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Here & Now



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July 26, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:35:34 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 26, 2017 full broadcast, we continue analysis of the top headlines in politics, including health care debate, the status of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump's announcement on transgender people in the military, with political analysts Angela Rye and Paris Dennard. Also, is it possible to love too much? We look at a new book that chronicles several years in the life of a boy with a rare genetic disorder called Williams syndrome, which causes developmental delays, heart issues and unabashed affection. And in our latest DJ Session, we listen back to jazz selections, from Jaco Pastorius to Ahmad Jamal.


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July 26, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:18:45 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 26, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Tom Bowman joins us to discuss President Trump's tweets Wednesday announcing that the U.S. will ban transgender people from serving in the military, citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Also, this fall students at the University of Michigan will have a new way of getting around campus: a pair of self-driving shuttles. And the city of Imperial Beach, California, joined two coastal California counties in announcing they are suing oil, gas and coal companies to help pay for damage caused by climate change. We hear more from the city's mayor.


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July 25, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:08:51 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 25, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at how the Trump administration views relations with Iran, ahead of a deadline to recertify the Iran nuclear deal in three months. Also, as President Trump heads to Youngstown, Ohio, for a rally Tuesday night, we hear from two area residents about what's going on in the northern Ohio city. And archaeologists know hunter-gatherers traversed highland areas thousands of years ago, but presumed they had to spend most of their time in lowland areas. Now that idea is being challenged by a team of researchers in Wyoming.


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July 25, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:09:02 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 25, 2017 full broadcast, we unpack latest health care news on Capitol Hill with Julie Rovner, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News. Also, Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo joins us to discuss the organization's efforts to encourage girls to discover and pursue careers in science and technology. And actor Ethan Hawke discusses his role in the new film "Maudie" and Nova Scotia, a place where he has found solace over the years.


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July 24, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:09:24 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 24, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Ron Elving joins us to discuss all things politics, from Jared Kushner's appearance on Capitol Hill to the White House communications shake-up to health care. Also, Nicola Benyahia tells us about how her son Rasheed was radicalized, eventually running away to join ISIS, and her work helping families fight indoctrination and radicalization of their children. And how is Attorney General Jeff Sessions shaping the Justice Department so far? We take a closer look at Sessions' priorities with Washington Post reporter Sari Horwitz.


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July 24, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:08:57 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 24, 2017 full broadcast, Jared Kushner is on Capitol Hill Monday and Tuesday, answering questions from lawmakers about his contacts with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. We discuss the latest in politics with Mark Murray of NBC News. Also, Sasha Velour — the stage name of Sasha Steinberg — won season nine of "RuPaul's Drag Race," the VH1 reality TV show. Velour joins us to talk about her intellectual approach to drag. And after years of rising at rapid rates, tuition increases are slowing at U.S. colleges. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson tells us more about what's behind the trend.


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July 21, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:22:01 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 21, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us with details and context as White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns his post. Also, fans galore have descended on San Diego for this year's Comic-Con, to check out what's hot in film, television and more. We hear more about what's taking center stage at the convention. And we talk with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin who's currently pushing a bill that would require water infrastructure projects in the U.S. to use American-made steel and iron.


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July 21, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:37:53 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 21, 2017 full broadcast, The Washington Post's Abby Phillip and Axios' Jim VandeHei join Here & Now's Robin Young and Lisa Mullins to discuss the latest political headlines. Also, historians Ed Ayers and Nathan Connolly say the history of colleges and universities is intrinsically tied to conflict and difference of opinion. And in Connecticut, a nonprofit called the Immigrant Bail Fund has started posting partial or whole bond amounts for detained people. We hear the story of one couple the fund bailed out.


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July 20, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:08:53 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 20, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Ron Elving joins us to discuss how Sen. John McCain's cancer diagnosis is reverberating in Washington. Also, whether it's strawberries, raspberries or blackberries, summer is berry season. Resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for raspberry and ginger muffins, berry jam and more. And the Trump administration is no longer arming rebels fighting the Assad regime in Syria, ending a program started by former President Obama. Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center tells us more about the move's implications.


