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Here & Now



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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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March 23, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:17:54 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 23, 2017 full broadcast, we review key moments from Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings this week. Also, we hear more about the attack Wednesday in London from BBC correspondent Rob Waston, and get an update on the upcoming House vote on the Republican health care overhaul bill. And Minnesota Public Radio's Ryan Lohr joins us for an opera edition of our DJ Sessions.


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March 22, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:20:45 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 22, 2017 full broadcast, we follow the latest news from London after reports of a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament that London police say they are treating "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." Also we share four things you should know about revisions to the proposed American Health Care Act, which is headed to the House for a vote Thursday. And we speak with actor Woody Harrelson, who makes his return to comedy in the film "Wilson."


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March 22, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:08:44 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 22, 2017 full broadcast, we preview Thursday's "crucial" vote on the GOP health care overhaul with NPR's Alison Kodjak, amid some Republicans saying the current party plan does not go far enough to undo the Affordable Care Act. Also, college counselor Lisa Micele joins us with tips on what 10th-graders — and their parents — should be thinking about when it comes to planning for college. And one doctor tells us about the shift in many communities toward treating violence as a disease, and employing tried-and-true public health methods as treatment.


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March 21, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:04:00 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 21, 2017 full broadcast, we take a deeper look at Trump campaign ties to Russia amid yesterday's announcement of an FBI investigation from Director James Comey. Also we speak with the attorney representing journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who had a seizure after he opened an animated GIF sent to him on Twitter by an anonymous account. And our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares her guide to cooking with rice, an ingredient she says is useful because it both enhances and is enhanced by other flavors.


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March 21, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:25:51 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 21, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss what we're learning about Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Senate confirmation hearings continue into day two. Also, MSNBC host and reporter Chris Hayes joins us to talk about race and criminal justice in the United States, the focal point of his new book, "A Colony in a Nation." And we explore why public transportation ridership numbers are down in most major American cities, and whether ride-sharing apps like Uber are to blame.


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March 20, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:27:31 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 17, 2017 full broadcast, we listen in to FBI Director James Comey's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Monday regarding Russian election hacking, Trump administration ties to Russia and President Trump's unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama wiretapped him. Also we speak with Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo about her role in the Syfy channel show "The Expanse," and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on the future of the city. And we remember Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jimmy Breslin, who died Sunday at the age of 88.


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March 20, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:16:15 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 20, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday on Russia, President Trump's unsubstantiated wiretapping claim and more. Also, can social media help college applicants stand out to schools? We talk with the founder of a company that works with students to curate their social media content to be appealing to prospective colleges. And we hear how New England ski resorts are adapting to a warming climate, and how the industry is transforming.


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March 17, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:07:59 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 17, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to discuss why the week in politics was dominated by growing Republican dissent on the party's health care proposal, and growing pushback against President Trump's claims that President Obama wiretapped him during the election. Also, we hear a report on how cutting federal arts funding might impact arts organizations in Massachusetts. And we preview Dave Chappelle's long-awaited return to stand-up comedy.


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March 17, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:14:52 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 17, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asia tour, and his comments about the U.S. approach to North Korea. Also, psychologist and author Susan David joins us to talk about her new book "Emotional Agility," and explain how adaptability provides the tools to face difficult emotions, evaluate them and move forward. And we round out our weeklong health care series by hearing answers on how members of Congress get health insurance, and how they pay for it.


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March 16, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:21:00 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 16, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Tamara Keith joins us to break down some of the key aspects of the Trump administration's budget blueprint. Also, we meet the man behind the iconic "Seinfeld" theme. And we take a look at the new film "The Belko Experiment," and hear why it's a change of pace for screenwriter and producer James Gunn.


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March 16, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:30:00 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 16, 2017 full broadcast, a law professor joins us to talk through the legal challenges to President Trump's new revised travel ban, and his vow to battle "judicial overreach." Also, we take a tour through the history of the so-called "deep state," a phrase that two historians say is as old as America itself. And Richard Rubin, U.S. tax policy reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to talk about the "Cadillac tax" as we continue our weeklong health care series.


