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Here & Now



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January 17, 2018: Hour 2

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:09:16 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 17, 2018 full broadcast, we welcome political strategists Jamal Simmons and John Brabender to discuss the politics of a DACA immigration deal, and a possible government shutdown on Friday night. Also, Adam Rippon grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, being bullied and feeling out of place. Now, he's on his way to the Olympics as the first openly gay man chosen to represent the U.S. at the Winter Games. And we hear a report on an emerging industry that's trying to answer the question of how much marijuana you can have in your system and still get behind the wheel.


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January 17, 2018: Hour 1

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:47:35 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 17, 2018 full broadcast, we get the latest from NPR's Domenico Montanaro on negotiations in Congress over the budget and DACA. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about nine of the National Park Service advisory board's 12 members resigning Monday night. And McDonald's has announced that it will produce all its packaging from recycled or renewable materials by 2025. The company's chief sustainability officer explains what it will take to make the change.


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January 16, 2018: Hour 2

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:08:39 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 16, 2018 full broadcast, lawmakers have just four days left to reach a spending agreement before federal funding runs out and the government shuts down. NPR's Susan Davis discusses the latest from Washington, including DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also, pork can be so much more than the dry, flavorless meat many of us might remember, according to our resident chef. And we speak with Collette and Scott Stohler, who gave up their respective careers in engineering and ad production to become "travel influencers."


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January 16, 2018: Hour 1

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:17:13 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 16, 2018 full broadcast, lawmakers in Washington are trying to pick up the pieces of a deal on immigration after inflammatory comments from President Trump derailed talks last week. We break down the day's political news with NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, we take a look back at the WPA's impact on American infrastructure, and explore why many of its projects are still relied upon today. And an influx of Haitian immigrants has been pouring steadily in Canada — mostly crossing illegally at the Quebec border — since last May. We learn more about what's driving the trend from Marjorie Villefranche, director general of La Maison D'Haiti in Montreal.


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January 15, 2018: Hour 2

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:56:03 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 15, 2018 full broadcast, NPR's Scott Horsley joins us to discuss the continuing fallout from reports President Trump spoke in crude terms about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Also, Erin Hamlin has been riding the luge since she was 12 years old. Now, almost 20 years later, the champion American athlete will be heading to the Olympics for her fourth, and likely final, time. And this week the House will hear arguments in favor of bringing back earmarks, which were banned in 2011 after an ongoing problem with corruption. We take a closer look at what a return might mean.


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January 15, 2018: Hour 1

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:26:30 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 15, 2018 full broadcast, we discuss the false alarm about a missile strike in Hawaii over the weekend with security analyst Jim Walsh. Also, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being marked across the country, including Memphis, where the civil rights leader was assassinated in 1968. We take a look back at King's ties to the city with scholar and author Otis Sanford. And Confederate flags and statues have sparked demonstrations in communities across the country. But not all acts of confrontation and reconciliation occur in public.


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January 12, 2018: Hour 2

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:09:10 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 12, 2018 full broadcast, Democratic New Mexico Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, discusses what her caucus will and won't support in any immigration deal that might emerge next week. Also, we check in with Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English about reaction on social media to President Trump cancelling his upcoming trip to London. And you may not have heard of them, but electronic sports, or e-sports, are a fast-growing industry in the U.S. Here & Now tech correspondent Ben Johnson tells us more about the booming industry, how players make money and whether the fan base could explode in the coming years.


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January 12, 2018: Hour 1

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:12:25 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 12, 2018 full broadcast, NBC and Telemundo news anchor José Díaz-Balart and Chad Pergram of Fox News join Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd and Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the week in politics. Also, we meet Jake Lacourse, who designed a game to help his 2-year-old daughter, Rebecca, learn pre-braille concepts. He calls it BecDot. And rescue efforts continue Friday in Southern California after rainstorms triggered deadly mudslides earlier this week. We hear from survivor Charles Crail and his son, Devon, who helped rescue his parents.