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July 20, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:23:54 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 20, 2017 full broadcast, Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain cancer called glioblastoma. We talk with Dr. Barbara O'Brien, a professor of neuro-oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, about what glioblastoma is and how it's treated. Also, we discuss the uses and pitfalls of traffic apps like Waze with Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center. And journalist Eilene Zimmerman joins us to talk about her reporting on drug use in the legal profession, and her ex-husband, a well-known patent lawyer who died as a result of complications from drug addiction.


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July 19, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:28:05 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 19, 2017 full broadcast, political analysts Jamal Simmons and Paris Dennard join us to discuss the political fallout from failed attempts at overhauling health care. Also, we speak with author Andrew Sean Greer about his new novel "Less," which follows hapless hero Arthur Less as he travels the world in a quest to avoid his his ex-lover's wedding. And Nick Burns, professor of diplomacy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, weighs in on the diplomatic questions surrounding President Trump's previously undisclosed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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July 19, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:41:05 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 19, 2017 full broadcast, after another failed effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump said he now plans to "let Obamacare fail." NPR's Scott Horsley joins us to discuss Trump's statement, and previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit. Also, journalist and scientist Zeeya Merali's latest book tackles the possibility that scientists are coming closer to creating a baby universe in the laboratory. And as climate change looms, we hear more about proposed fixes to the National Flood Insurance Program, which is nearly $25 billion in debt.


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July 18, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:31:59 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 18, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest health care news with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News. Also, Here & Now's Alex Ashlock reports on a famous Civil War sword that was stashed away for decades in an attic until recently, when it was discovered and identified. And Joe Berkowitz used to cringe when friends dropped a particularly painful pun — until he witnessed his first Punderdome competition. Berkowitz joins us to discuss his new book "Away With Words," and the world of competitive wordplay.


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July 18, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:21:20 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 18, 2017 full broadcast, Sen. Tim Kaine joins us to discuss what comes next for the Affordable Care Act in the wake of the Senate health care defeat. Also, there's a new condition associated with chronic marijuana use that cases nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Dr. Kennon Heard of the University of Colorado School of Medicine tells us more. And as our summer lakes series continues, we hear from two members of a family that returns to the same treasured lake summer after summer.


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July 17, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:28:37 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 17, 2017 full broadcast, a new poll from The Washington Post and ABC News shows President Trump's overall approval rating fell to just 36 percent, down from 42 percent in April. We discuss the latest in politics with NPR's Ron Elving. Also, as brick-and-mortar companies file for bankruptcy and shutter storefronts, online companies continue to gobble up the clothing and accessory market. One retail analyst joins us to take a closer look at online shopping trends. And soon, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is likely to attract even more national attention. We hear why from Northwest News Network's Austin Jenkins.


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July 17, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:18:37 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 17, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on a flash flood at an Arizona swimming hole that has taken the lives of at least nine people, many from one extended family. Also, President Trump says he finds it "bothersome" that Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling, is "very good friends" with fired FBI Director James Comey. We take a closer look at the history between Mueller and Comey with journalist Garrett Graff. And in the second half of this century, the number of Muslims is projected to surpass the number of Christians around the world.


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July 14, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:10:33 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 14, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro sorts through the latest politics headlines, including news that an ex-Soviet counterintelligence officer confirmed he was present at a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-linked lawyer. Also, an FDA panel has recommended approval of a novel cancer treatment that uses a disabled form of HIV to reprogram the body's own white blood cells. We speak with the doctor who led the global trial of the treatment, and the first child ever given the treatment. And, we speak with a resident from Camp Verde, Arizona, who's behind the town's annual "Cornfest."


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July 14, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:15:25 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 14, 2017 full broadcast, we review a busy week in politics news with ABC's Rick Klein and NBC and Telemundo news anchor José Díaz-Balart in our roundtable. Also we talk with Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois, about the fate of the some 800,000 immigrants protected by DACA and other immigrants with special status. And, we hear from one tennis fan who has built a replica of Wimbledon's famed grass Centre Court on his family's farm in Iowa, thousands of miles from London.


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July 13, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:08:32 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 13, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage from France as President Trump and French President Macron hold a joint press conference in Paris. Also we dig deeper into the latest version of the Senate Republicans' health care bill, and whether the revised bill will appease enough Senators to pass. And, we continue our summer series on lakes around the U.S. by showcasing a list of favorites we received from listeners.


