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Here & Now



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April 27, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:33:50 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 27, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our broadcast from Mexico City with a look at the region's acute water problems, and a conversation with former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda about the state of U.S.-Mexico relations. Also, we learn more about the lives and legacies of two of Mexico's most beloved artists: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. And we continue our look at President Trump's first 100 days with a report on whether Trump has followed through on his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.


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April 27, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:31:33 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 27, 2017 full broadcast, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson sits down with world-renowned Mexican chef Enrique Olvera to talk about his Mexico City restaurant Pujol, and the country's food traditions. Also, we speak with two men who have dedicated their lives to finding some of Mexico's 30,000 missing people. And from a U.S.-Mexico border wall to NAFTA, two reporters join us to discuss how President Trump's stances are reverberating in Mexico.


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April 26, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:26:47 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 26, 2017 full broadcast, we continue Day 1 of our Mexico City broadcast with a report from Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd on how one gas station symbolizes Mexico's energy revolution. Also, we talk with two Americans living illegally in Mexico City, about how navigating life in Mexico as an immigrant without proper documents is different than doing so in the United States. And in other news, we check in with NPR's John Ydstie to go over some the details of President Trump's tax overhaul.


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April 26, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:10:53 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 26, 2017 full broadcast, we begin our two-day broadcast from Mexico City. We discuss U.S.-Mexico trade relations with one Mexican senator who says he's ready to stand up to the Trump administration. Also, transportation solutions for the city's commuters, and current trends in popular music with a Mexico City edition of our DJ Sessions. And in other news, we hear reaction from Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler in the wake of the freeze on President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities.


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April 25, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:04:50 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 25, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.), who says he gives President Trump a B-minus for his first 100 days in office. Also, musicians Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer join us in the studio for a performance from their new album, "Bach Trios." And we meet the blogger and digital strategist who's offering six not-so-easy steps to becoming a millionaire by age 30.


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April 25, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:25:58 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 25, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our conversation with Caitlyn Jenner, who tells us more about her new book "The Secrets of My Life," voting for President Trump in the 2016 election and criticism she has faced from the transgender community. Also, we take a closer look at reports that President Trump has asked advisers to find a way to cut corporate tax rates to 15 percent, down from 35 percent. And independent Maine Sen. Angus King joins us to weigh in on Trump's first 100 days in office, and the latest on the budget standoff in Congress.


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April 24, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:38:00 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 24, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate in the race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District. He'll face Republican Karen Handel in a June 20 runoff that's drawn the money and attention of both national parties. Also, overnight masked workers guarded by snipers removed a prominent Confederate monument in the city of New Orleans. We discuss the fallout with longtime New Orleans journalist Tim Morris. And former President Barack Obama re-enters the public eye today, speaking at an event at the University of Chicago. We hear the latest from NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith.


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April 24, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:21:11 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 24, 2017 full broadcast, we hear Part 1 of host Jeremy Hobson's conversation with Caitlyn Jenner, about life as Bruce Jenner, her role in the transgender community and more. Also, it's shaping up to be a big week in Washington. NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to preview the week ahead in politics, including President Trump hitting the 100-day mark and Congress returning from its two-week recess. And American Airlines has suspended an employee who, according to passengers, grabbed a stroller from a woman traveling with two young children. We discuss whether airline employees set up to fail with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.


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April 21, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:16:48 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 21, 2017 full broadcast, our resident chef Kathy Gunst recently drove from coast to coast on her way home to New England, and discovered lots of great restaurants along the way. She tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about a few of them. Also, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley joins us to discuss the impact this week's attack in Paris could have on the upcoming French presidential election. And a new study has found an association between frequent drinking of diet sodas and an increased risk of both stroke and dementia. We check in with Dr. Matthew Pase, the study's lead author.