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March 15, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:09:00 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 15, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest on lawmakers ramping up pressure on congressional investigations into Russian election hacking, and Trump team ties to Russia. Also, author James Crawford joins us to talk about his new book "Fallen Glory," and lessons we can learn from the rise and fall of history's great buildings. And writer Kathryn Schulz tells us about her New Yorker essay titled "Losing Streak," and what she learned about how to process loss.


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March 15, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:11:00 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 15, 2017 full broadcast, with the Affordable Care Act under fire, we look at the future of mandated "essential health benefits" in our third installment of the "Health Care, Explained" series. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official trip to Asia comes at a volatile time in the region. We speak with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh for more on what to expect. And, how the Trump administration cost the business travel industry $185 million in the one week following the original travel ban in January.


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March 14, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:11:00 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 14, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest on politics both domestic and abroad, with updates on the Republican health care proposal and, from the U.K., British Parliament's passage of the Brexit bill. Also we speak with author Erica Armstrong Dunbar about her book on how one of George Washington's slaves escaped to freedom. And we look at food "share tables," a new concept hitting schools that allows students to donate unwanted food to their hungry classmates.


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March 14, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:20:00 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 14, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our weeklong health care series with a closer look at Medicare and Medicaid, and what changes may be on the horizon for the programs. Also, we hear an update on a new tourism campaign that's aiming to rehabilitate one U.S.-Mexico border city's image. And NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman tells us more about why this year's March Madness is particularly special for the University of New Orleans.


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March 13, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:14:52 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's March 13, 2017 full broadcast, we follow the latest news on the Trump administration's budget proposal, which is expected to come this week. Also, we speak with one professor of national security affairs about his concerns that there is a growing divide between experts and the rest of the American citizenry, and what he calls "the death of expertise." And we hear from Father Columba Stewart, a Benedictine monk who has spent more than a decade traveling to some of the world's most dangerous regions to find and preserve manuscripts.


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March 13, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:16:51 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's March 13, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with a crime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about new security camera video of Michael Brown released by an activist filmmaker over the weekend. Also, Kaiser Health News correspondent Julie Rover tells us more about health savings accounts, in part one of a weeklong look at the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. And history professor and author Harlow Robinson joins us to take a look at Hollywood's fascination with Russia.


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March 10, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:20:41 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's March 10, 2017 full broadcast, we hear from a Republican Congressman from Virginia who says the issue of health care is "too important to rush." Also, classical music writer Fran Hoepfner joins us to recall her days as a young percussionist learning to play Stravinsky's "Petrouchka." And we take a closer look at presidential credibility, and why it matters, with historian Julian Zelizer.


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March 10, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:16:13 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's March 10, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with the art director and curator of the Japanese American National Museum about its new exhibit "Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066." Also, we hear a report on what it's like to lose a pet, and the online community that many people turn to for help. And NPR's TV critic joins us to discuss Season 5 of the FX series "The Americans," and how it reflects America's current relationship with Russia.


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March 9, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:16:27 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's March 9, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with two Alabama Republican lawmakers — one who supports the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, and one who opposes it. Also, we discuss deportations of immigrants in the U.S. illegally under President Trump with an immigration lawyer, and a reporter who covers immigration. And with the deadline to file tax returns rapidly approaching, we take a closer look at the best way to complete the complicated string of forms without missing any refunds or payments.


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March 9, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:25:09 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's March 9, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Miami real estate developer Jorge Pérez. He's been a business partner and friend of President Trump's for decades, but the two don't see eye to eye on politics. Also, we hear how one American psychologist and drug researcher helped Iceland fix its teen substance abuse problem. And we talk with the director of a new documentary that explores threats to California's water supply beyond drought.


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March 8, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:17:25 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's March 8, 2017 full broadcast, we hear why Medicaid changes have become a key issue in the debate over replacing the Affordable Care Act. Also, author Gish Jen joins us to talk about her new book, "The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap." And one Arkansas public school teacher weighs in on a bill in the state legislature that would ban books written by historian Howard Zinn from being taught in schools.