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July 13, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:38:39 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 13, 2017 full broadcast, we turn to France where President Trump is in Paris for meetings with the new French President Emmanuel Macron. Also we look at the latest version of the Senate health care bill that was released Thursday and how it differs from previous iterations. And, we speak with Jessamyn Stanley, who's encouraging self-love and everyone to get on the yoga mat with her new book, "Every Body Yoga."


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July 12, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:06:38 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 12, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Ron Elving helps us sort through everything that's been going on in Washington, from FBI director confirmation hearings to the delay of the Senate's August recess. Also we look at "sports diplomacy" and how the 2018 Olympics present an opportunity for North and South Korea to work together. And, we examine the role of the media throughout the developments in the story of Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during his father's campaign for president.


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July 12, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:16:18 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 12, 2017 full broadcast, we convene our political roundtable to discuss where we are now on the politics of the Russia investigation, following Donald Trump Jr.'s Fox News interview Tuesday night. Also we turn to stories from Mosul, including the civilian toll from the Iraqi offensive to retake control of the city from ISIS and a personal memory from journalist Michael Goldfarb about what the victory over ISIS actually means. And, we hear the latest on a trillion-ton ice sheet that has broken off Antarctica and how it might affect ecosystems.


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July 11, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:07:56 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 11, 2017 full broadcast, Donald Trump Jr. has tweeted an email chain, showing that he was told that information he was about to receive about Hillary Clinton was part of a Russian government effort to help his father in the election. We look at any possible legal implications following this development. Also we review all of the major players involved with the meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. And, we hear from Godsmack frontman Sully Erna, whose new song "Different Kind of Tears" is part of an awareness campaign to fight opioid addiction.


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July 11, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:20:43 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 11, 2017 full broadcast, Donald Trump Jr. has released an email chain that shows him discussing plans to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton. We look at the latest from the story of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Also we turn to the the next frontier in secure banking: your smartphone. We hear how banks are experimenting with new security features. And, what says "summer" more than basil? Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares six basil recipes to help you bring out the best of summer.


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July 10, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:10:45 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 10, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest news from Mosul, where Iraq's prime minister visited his troops yesterday to congratulate them for retaking the city from ISIS. Also we hear from travel writer and photographer Joe Yogerst about the best lakes to visit, swim in and hike around across the U.S. this summer. And, we discuss news from Turkey of nearly three dozen detentions ahead of the anniversary of the failed coup last July.


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July 10, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:02 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 10, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the fallout from news that Donald Trump Jr. took a meeting last June with a Kremlin-connected lawyer with the Washington Post's Rosalind Helderman. Also, do you often come out of a movie humming the music? We discuss "Score: A Film Music Documentary," which looks at dozens of composers and how their work has shaped some of Hollywood's most beloved films. And, we go inside EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's plans to realize President Trump's environmental agenda.


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July 7, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:55:54 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 7, 2017 full broadcast, we continue G-20 coverage, with a focus on President Trump's first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top social media storylines from the summit. Also we get the latest news from Raqqa, Syria, and what comes next in the battle for the de facto ISIS capital. And, President Trump says his tweets are "modern day presidential." But critics on both sides of the aisle may disagree. We'll take a look back at past presidents and the norms of decorum.


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July 7, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:39:46 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 7, 2017 full broadcast, we recap the latest in politics news with our weekly roundtable, including the latest from the G-20 summit and President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Also we look at the draft order Energy Secretary Rick Perry is preparing that would require utilities to buy some electricity supply from coal-fired or nuclear power plants. And, we'll hear from one self-taught musician who found his lyrical voice after rediscovering home.


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July 6, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:32:40 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 6, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage from President Trump's trip to Europe, including looks at his welcome and speech in Poland, and his relationship with China ahead of the G-20 summit. Also, 20 years after its release, we revisit Radiohead's masterpiece "OK Computer," which some have called the greatest album of all time. And, the criticism and controversy CNN is facing after tracking down the Reddit user behind the President Trump-CNN logo wrestling video.


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July 6, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:29:09 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 6, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest news from Warsaw, Poland, President Trump's first stop on his trip to Europe. Also, ahead of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, we analyze where Trump stands among Germans and how his relationship with the country has developed. And, looking to hit the theaters this summer? Claudia Puig, president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association,shares her picks for fresh summer films.