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April 21, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:23:24 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 21, 2017 full broadcast, NBC News' Beth Fouhy and Ayesha Rascoe of Reuters join us to discuss whether Republicans will be able to come to an agreement on a new health care overhaul plan, and more from the week in politics. Also, Chechen officials are carrying out a campaign of violence against gay men. Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch tells us more. And we speak with playwright Ayad Akhtar, whose plays challenge audiences' notions of Islam, and Muslims' assumptions about their own faith.


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April 20, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:01:50 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 20, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Sir John Sawers, former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6, about navigating security threats around the world. Also, despite improvements California cities still top the list of those with the country's worst air pollution. Paul Billings of the American Lung Association joins us to discuss. And how much exercise is safe during pregnancy? For answers, we check in with Dr. Jessica Shepherd, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois Chicago.


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April 20, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:14:02 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 20, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with filmmaker Tom Jennings, who was a reporter in Los Angeles during the 1992 LA riots, about his new documentary "The Lost Tapes: LA Riots." Also, what will NASA look like under President Trump? A former deputy administrator of NASA under President Obama joins us to take a closer look. And as Fox News cuts ties with anchor Bill O'Reilly, we examine his impact on American politics.


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April 19, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:51:56 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 19, 2017 full broadcast, The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joins us to talk about Aaron Hernandez's death by suicide, and his troubled life. Also, we sit down with KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe and Marion Hodges to hear some of their favorite new music, including some from Coachella. And Fox News may soon cut ties with Bill O'Reilly. We take a closer look at how the story has unfolded and what lies ahead with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik.


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April 19, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:29:28 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 19, 2017 full broadcast, a recovering opioid addict from West Virginia talks about how he got sober, and what he thinks might help others kick their deadly habits. Also, in her new book "An Unseen Angel," Alissa Parker describes how she found joy and hope in her life again after her daughter was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And we discuss Democrat Jon Ossoff narrowly missing winning a Congressional seat outright in Georgia's traditionally conservative 6th District Tuesday night.


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April 18, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:37:57 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 18, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss British Prime Minster Theresa May's unexpected call for an early general election in just six weeks. Also, we speak with Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, about what can be done to solve the United States' worsening opioid epidemic. And we look at how scientists from the U.S. and Mexico are teaming up to find out how the environment in the Gulf of Mexico is recovering from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


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April 18, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:10:54 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 18, 2017 full broadcast, Council on Foreign Relations fellow Steven Cook joins us to explain why he thinks the results of the recent Turkish referendum are troubling for democracy. Also, what's the most efficient way to ride an escalator? We take a closer look with a professor of architectural history. And Facebook's F8 conference opens this week amid criticism of how the social media company monitors offensive and violent content posted by its users. Recode's Kurt Wagner joins us to discuss.


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April 17, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:16:24 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 17, 2017 full broadcast, Arkansas faces several legal battles over its plan to execute seven convicted murders in the span of 11 days. The legal director for the Fair Punishment Project tells us more about a report released by the group, and what it reveals about the seven men. Also, we hear why some American students are enrolling in after-school programs called "Russian math." And filmmaker John Waters talks about his new book, and explains why he thinks young people ought to "make trouble."


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April 17, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:14:12 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 17, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss sleep — and the problems that can cause us to not get enough — with the founder of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. Also, NPR's Ron Elving joins us to take a closer look at Vice President Pence's trip to South Korea, amid rising tensions on the peninsula. And Tesla briefly became the most valuable car company in the U.S. last week. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson joins us to talk about what Tesla's growth says about the future of car technology.


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April 14, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:02:58 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 14, 2017 full broadcast, the state of Arkansas is set to execute seven death-row inmates in the span of 11 days, starting Monday. We take a closer look with the executive director of a nonprofit policy group that studies capital punishment. Also, we hear from an exercise physiologist about how newcomers can prepare to run their first marathon. And NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to recap the week in politics, including President Trump's policy shifts, North Korea and the worsening relationship with the Russian government.