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January 11, 2018: Hour 2

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:08:19 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 11, 2018 full broadcast, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses the city's decision to sue five major oil companies, and divest its pension funds of $5 billion in fossil fuel investments. Also, we hear perspective from Claudia Ivette Canjura, El Salvador's ambassador to the United States, about how El Salvador is reacting to the Trump administration ending temporary protected status. And in war zones all over the world, volunteers are doing what they can to help civilians caught in the crossfire. One of them is Chicago pediatrician Dr. John Kahler.


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January 11, 2018: Hour 1

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:08:26 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 11, 2018 full broadcast, GOP Rep. Will Hurd explains why he wants to give an eventual pathway to citizenship to young immigrants shielded from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Also, we revisit our conversation with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile and bassist Edgar Meyer, and take another listen to their performance of a song from their "Bach Trios" album. And two journalists from the Reuters news agency are now formally charged with violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, signaling the case will go forward despite international condemnation. BBC correspondent Jonathan Head tells us more.


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January 10, 2018: Hour 2

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:04:30 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 9, 2018 full broadcast, several groups of lawmakers are working on legislative solutions to the dilemma faced by the end of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program. One is a bill proposed by Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. We talk with him about it. Also we discuss lax oversight and the lack of clinical trials for medical devices in the United States — and how that may make them more likely to injure than cure. And, big wave surfers are getting ready for the Mavericks Challenge in Northern California. And for the first time, women have a chance to compete. We speak with Bianca Valenti, one of the women surfing.


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January 10, 2018: Hour 1

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:32:40 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 10, 2018 full broadcast, USA Today reporter Alan Gomez joins us to discuss the latest news on DACA, including President Trump's reaction to a federal judge's decision to temporarily block the administration from ending the program. Also, in her new film, "My Art," artist Laurie Simmons says she wanted to depict on screen the women she knows who are "living in the moment" and "appreciating their lives." And the release of Senate testimony from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson has raised new questions about the dossier which purported to detail Russian efforts to aid the Trump campaign. We take a closer look at what the transcript reveals with NPR's Phil Ewing.


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January 9, 2018: Hour 2

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:08:26 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 9, 2018 full broadcast, we look at a development in relations between North and South Korea, as North Korea has agreed to send athletes to the Olympics for the first time in eight years. Also, the Trump administration has announced it will end temporary protected status for Salvadorans. We look at how the end of the program will affect nearly 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., and, specifically, 6,000 in Massachusetts. And, shelters are struggling amid the cold weather and an increase in the population of people who are homeless for the first time since 2010. We learn more about how people around the country are working to help those in need.


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January 9, 2018: Hour 1

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:14:24 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 9, 2018 full broadcast, we begin with a look at President Trump's meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate to try to craft a deal on deportation protection for young immigrants in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Also, we continue our look at how blue states are reacting to the new Republican tax law with perspective from Dean Baker, an economist with the left-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research. And one California doctor joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss what his hospital and others in the area are seeing this flu season.


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January 8, 2018: Hour 2

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:08:25 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 8, 2018 full broadcast, USA Today reporter Alan Gomez joins us with the latest on the Trump administration ending temporary protected status for immigrants from El Salvador who've been allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001. Also, speculation is growing that Oprah Winfrey may run for president, after her speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes. We recap with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans. And we check in with food and climate reporter Ari LeVaux about his reporting on challenges facing Montana barley farmers amid a changing climate and unpredictable seasons, and possible impacts for the beer industry.


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January 8, 2018: Hour 1

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:14:31 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 8, 2018 full broadcast, we discuss the latest in politics, including top aides taking to cable television over the weekend to defend President Trump's mental state, with NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, we take a closer look at lawmakers in high-cost, high-tax blue states looking for ways around the provision in the new Republican tax law that limits deductions on local taxes. And Derek Thompson of The Atlantic says inflation plays an important role when looking at factors that could determine whether U.S. economic growth continues in 2018.