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July 5, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:22:41 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 5, 2017 full broadcast, we look at reports that claim Canada will apologize and pay $10 million to Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee to have been held at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Also we speak with two authors about their latest books, whose topics range from a look inside the world of circus sideshows to a cross-country exploration of ice cream. And, what will it take to deescalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula? Former Ambassador to South Korea Kathleen Stephens discusses.


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July 5, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:15:48 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 5, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh for the latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea's missile test. Also, a cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed more than 1,300 people since it began in April. We discuss how the country's ongoing civil war fueled the outbreak. And, National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry gets up close and personal with great whites, tiger sharks and more to help demonstrate how integral the animals are to the ecosystem.


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July 4, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:34:41 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 4, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with BBC correspondent Steve Evans about the latest on what North Korea is calling a successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch. Also we visit Philadelphia for a look at the city's new Museum of the American Revolution. And fasting has become a more popular way for some people to quickly lose weight and improve their health, but is it best approach to meet those goals?


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July 4, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:26:38 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 4, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss a $5 billion energy deal in Iran, where Western companies, particularly those in oil and gas, are ready to do business again. Also, on Independence Day, towns and cities across the U.S. pride themselves on their patriotic spirit. But none, perhaps, as much as Seward, Nebraska. We speak with "Mr. Fourth of July" himself. And, we revisit a conversation with historian Marc Leepson about the life and songwriting of Francis Scott Key.


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July 3, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:19:37 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 3, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with NPR's Jessica Taylor to go over the latest in President Trump's combative tweets against the news media. Also we visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the history of July 4, 1776 still resonates as millions prepare to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. And, NPR's Petra Mayer shares her picks for fun books of the summer, ranging from mystery to historical fiction.


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July 3, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:16:32 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 3, 2017 full broadcast, ISIS may be losing territory in Iraq and Syria, but it's gaining ground elsewhere in the world. We speak with CNN's Ivan Watson, who is covering the fight in the Philippines. Also, what does a flag say about the country that flies it? Journalist Tim Marshall set out to answer that question in his book, "A Flag Worth Dying For." And, summer is typically a time when teenagers across the country take on summer jobs. But The Atlantic's Derek Thompson writes that summer jobs are waning.


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June 30, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:10:00 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's June 30, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson — whose state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act — about his reaction to the Senate health care plan. Also, we meet Mikah Meyer, who's on a quest to be the youngest person to visit every one of the National Park Service's 417 sites in one continuous trip. And recreational marijuana goes on sale for the first time Saturday in Nevada, after voters passed a ballot measure in November to make the practice legal in the state.


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June 30, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:27:36 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's June 30, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Ron Elving and CNN's Juana Summers join us to discuss the week in politics. Also, the Blackberry Festival kicks off Friday in McLoud, Oklahoma, a town that President Harry Truman once called the "blackberry capital of the world." But in recent decades, the blackberry boom has subsided. And New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Thursday for the New York City subway system, which is in serious need of repairs. We hear more about what the move means for frustrated riders.


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June 29, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:23:46 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's June 29, 2017 full broadcast, President Trump's revised travel ban is set to take effect Thursday night. We check in with NPR's Joel Rose about the expected effects of the new travel rules. Also, the Supreme Court's first term with Justice Neil Gorsuch came to a close this week. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us for a look at Gorsuch's opinions and the future of the Supreme Court. And shares of Blue Apron began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, as the meal delivery kit company faces a number of challenges.


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June 29, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:20:31 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's June 29, 2017 full broadcast, lawmakers in Illinois are scrambling to hammer out a budget deal before the fiscal year ends Friday. Niala Boodhoo of the public radio program "The 21st" joins us with the latest on the crisis. Also, President Trump sent out two tweets Thursday morning, insulting the co-hosts of the MSNBC show "Morning Joe." We hear more about how the tweets reflect on the White House from NPR's David Folkenflik. And as part of the ongoing effort to defeat ISIS, the U.S. last month began arming Kurdish forces which operate as part of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Two scholars join us to take a closer look at the move, and what it might mean for the region's future.


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June 28, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:08:49 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's June 28, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest from the world of health care policy, including the White House opioid commission's failure to meet its first deadline Tuesday and why two political analysts think GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are "on life support." Also, we hear from one security specialist on the growing wave of cyberattacks, including a recent ransomware attack nicknamed "Petya" that has ravaged computers worldwide. And resident chef Kathy Gunst serves up new recipes for grilling veggies during the Fourth of July holiday and throughout the summer.