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April 14, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:15:56 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 14, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with security analyst Jim Walsh as tensions rise between the U.S. and North Korea. Also, World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee joins us to discuss threats to the web, and what he thinks should be done to address them. And our producer Alex Ashlock shares how he first fell in love with marathons, ahead of covering his 19th Boston Marathon next week.


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April 13, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:08:50 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 13, 2017 full broadcast, we look at chief strategist Steve Bannon's future in the White House after Trump has backtracked on a number of policy issues this week. Also we hear from the author who researched Mozart's relationship with his pet starling by adopting her own. And we discuss what the United Airlines debacle says about customer service in the U.S.


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April 13, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:19:55 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 13, 2017 full broadcast, we look at Florida's worst wildfire season in six years and how some far right supporters are abandoning their support of Trump after his strikes on Syria last week. Also we hear from former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis about Trump's pivot on foreign policy. The Kinks co-founder Dave Davies joins us to talk about the history of one of the greatest bands in rock 'n' roll history.


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April 12, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:34:09 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 12, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest on a Washington Post report that the FBI obtained a FISA warrant on Carter Page, a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign. If confirmed, it would be evidence that the FBI believed Page was in contact with Russian agents. Also, we hear from a pastor who is trying to counter anti-immigrant rhetoric with welcomes signs to comfort newcomers to the U.S. We also look at the latest on the controversy White House press secretary Sean Spicer created with his comments on Bashar Assad and Adolf Hitler and the use of chemical weapons in World War II. And we discuss New York's plan for free public college.


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April 12, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:14:42 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 12, 2017 full broadcast, we look at comments Russian President Vladimir Putin made today that Russia-U.S. relations have worsened under President Trump. Also we hear about an offer the company Axon is making to give body cameras to any police officer across the U.S. for free, and why some critics take issue with the deal. And we discuss the renovation and reopening of one of the holiest sites in Christianity this Easter Sunday: the site of Jesus' tomb.


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April 11, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:08:52 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 11, 2017 full broadcast, KCRW DJ Karene Daniel says the sounds of the 1970s are having a moment. She joins host Jeremy Hobson for the latest edition of our DJ Sessions. Also, the case of a man who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday is raising questions about what a passenger's rights are to his or her seat. And drought is putting thousands of Somalis at risk of starvation and death. We talk with Gianna Toboni of Vice News about her recent reporting in the country.


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April 11, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:10:29 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 11, 2017 full broadcast, Timothy B. Schmit talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about his new solo album, his work with bands like Poco and The Eagles and his life in music. And we check in with NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's scheduled meeting with the Russian foreign minister. And one of the biggest Cubs fans in America is NPR's Scott Simon. We talk with Simon about his new book, "My Cubs: A Love Story."


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April 10, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:08:01 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 10, 2017 full broadcast, we look at what the next steps might be for the Trump administration in Syria, following the airstrikes that President Trump ordered on a Syrian air base last week. Also, we hear from one cybersecurity analyst on what the Dallas weather siren hack from Friday says about broader U.S. infrastructure vulnerability. And we revisit resident chef Kathy Gunst's favorite recipes and foods for Passover.


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April 10, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:08:03 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 10, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Stephen Hayes, the new editor in chief of the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard, about what the publication is doing to combat fake news. Also, security analyst Jim Walsh tells us more about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to the G-7 summit in Italy, and the latest on the U.S., Syria and North Korea. And author Sarah Dunn joins us to unpack her new novel, which examines what happens when a 30-something couple launches a six month-long open marriage "arrangement."


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April 7, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:10:02 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 7, 2017 full broadcast, Siegfried Hecker, emeritus director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, explains why he thinks resuming talks with North Korea will help rein in its nuclear program. Also, we hear the latest on Neil Gorsuch's confirmation vote. And with the U.S. rolling back many policies on climate change, some observers think China will step in to fill the gap.