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January 5, 2018: Hour 1

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:20:25 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 5, 2018 full broadcast, we discuss the latest fallout after President Trump tried unsuccessfully to halt publication of reporter Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury," which details chaos and dysfunction in the administration. Also, Colorado Public Radio's Ben Markus reports on how Colorado's marijuana industry is reacting to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinding an Obama administration policy that gave tacit approval of recreational marijuana. And Robert Siegel is retiring Friday after more than 40 years at NPR and 30 years as co-host of All Things Considered. Here & Now's Robin Young reflects on Siegel's career and listens to moments from some of his most memorable interviews.


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January 5, 2018: Hour 2

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:26:29 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 5, 2018 full broadcast, we talk through stories trending on social media — from #bombogenesis to controversy involving YouTube star Logan Paul — with Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English. Also, law professor and commentator Jonathan Turley weighs in on the legal implications of "Fire and Fury," and Trump's reaction to the book by reporter Michael Wolff. And a new law in Oregon allows people in counties with a population of less than 40,000 to pump their own gas. Trouble is, that's been banned in the state for so long that some Oregonians don't know how to do it themselves.


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January 4, 2018: Hour 2

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:09:06 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 4, 2018 full broadcast, we check in with Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the National Weather Service, as winter weather slams a massive East Coast stretch. Also, who's already making the trip to Iowa and New Hampshire to "plant a flag" for the 2020 presidential race? Radio Iowa news director Kay Henderson and NH1 political director Paul Steinhauser join us to discuss, including Democrats like former Vice President Joe Biden and Republicans like Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford. And President Trump has been tweeting encouragement to protesters in Iran, prompting a sharp rebuke from the Iranian government. But former Obama administration official Dennis Ross says Trump is right to change U.S. policy toward Iran.


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January 4, 2018: Hour 1

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:19:43 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 4, 2018 full broadcast, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik joins us to discuss reaction to incendiary excerpts from reporter Michael Wolff's forthcoming book about President Trump. Also, the partisan divide between Americans is one of the most significant in the last century, according to an October study by the Pew Research Center. But 50 years ago, divisions were arguably worse. And the Buffalo Bills haven't made the postseason since 1999, but they're back this season, and play one of four wild-card games this weekend. Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca tells us more about the team's drought coming to an end.


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January 3, 2018: Hour 2

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:07:47 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 2, 2018 full broadcast, we welcome political analysts Jamal Simmons and John Brabender to discuss what Sen. Orrin Hatch's retirement announcement means for the GOP and how President Trump hopes to shape the Washington agenda this year. Also we dive into the music of 19th century French composer Georges Bizet, who was just 17 when he wrote "Symphony in C." And, two widely regarded cancer experts are arguing that the more people get screened, the more cancers we find and treat, and that might not be a good thing. Sharon Begley from our partners at STAT explains why too much screening may be misleading us about the real risks of developing cancers.


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January 3, 2018: Hour 1

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:30:44 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 3, 2018 full broadcast, we consider the impact of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's retirement announcement and the likelihood Mitt Romney will run to succeed him with Lisa Riley Roche of Deseret News. Also, amid Chicago's ongoing epidemic of gun violence, the availability of guns has been blamed as a root cause. We hear a report on how authorities in the city are trying to crack down on people who deal unlawful weapons. And it's something on pet owners' minds lately as a huge swath of the country continues to deal with below-freezing temperatures: How cold is too cold to take dogs outside for a walk? One veterinarian joins us with guidance.


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January 2, 2018: Hour 2

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:05:18 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 2, 2018 full broadcast, activist DeRay Mckesson joins us to remember Erica Garner and discuss her impact on the Black Lives Matter movement following her father Eric Garner's death in 2014. Erica Garner died Saturday at age 27. Also, retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells us why he thinks diplomacy is the solution to tensions on the Korean Peninsula. And Jennifer Brea filmed her personal battle with chronic fatigue syndrome, and has released an award-winning documentary called "Unrest." She talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the documentary, which airs on PBS next week, and her experience with the debilitating disease.