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March 8, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:15:26 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's March 8, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest news on an ISIS Attack in a Kabul hospital that killed at least 30. Also, we talk with author Bruce Cannon Gibney, who argues baby boomers have hurt America in his book "A Generation of Sociopaths." And we check in with CNN correspondent Arwa Damon, who returned to Mosul to reunite with soldiers and the Iraqi families who sheltered her during an ambush in the city in November.


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March 7, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:32:38 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's March 7, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at how the proposed American Health Care Act, if passed by Congress, would differ from the Affordable Care Act. Also, amid new reports that show there were a record number of exonerations in 2016, we speak with one law professor who co-wrote one of the studies and one man who spent 17 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. And, in continued coverage of the revised travel ban, we hear reaction from those in the Middle East and also look at how the executive order affects ICE agents.


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March 7, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:26:26 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's March 7, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Susan Davis tells us more about the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, and where members of Congress stand on the bill as it's written now. Also, our resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us with three easy pasta recipes you can try for your next weeknight meal. And we talk with the brothers behind the "Brother, Brother, Brother" podcast.


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March 6, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:27:18 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's March 6, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our look at the Trump administration's revised order on travel. Also, we hear the latest on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's abrupt purge of data about possible animal welfare violations from its website, and the ensuing lawsuit on behalf of animal rights groups. And we look at a series of reports this week from Business Insider that makes the argument that American suburbs as we know them are dying.


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March 6, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:07:57 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's March 6, 2017 full broadcast, we take a closer look at the revised travel ban that President Trump signed Monday. Also, what are the benefits of undergoing meniscus surgery? We talk with one doctor about why some physicians and studies have questioned whether the procedure actually helps. And we examine what's behind the trend of mild winter weather in much of the country so far in 2017.


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March 3, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:09:56 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's March 3, 2017 full broadcast, Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa and NPR's Domenico Montanaro join us to discuss the week in politics, including news on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and President Trump's first address before Congress. Also, we talk with Erik Weihenmayer — who in 2001 became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest — about his new book "No Barriers." And we hear a report on the economics of Alaska's mushing industry.


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March 3, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:28:51 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's March 3, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with one of the Washington Post reporters who broke the story about Attorney General Jeff Sessions's talks with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Also, British musician Fink joins us to talk about his foray into the blues, and his latest album. And we talk with General Motors's executive director of global fuel cell business about what the future of the technology looks like.


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March 2, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:22:51 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's March 2, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Ron Elving joins us to take a closer look at lawmakers' calls for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from investigations into Russian election meddling. Also, we hear from two historians who say the Trump administration isn't the first to try to deconstruct the so-called "administrative state." And NPR's TV critic tells us more about the new ABC miniseries "When We Rise," based partly on gay rights activist Cleve Jones's memoir of the same name.


Media Files:
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March 2, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:15:18 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's March 2, 2017 full broadcast, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine explains why he thinks Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from investigations into Russian election interference. Also, we talk with director Ferne Pearlstein and comedian Gilbert Gottfried about the new documentary "The Last Word," which explores finding humor in the Holocaust and where comedy draws the line on controversial subjects. And North Dakota lawmakers are looking to bring an overwhelmingly disliked institution back to the state — parking meters.


Media Files:
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March 1, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:09:27 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's March 1, 2017 full broadcast, we hear one Republican lawmaker's take on President Trump's speech before Congress. Also, we talk with Mack Beggs, who over the weekend became the first transgender person to win a Class 6A girls' state championship in Texas high school wrestling. And singers Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux join us to talk music before they head out on the road to tour together.


Media Files:
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March 1, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:10:45 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's March 1, 2017 full broadcast, we share reactions to President Trump's first address before Congress, including one House Democrat who says the speech failed to sway him. Also, we hear from one filmmaker who is using Walt Whitman's poetry as part of a project to explore American identity. And we take a closer look at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's evolving relationship with the media.


Media Files:
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February 28, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:35:44 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 28, 2017 full broadcast, we hear how the murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas is affecting those in his hometown in India. Also, we look at the national real estate market as U.S. home sales hit a 10-year high in January despite rising prices and mortgage rates. And, in a Mardi Gras edition of our DJ Sessions, we listen to some of the music that revelers in New Orleans will be enjoying.