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April 7, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:10:49 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 7, 2017 full broadcast, Sen. James Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says he is "so pleased" about the missile strike on a Syrian air base. Also, best-selling author Bruce Feiler makes the case in his new book that the story of Adam and Eve is the original love story. And NPR's Greg Allen reports a wave of optimism means more Puerto Ricans are staying put on the island.


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April 6, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:34:03 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 6, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with the national political coordinator of Voluntad Popular, a Venezuelan opposition party, nearly a week after a controversial decision by Venezuela's Supreme Court that seized power from the country's legislature. Also, one historian joins us to discuss why the U.S. decided to enter World War I, and what difference it made. And we take a look at advertisements from two companies that have been generating controversy online.


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April 6, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:09:37 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 6, 2017 full broadcast, actor Mandy Patinkin joins us to talk about his role on the Showtime series "Homeland," now in its sixth season, and criticism that the show negatively portrayed Muslims. Also, journalist and author Masha Gessen joins us to discuss President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the Russia investigation. And as baseball season gets underway, fans are watching to see if the Chicago Cubs can make history again.


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April 5, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:26:43 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 5, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with scholar Peniel Joseph about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement. Also, Democratic Delaware Sen. Chris Coons joins us to discuss why he will vote "no" on Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination. And Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, has a growing list of responsibilities. We take a closer look at how the White House senior adviser became such an important and influential member of Trump's inner circle.


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April 5, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:17:12 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 5, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest on Tuesday's chemical attack in the Syrian city of Idlib, where the death toll has risen to at least 72. Also we continue our conversation on the rise of Asia, unpacking the role of nationalism and international diplomacy with author Gideon Rachman. And, in our latest DJ Session, we listen to one music genre of the past, exotica, that is being kept alive by artists today.


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April 4, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:16:39 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 4, 2017 full broadcast, we learn more about an apparent chemical attack in Syria that killed dozens and is being called the largest chemical attack in the country since August 2013. Also, we speak with the CEO of one coal company that is looking for new ways to revive the industry, and find new uses for coal that do not involve burning it for energy. And we hear from one of the hundreds of companies bidding for a chance to design President Trump's wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


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April 4, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:35:37 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 4, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with a Democratic state senator from Montana who has proposed a bill to make her state compliant with the REAL ID Act, despite longstanding concerns about civil liberties. Also, Financial Times columnist and author Gideon Rachman joins us to talk about his book "Easternization: Asia's Rise and America's Decline From Obama to Trump and Beyond." And we take a closer look at how science and technology policy stands to change under President Trump.


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April 3, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:46:24 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 3, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest on an expected vote from Senate this week on the nomination of President Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Also, we discuss the latest on emerging markets in Africa, as both China and the U.S. are investing heavily across the continent. And one author turns the "Eat Pray Love" paradigm on its head with her novel "Smoke Drink F*#k."


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April 3, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:40:55 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 3, 2017 full broadcast, we hear an update on today's explosion in a St. Petersburg subway station, and more on the city's subway system. Also, former energy secretary Ernest Moniz joins us to discuss coal, climate, innovation and his successor. And we take a closer look at how difficult President Trump's tax overhaul goal will be to meet, and how tax cuts impact the economy.


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March 31, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:08:43 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 31, 2017 full broadcast, journalists Beth Fouhy of NBC News and Maria Elena Salinas of Univision join us to discuss the week in politics news. Also, how easy is it to delete online accounts? We explore the challenges with the director of the Social Intelligence Lab at the University of Maryland. And we revisit our 2013 conversation about iconic images of the Vietnam War, and how they made history.


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March 31, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:24:16 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 31, 2017 full broadcast, writer and artist Jonathon Keats joins us to talk about his new exhibit, which explores the question, what would it look like if animals appropriated human technological designs for their own benefit? Also, NPR's Marilyn Geewax tells us more about what role Ivanka Trump will play in the White House, and what ethics concerns her position raises. And critics say a vote this week by Venzuela's Supreme Court will pave the way for a dictatorship in the country. We unpack the news with a reporter in Caracas who's been following the story.