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January 2, 2018: Hour 1

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:16:18 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 2, 2018 full broadcast, we look at South Korea's proposal for direct negotiations with the North, to take place next week, and what it could mean for the U.S. Also, 10 years after the assassination of Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto, little is officially known about who ordered her death. We speak with the BBC's Owen Bennett Jones, who's trying to uncover clues to the mystery. And, novelist Sue Grafton, best known for her alphabetically titled series of detective novels, died last week at age 77. We revisit a conversation with Grafton from 2011.


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January 1, 2018: Hour 2

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 15:20:46 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 1, 2018 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to look at the year ahead in politics, and President Trump's New Year's Day tweet on Pakistan. Also, we revisit our conversation with the obituaries editor for The New York Times on "The New York Times Book of the Dead," a compilation of the paper's death notices from the last 165 years. And has it been bitterly cold where you live? We hear from a meteorologist about who's being hit the hardest, and how long the frigid temperatures in regions like the Midwest and East will last.


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January 1, 2018: Hour 1

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:12:20 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 1, 2018 full broadcast, we speak with Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News, for the latest on what's behind continuing anti-government protests in Iran. Also, we check in with Shirlee Zane, Sonoma County supervisor, about how her county is recovering months after deadly wildfires ravaged the area. And in recent years, there has been a push by some in the Republican Party to transfer public lands out of federal control. That's generated tremendous pushback from a group that is usually reliably conservative.


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December 29, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:04:36 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 29, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to look through the top political stories of 2017 as selected by listeners in a March Madness-style bracket. Also we speak with author Andrea Pitzer, whose book "One Long Night" tells the harrowing history of concentration camps, beginning with 1890s Cuba and ending, Pitzer says, with Guantanamo Bay today. And, author Peter Zheutlin makes the case for adopting pets that have been abandoned in his book "Rescued."


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December 29, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:08:27 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 29, 2017 full broadcast, historian and political analyst Julian Zelizer joins us to look back on the first year of President Trump's term, and ahead to challenges in year two. Also, one of the cities ravaged by the nationwide opioid epidemic is New Bedford, Massachusetts. We meet a band of civic leaders reaching out to those who've overdosed, one individual at a time. And as the year draws to a close, we take a look at the world of food — what was trending this year, and what can we expect will be hot in 2018 — with resident chef Kathy Gunst.


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December 28, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:09:14 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 28, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill about charges of voter fraud in the state's special Senate election and his plans to certify Doug Jones as winner of the election Thursday afternoon. Also we learn more about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the issues he's facing. And, in a year full of seemingly constant breaking news, push notifications from The New York Times, The Washington Post and even Facebook took center stage on many smartphones across the country. We look at why 2017 was a big year for the alerts.


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December 28, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:08:29 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 28, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update from the BBC's Zia Shahreyar in the Afghan capital Kabul, where more than 40 people are dead after a series of suicide bomb attacks. Also, we round up the year in sports with Mike Pesca, from national anthem protests in the NFL to the Houston Astros' World Series victory. And, France's Constitutional Council is due to rule on the constitutionality of a new anti-terrorism law, which critics say could discriminate against the country's Muslim population. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley tells us more.


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December 27, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:08:28 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 27, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss China and news that the country is willing to look at extending a multibillion-dollar economic corridor with Pakistan to Afghanistan to promote peace in the region. Also, from a neutron star collision to the total solar eclipse, we review the year in science news with NPR's science correspondent Joe Palca. And, we revisit a conversation with one architectural historian to look at what we can learn from the destruction of some of history's greatest buildings.


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December 27, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:20:24 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 27, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update from Erie, Pennsylvania, which is still digging out after days of snow. Also, KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence joins us to look back at some of the overlooked musicians who died in 2017 and deserve another listen, including pop singer Peter Sarstedt, jazz player Grady Tate and Italian whistler and singer Alessandro Alessandroni. And as the first year of President Trump's term comes to an end, what's ahead for the detainees at Guantanamo Bay? We check in with NPR correspondent David Welna, who was at the base earlier this month.