Media Files:
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February 28, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:33:10 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 28, 2017 full broadcast, we hear how Chicago — and its tourism industry — is reacting to a recent run of negative headlines, and tweets from President Trump. Also, we ask military analyst Andrew Bacevich to assess President Trump's call for a $54 billion increase in defense spending. And we hear why more international students are uneasy about studying in the U.S.


Media Files:
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February 27, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:10:34 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 27, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson about Sunday night's Best Picture blunder at the Oscars, and how it happened. Also, we hear from one of the architects of Dodd-Frank, who says the Trump administration's plans to take the regulations apart could lead to another financial disaster. And we take a closer look at how private prisons are making a comeback.


Media Files:
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February 27, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:14:46 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 27, 2017 full broadcast, we look at what to expect from President Trump's forthcoming budget proposal and the Pentagon's new plan for dealing with ISIS. Also, we hear the little-known story of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's top-secret guerrilla warfare organization in World War II. And we hear from Dana Gioia, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, about why the government should keep supporting the national arts fund.


Media Files:
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February 24, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:05:46 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 24, 2017 full broadcast, we hear how aid workers in South Sudan — the newest country in the world — are working to prevent a humanitarian disaster. Also, we speak with choreographer William Forsythe about his ballet "Artifact," which he has reshaped into a new production called "Artifact 2017." And we hear why Dubai's self-flying taxis have some hurdles to clear before taking off.


Media Files:
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February 24, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:26:42 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 24, 2017 full broadcast, Univision's Maria Elena Salinas and former Denver Post editor Greg Moore join us to discuss the week's politics storylines — from angry town hall crowds to President Trump's remarks at CPAC on Friday. Also, we speak with one author about a group of Harvard women who studied the stars at the turn of the 20th century. And we check in with Rhett Miller, one of the co-founders of alt-country band Old 97's, about the group's recently released album "Graveyard Whistling."


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February 23, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:13:53 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 23, 2017 full broadcast, our resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us with recipes for Oscar-night finger food. Also, we take a closer look at why some cities are turning to car-free zones. And we talk with Dr. Doug Hudgins, program scientist for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program, about the recent discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1.


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February 23, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:08:48 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 23, 2017 full broadcast, the society editor for the Palm Beach Daily News joins us for a look inside Mar-a-Lago, and how President Trump fits into the ritzy Palm Beach, Florida, social scene. Also, what makes an effective protest movement? We hear more from a historian and author of the book "Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism." And we take a closer look at the state of Maine's proposal to ban using food stamps to buy soda and candy.


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February 22, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:14:49 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with author Mark Sundeen about his book "The Unsettlers," which follows three families of modern homesteaders who've taken radical steps to live differently. Also, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to discuss how angry constituents are applying pressure at some lawmakers' town hall meetings. And we look at how researchers who studied beaches from California to Washington found that shorelines retreated 76 percent more than usual last winter.


Media Files:
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February 22, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:16:06 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Oscars co-producer Michael De Luca about what it's been like preparing to put on the 89th Academy Awards. Also, the director and founder of Stanford University's National Performance of Dams Program joins us to discuss the Oroville Dam failure in California, and the lessons it might teach. And we talk with one of the producers behind "Planet Earth II."


Media Files:
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February 21, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:57:32 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 21, 2017 full broadcast, a film music historian joins us to take a listen to some of the nominees for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. Also, a member of the Two Kettle Lakota tribe weighs in on an order issued last week for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave their camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. And we explore new analysis from the Census Bureau that found only one-third of Americans are putting money into a workplace retirement account.


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February 21, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:19:54 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 21, 2017 full broadcast, retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis joins us to explain why he thinks President Trump made a wise choice in new national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Also, longtime China watcher John Pomfret tells us more about the U.S. relationship with China under Trump. And we talk with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye about the impending closure of the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona, and the economic impact he says it will have.


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February 20, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:01:47 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest on Mike Pence's first foreign trip as vice president — a series of meetings with officials from the European Union, the European Council and NATO in Brussels. Also, we speak with one law professor about the legal rules surrounding hate speech in light of controversial remarks from Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. And with Florida's death penalty in limbo, we visit the last inmate to live in Cell 1 — the cell Florida inmates stay in before they're executed.


Media Files:
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