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March 30, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:08:38 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 30, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with former lawmakers Richard Lugar and Lee Hamilton about why they favor an independent commission investigating Russian meddling in last year's elections. Also, we remember Michael Sharp, an American U.N. worker whose body was recently discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And we hear why many jails in the U.S. are turning to a drug called Vivitrol to aid opioid-addicted inmates.


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March 30, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:16:03 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 30, 2017 full broadcast, we take a closer look at Robert Mercer, a reclusive hedge-fund billionaire who many consider to be President Trump's most important donor, with a New Yorker writer who has written about the Mercer family. Also, we take a look at the challenges that can arise even when one party is in control of Congress and in the White House, from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to President Bill Clinton. And we preview the Final Fours in both the men's and women's college basketball tournaments with sports analyst Mike Pesca.


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March 29, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:08:48 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 29, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with the authors of "Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life," about how animals use physics in their daily lives. Also, some security analysts are wondering if Trump-branded properties around the globe require added protection. If so, who pays for it? And we speak with a doctor about the implications of most U.S. restaurants packing their plates with portions that are often two or three times the recommended serving size.


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March 29, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:58:31 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 29, 2017 full broadcast, we check in on the latest in the House investigation of possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign, including reports that the Trump administration sought to block former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying. Also we speak with one Washington College professor who's teaching students how to live the prehistoric life — by tasking them with making their own tools, butchering their own meat and gathering nuts for sustenance. And, in our latest DJ Session, we foray into "mutant funk."


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March 28, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:07:30 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 28, 2017 full broadcast, we look at what's behind the daily wave of worry people experience during times of change, and how you can stop worrying. Also, we hear from reporters based in London and Brussels to get a sense of how negotiations between the EU and the U.K. will play out as the Brexit process begins. And, we cover the day's news in politics, from mounting pressure for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes to step away from his committee's Russia investigation to President Trump's executive order on climate change.


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March 28, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:13:27 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 28, 2017 full broadcast, what goes into writing a dictionary? In her new book, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper shares a behind-the-scenes look at the process. Also, we hear from one of the co-authors of a new report on segregation in the Chicago region. And when President Trump signed an executive order banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries in January, one family in Portland, Maine, was watching every development with great concern.


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March 27, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:08:51 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 27, 2017 full broadcast, health care coverage continues. Political analysts Jamal Simmons and Paris Dennard discuss how the failure of the Republican health care overhaul on Friday has ricocheted politically on President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democrats. Also, historian Nancy Tomes explains why problems with the health care system in the United States are nothing new, and how our uneven, expensive and complicated system came to be. And we turn to the latest in Russia, where hundreds of people were arrested in the country's biggest protests in years.


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March 27, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:26:40 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 27, 2017 full broadcast, author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin joins us to compare the GOP health care bill's defeat to past presidential setbacks, and discuss Donald Trump's young presidency. Also, in the wake of the American Health Care Act's failure, what's next for health care? We discuss with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News. And, we've been wondering how a city's color palette comes to be, and what impact it has on the people who live there. Laurie Pressman of the Pantone Color Institute joins us to take a closer look.


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March 24, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:22:57 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 24, 2017 full broadcast, we hear why a photo tweeted by Vice President Mike Pence drew mockery and reaction on Twitter. Also, we revisit our December 2016 conversation with actor Mark Wahlberg about the film "Patriots Day," and why the project was a personal one for the native Bostonian. Also, we hear more about Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signing a bill Thursday lowering the state's DUI limit from .08 percent to .05 percent — making it the lowest in the nation.


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March 24, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:09:56 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 24, 2017 full broadcast, we review the week in politics — including the showdown Friday over the Republican health care bill — with journalists Gregory Moore and Rick Klein. Also, we speak with a BBC reporter who has been on the ground in Mosul about scenes of devastation there after months of fighting. And we talk with a social psychologist about a new study that found drivers are less likely to stop at a crosswalk when pedestrians are black.


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