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December 26, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:07:25 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 26, 2017 full broadcast, we revisit the biggest domestic news stories from 2017, and also review how retail fared this holiday season. Also, Thomas' is not the only brand in the English muffin business. We visit an upstart bakery called Stone & Skillet that's reinventing the English muffin with more heft, and no nooks and crannies. And, winter break is when many high school seniors are rushing to finish their college applications. We share 10 tips for those wrapping up applications.


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December 26, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:03:50 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 26, 2017 full broadcast, we start with a review of 2017's top stories in international news. Also, we take a look back at the top tech stories of 2017, as well as a conversation with country music star Brett Young about his breakout year. And, Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, wants to build a high-speed rail system linking the city's downtown with O'Hare International Airport. We look at the city's next steps.


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December 25, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:22:22 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 25, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with Alma Roberts, who lost her home in Hurricane Harvey and is now living in an Airbnb with her family and working through the complicated and time-consuming process of getting insurance to cover the costs of rebuilding. Also, we revisit our April conversation with chef Enrique Olvera of the Mexico City restaurant Pujol, who's been called one of the best chefs on Earth. And, as we wrap up the year, it's not a bad idea to start thinking about your personal finances and how you'll handle them in 2018. CBS News' Jill Schlesinger shares some advice if your New Year's resolution is to save more money.


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December 25, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 13:02:51 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 25, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look back at a tumultuous year for British Prime Minister Theresa May, and look ahead to what's next for the U.K. in 2018 as it exits the European Union. Also, we revisit our conversation with Broadway actress Laura Michelle Kelly, who told us about what it's like to play the role of Anna in the touring production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I." And some big trends emerged in the economy, technology, retail and elsewhere in 2017. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson weighs in on a few that stuck out most.


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December 22, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:19:47 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 22, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Scott Detrow joins us with the latest on the GOP tax overhaul, as President Trump and Congress depart Washington having capped off a major legislative victory in a year marked by setbacks. Also, 19-year-old Red Cross volunteer Andrew Enos traveled to Texas and Florida to help hurricane survivors, then on to Northern California to help victims of the October wildfires. "It's opened my eyes to a lot of things," he tells Here & Now's Robin Young. And we learn more about Apple's controversy-prompting practice of slowing down older iPhones.


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December 22, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:29:06 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we review Republicans passing sweeping tax legislation, avoiding a government shutdown and more from the week in politics with ABC News political director Rick Klein and Bloomberg News White House correspondent Toluse Olorunnipa. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and DJ Mike Haile listen to some of their favorite Christmas songs, including Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and Darlene Love's "Winter Wonderland." And we speak with Honduran journalist Gerardo Torres Zelaya about deadly protests against the government of Juan Orlando Hernandez, the incumbent president who was declared the winner of the country's elections in late November.


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December 21, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:10:54 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 21, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Susan Davis joins us to discuss what's in a temporary spending bill being taken up in Congress, and what's getting left out. Also, U.S. officials suggest most ISIS fighters died on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria. But smugglers tell a different story. And the Department of Health and Human Services is denying a report from The Washington Post that the Trump administration is prohibiting health officials from using several words, including "fetus" and "transgender." But historians Ed Ayers and Brian Balogh say the U.S. government has a long history of guiding the use of certain words.


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December 21, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:17:12 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 21, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about the Affordable Care Act's uncertain future following the GOP tax code overhaul's passage. Also, we go behind the scenes of the new film "The Post," which tells the story of The Washington Post's decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971 despite strong opposition from the Nixon administration. And new data from the U.S. Census Bureau show Idaho saw a 2.2 percent jump in population between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017. We take a look at the changing demographics of the United States with one U.S. Census statistician.


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December 20, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:00:53 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 20, 2017 full broadcast, political analysts John Brabender and Jamal Simmons discuss the implications of the recently passed Republican tax cut overhaul. Also former world chess champion and Russian pro-democracy activist Garry Kasparov discusses why he believes the Trump White House is in the early stages of "threatening the very foundation of this republic." And, we take a look back at the deadliest pandemic in recorded history: the 1918 flu pandemic.


