyrics. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's June 14, 2019 full broadcast.
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13 juin 2019
The fate of a southern border aid worker in Arizona is still unclear after a jury failed to decide if he was guilty of felony human smuggling charges. Also, we continue our series of conversations with 2020 presidential candidates by talking with Wayne Messam, the Democratic mayor of Miramar, Florida. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 13, 2019 full broadcast.
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13 juin 2019
The wait continues on a ruling from the Supreme Court on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the census. But starting Thursday, the Census Bureau randomly selected nearly half a million households to participate in an experimental census to gauge public reaction if a citizenship question were added. Also, historian Jon Meacham and country music star Tim McGraw are neighbors in Nashville. Now they're co-authors of a new book that traces the history of America through its music. They join Here & Now to talk about ...
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12 juin 2019
Richard Roundtree, who played the original John Shaft in the 1971 classic, is back in the 2019 reboot of "Shaft" with co-stars Samuel L. Jackson and newcomer Jessie Usher. Host Robin Young speaks with Roundtree about the film's legacy. Also, spring is prime corn-planting season in the Midwest. But after weeks of heavy rain, an economist tells us that many farmers are dealing with flooded land and are making some tough decisions about the future of their crops. And, after the shooting of David Ortiz, and the mysterious deaths of American ...
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12 juin 2019
California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, one of nearly two dozen candidates jockeying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, tells us addressing gun violence would be his top priority if he wins the White House. Also, Hong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters today. The demonstrators are opposed to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control of the territory. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's June 12, 2019 full broadcast.
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11 juin 2019
The House is set to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would authorize the Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce subpoenas against the Trump Administration. NPR's Ryan Lucas has the latest. Also, more primary care doctors are training to provide medication abortions in order to expand women's access to abortion. Carey Goldberg of WBUR reports. And, people in western Kentucky are trying to plan for a future in which they're less reliant on jobs from coal.
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11 juin 2019
Viewers are probably familiar with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. Over the last two years, with the Trump administration escalating its anti-press rhetoric, Acosta has often been the target of its attacks. He's written a new book, "Enemy of the People," and he talks about it with host Robin Young. Also, construction is underway on a new international airport near the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Historians and conservationists worry the project will disturb important archaeological sites in the area of Chinchero, which is part of Peru's "Sacred Valley."
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10 juin 2019
A key Watergate-era player appears on Monday before the House Judiciary Committee to give his opinion on the Mueller report. Also, actress Chloë Sevigny talks to Here & Now's Robin Young about her new film, "The Dead Don't Die." And, Louisiana is the latest state where the governor has signed a controversial restrictive abortion bill. The abortion ban was sponsored by a number of Democrats, including Rep. Katrina Jackson. She talks to host Robin Young about why she supports the state's bill.
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10 juin 2019
A parent is charging a Wyoming school district for mishandling its response to her child's sexual assault by another student. Melodie Edwards of Wyoming Public Radio has the story. Also, New York Times journalist Jim Dwyer reflects on how he and other members of the media failed to accurately report the case of the Central Park Five in 1989. And, Friday's sour jobs report may be an indicator that a recession is coming. Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss.
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7 juin 2019
Negotiations continue in Washington between U.S. and Mexican officials over President Trump's proposed series of escalating tariffs on all Mexican imports. Also, the musical "Hadestown" has been nominated for 14 Tony Awards, and is a favorite to win Best New Musical at the awards ceremony on Sunday. We revisit our April conversation with three of the musical's stars: Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and Patrick Page. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's June 7, 2019 full broadcast.
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7 juin 2019
More than 500,000 acres in the Mississippi Delta have been underwater since February. It's been a harrowing few months for those who've lost their homes or their farms to the rising waters. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports. Also, the FCC passed a rule that would allow and encourage phone providers to block robocalls. The U.S. says there's an army of Cubans propping up Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. Experts say that's half true.
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6 juin 2019
An emotional ceremony in France Thursday commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day, with President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron each delivering speeches. Also, for many people, it's a familiar story: You want to squeeze a fun and exciting trip into your summer — but you don't know where to go. Alexander Howard, senior editor at Lonely Planet, has been thinking about that very subject and joins us with a list of locations to consider adding to your itinerary if you're itching to explore. That and more, in hour two ...
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6 juin 2019
An abortion clinic in Illinois is preparing for an influx of patients from Missouri after the closure of the state's last abortion clinic. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Erin King, who runs the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois, right over the border from Missouri. And, researchers say they've found radioactive carbon from nuclear bombs in the creatures that populate the floor of Mariana Trench. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's June 6, 2019 full broadcast.
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5 juin 2019
People with chromesthesia "see" color. Lady Gaga, Pharrell and Kanye West have all talked about having the condition. So does artist Melissa McCracken, who creates paintings based on the colors and scenes evoked by her favorite music, from Jimi Hendrix to the Spice Girls. Also, peas are in season in many parts of the country. Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst has three dishes that celebrate peas, and she brings them to share with hosts Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's ...
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5 juin 2019
Australian electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL joins us to talk about their songwriting process, who they'd want to share a burrito with and more. Also, historian James Holland, author of "Normandy '44: D-Day and the Battle for France," discusses the 75th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's June 4, 2019 full broadcast.
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4 juin 2019
California Democrat Barbara Lee joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss impeaching President Trump and passing bills she says her constituents want. Also, journalist John Pomfret remembers the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing that took place 30 years ago this week. And, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd visits the flooded Mississippi Delta, where farmers haven't been able to plant a single crop this year. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 4, 2019 full broadcast.
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