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June 28, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:16:27 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's June 28, 2017 full broadcast, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows that while President Trump's approval rating has slipped, so too has confidence in Congress. Also, how do you make reading something kids want to do, instead of it feeling like summer homework? Author Kwame Alexander shares his philosophy. And part environmental guide, part social planner, the app Adventure Junky offers sustainability-minded adventurers the tools to find off-the-beaten-path travel experiences, or to revel in those experienced by others. We talk with one of the app's co-founders.


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June 27, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:08:04 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's June 27, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage of the Senate health care bill, speaking with Vox health policy reporter Sarah Kliff about what happens next following the Congressional Budget Office's report that the bill will leave 22 million more uninsured. Also, we take a look back through the history of the Erie Canal — which turns 200 this July — and how it shaped the history of the Empire State. And we revisit our conversation on "Leaving Lucy Pear," a novel of secrets, class and motherhood by Anna Solomon.


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June 27, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:00:59 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's June 27, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Scott Horsley joins us to discuss where the Senate health care bill stands in the wake of Monday's report from the Congressional Budget Office. Also, our conversation with tennis legend John McEnroe, whose new memoir "But Seriously" offers a more nuanced look at his life on and off the court. And musician Steve Earle shares music from his new album "So You Wannabe An Outlaw," which pays homage to Waylon Jennings and other artists who changed country music in the 1970s.


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June 26, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:08:40 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's June 26, 2017 full broadcast, we begin with a look at the Senate health care bill and whether it will have enough votes to pass this week. Also, we hear from Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, about what a rollback of the Medicaid program would mean at the state level for millions of Americans. And we meet Eqbal Dauqan, a woman who has made a career as a biochemistry professor in Yemen, which is ranked by the World Economic Forum as the worst country for women's rights.


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June 26, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:45:20 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's June 26, 2017 full broadcast, we'll discuss the Supreme Court letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect. Also, groups of female Kurdish fighters, known as Women's Protection Units, have been fighting on the front lines against ISIS for years. One scholar tells us more about the women and their motivations. And vertical farming is like growing vegetables in a greenhouse on steroids. We visit one of the centers of vertical farming in the U.S.: Tennessee, where the technique is providing locally grown vegetables year-round.


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June 23, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:20:46 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's June 23, 2017 full broadcast, it's been a week since Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop. We talk with John Thompson, a community activist who was a co-worker and friend of Castile. Also, The Washington Post has published an in-depth look into the internal struggle within the Obama administration over how to respond to Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. We hear more from one of the reporters who worked on the story. And toxic posts, arguments and insults around politics are convincing many that they should avoid gatherings with their former classmates.


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June 23, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:27:56 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's June 23, 2017 full broadcast, Univision's Enrique Acevedo and Chad Pergram of Fox News join us to discuss the Senate health care bill released Thursday. Also, the ride-sharing company Uber says in-app tipping should be available to all drivers in the U.S. by the end of July. But how much should passengers tip? And the Interior Department will soon remove the Yellowstone grizzly bear from its endangered species list. We listen back to tips on how to stay safe in grizzly country from Yellowstone National Park bear biologist Kerry Gunther.


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June 22, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:29:08 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's June 22, 2017 full broadcast, Republican leaders in the Senate on Thursday unveiled their health care bill after weeks of secrecy. NPR's Geoff Bennett tells us more about the bill, and reaction to it. Also, there's been record-breaking heat across much of the U.S. this week, and in the Southwest all that heat means people are blasting their air conditioners day and night. We hear what the impact has been for one energy provider. And some cancer specialists are trying a gentler, steadier kind of treatment that aims not to cure cancer, but to keep it at bay.


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June 22, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:15:07 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's June 22, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss Senate Republicans unveiling their long-awaited health care bill with NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, education officials in Colorado have started a summer-long statewide listening tour to find a solution to a growing teacher shortage crisis. And Sen. Tammy Duckworth discusses leadership and strategy among Democrats in Congress, increasing troop levels in Afghanistan and why she joined nearly 200 other lawmakers in a lawsuit against President Trump.


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