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December 20, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:15:44 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update on where the Republican tax overhaul stands from NPR's Kelsey Snell. Also, that overhaul includes a plan to raise revenue by allowing oil and gas drilling within parts of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR. We hear how indigenous tribes could be impacted, and take a closer look at the ongoing drilling debate. And China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has launched the world's largest carbon trading market — placing the country as an unlikely global leader in the fight against climate change. NPR's Rob Schmitz tells us more about what the move signals.


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December 19, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:36:10 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 19, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update on the Amtrak train in Washington that investigators have determined was traveling 80 mph in a 30 mph zone prior to derailment. Also we speak with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty about what he considers to be the advantages and benefits of the proposed GOP tax overhaul. Plus former Fox News contributor Tamara Holder discusses her sexual harassment settlement with 21st Century Fox, which included a nondisclosure agreement that she says has been nullified due to recent comments from Fox owner Rupert Murdoch. And, we welcome "Mr. Christmas," Ron Cohen, to listen to the songs of the holiday season.


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December 19, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:22:40 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 19, 2017 full broadcast, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins us to discuss why he thinks the proposed GOP tax overhaul will be bad for the American economy. Also, we speak with Kronos CEO Aron Ain in our latest View From The Top conversation, and learn more about an unlimited vacation policy the company implemented last year. And, are you looking for great reads to give as gifts this holiday season? Petra Mayer of NPR Books has put together a list of recommendations that might help narrow your search.


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December 18, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:11:10 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 18, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state. Also, CBS News' Jill Schlesinger joins us to take a closer look at what the GOP tax overhaul — which Republicans are expected to approve this week — might mean for the way tax professionals advise clients, whether it will change strategies for retirement savings and more. And what does resident chef Kathy Gunst look for when it comes to cookbooks? She joins us to share her list of top picks for 2017, and a few recipe favorites from them.


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December 18, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:53:45 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 18, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on the Trump administration outlining its new national security strategy plan. Also, author Judith Newman joins us to discuss her book "To Siri with Love," about her son Gus and his life with autism — and one unlikely friendship. And the entertainment world is still processing Disney's announcement last week that it will acquire most of 21st Century Fox. We discuss the potential implications for the media landscape with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.


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December 15, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:28:25 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we take a closer look at what's in the final tax cut plan that Republicans in the House and Senate have negotiated and say they hope to pass next week. Also, holiday TV is known more for its sticky sentimentality than its substance. But even NPR TV critic Eric Deggans has a sweet tooth. And judicial nomination hearings don't often go viral. However, footage of Matthew Spencer Petersen, one of President Trump's nominees to be a district judge for the District of Columbia, was shared widely after Petersen struggled to answer basic legal questions.


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December 15, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:34:26 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 15, 2017 full broadcast, Jesse Holland of The Associated Press and Brian Bennett of The Los Angeles Times join us to round up the week in politics, including Roy Moore's defeat in the Alabama special Senate election and lawmakers finalizing the GOP tax cut bill. Also, researchers say Patagonia's lawsuit against President Trump over shrinking national monuments is another example of companies taking a more public stance on political and social issues. And PepsiCo preordered 100 Tesla electric Semi trucks this week, the largest order so far. We hear from one analyst about how electric trucks could change the trucking industry.


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December 14, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:34:58 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 14, 2017 full broadcast, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what's next for the GOP tax overhaul, and why he says the fight over the bill is "far from over." Also, physical therapist Rupal Patel weighs in on the scourge of slouching, and shares advice on ways you can build better posture. And more than two months later, survivors of the Las Vegas massacre are still healing — physically and emotionally. Here & Now's Robin Young checks back in with David Holley, who joined us in October to describe surviving the shooting.


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December 14, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:23:02 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 14, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on the House and Senate reaching a final agreement on the tax overhaul bill, ahead of a vote as early as next week. Also, accusations of harassment and sexual misconduct against several high-profile chefs have highlighted abuse in the restaurant business. But many people who have worked in kitchens say the industry's problem goes far beyond its celebrities. And in a View From The Top conversation, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Nirav Tolia, CEO of the social network Nextdoor.


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