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Here & Now



NPR and WBUR's live midday news program



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January 16, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:09:10 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 16, 2017 full broadcast, we listen back to some of the famous sermons and speeches Martin Luther King Jr. delivered during his push for civil rights. Also, we revisit a conversation on the documentary "Life, Animated," which is on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentary Feature.


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January 16, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:20:18 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 16, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with scholar of African-American history Peniel Joseph about the legacies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. Also, we take a closer look at charter schools in New Orleans, and discuss what lessons they might offer for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education.


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January 13, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:08:30 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we recap and discuss a busy week in presidential politics with Univision's Maria Elena Salinas and Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa. Also, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans joins us to preview the new HBO series "The Young Pope," and whether or not it will find popularity with an American audience.


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January 13, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:28:53 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with virtuoso organist Cameron Carpenter about his mission to change the whole organ world. Also, after a busy week of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a look back at some of the key moments.


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January 12, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:19:14 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 12, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Leon Panetta, the former defense secretary and CIA director, about President-elect Donald Trump, the intelligence community and the future of American foreign policy. Also, KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad joins us for the latest installment of the Here & Now DJ Sessions.


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January 12, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:10:58 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 12, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with John S. Knight fellow Veronica Chambers and contributor Sarah Lewis, a professor at Harvard University, about First Lady Michelle Obama and her impact. Also, how are hospitals reacting to a potential repeal of Obamacare? We talk with the president and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association about what's at stake.


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January 11, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:23:54 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss President-elect Donald Trump's news conference and President Barack Obama's farewell speech with NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, we hear how Finland is beginning an experiment with universal basic income.


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January 11, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:20:58 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with ABC News political director Rick Klein about President-elect Donald Trump's news conference. Also, Japanese composer, pianist and drummer Yoshiki joins us to talk about his life in music, and upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall.


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January 10, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:55:15 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 10, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with the editors of the new book "We Are The Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama." Also, Dropkick Murphys vocalist, bassist and songwriter Ken Casey joins us to discuss the band's new album, and how it takes on the opioid epidemic.


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January 10, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:13:26 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 10, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with a New York Times Magazine staff writer about Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' career, and where he stands on the issues. Sessions is President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general pick. Also, how have past presidents approached their farewell address? We take a look back, from Harry Truman to George W. Bush.


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January 9, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:20:36 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look ahead at what could be Washington's most important week before Trump takes office, with Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet picks beginning and a news conference with the president-elect scheduled for Wednesday. Also, we revisit a conversation with Anita Colon, whose brother, Robert Holbrook, was sentenced to life more than two decades ago for a crime he committed on his 16th birthday.


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January 9, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:12:30 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Dr. Sylvia Tara, author of "The Secret Life of Fat," about the book, and how genetics, microbes and even viruses can affect how much we weigh. Also, educator Sharif El-Mekki joins us to discuss his efforts to encourage more black men to pursue careers in education.


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January 6, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:12:16 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we revisit our August 2016 conversation with singer-songwriter Lori McKenna, who is up for four Grammys next month. Also, we hear a report from Texas, where there have been a growing number of weddings taking place at one renaissance festival.


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January 6, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:19:22 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss President-elect Donald Trump's briefing with U.S. intelligence leaders about their conclusion that Russian hackers interfered with the presidential election. Also, we talk with author Ben Westhoff about his book "Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap."


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January 5, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:09:44 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 5, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with the historians behind the radio show and podcast BackStory about why President-elect Donald Trump wouldn't be the first U.S. president to have an unlikely friendship with a controversial world power. Also, what would repealing Obamacare mean for health care's future? We discuss with Julie Rovner, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News.


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January 5, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:21:09 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 5, 2017 full broadcast, we revisit our 2015 conversation with the co-creators of the podcast "Welcome To Night Vale." Also, we hear from Andrea Dew Steele, founder and president of Emerge America, about a surge in women interested in running for office in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.


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January 4, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:12:14 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 4, 2017 full broadcast, we sit down for a discussion with Andy Cohen, the Bravo TV executive behind the "Real Housewives" franchise, host of the late night show "Watch What Happens Live" and author of the new diary "Superficial." Also, we hear from Anita Foeman, founder of the DNA Discussion Project, which aims to use genetic testing to help bridge racial and political differences.


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January 4, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:16:04 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 4, 2017 full broadcast, we hear more about an Inauguration Day controversy involving a historically black Alabama college's marching band. Also, what challenges will Afghanistan — and the United States' role there — present for the incoming Trump administration? We take a closer look.


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January 3, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:06:21 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 3, 2017 full broadcast, we hear from Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh about the national security threat posed by North Korea, and how the incoming Trump administration might deal with it. Also, we speak with 2017 TED prize winner, Dr. Raj Panjabi, who's bringing much-needed health care to the people of Liberia, the country he grew up in.


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January 3, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:16:55 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 3, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with a sociologist about the trial of Dylann Roof, and how it's resonating among white supremacist groups. Also, Politico reporter Ken Vogel joins the program to talk about President-elect Donald Trump's use of a private security force, and what it means with Inauguration Day approaching.


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January 2, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 13:10:18 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 2, 2017 full broadcast, we look ahead to what Republican lawmakers' biggest priorities will be with Congress set to return tomorrow. Also, although Donald Trump is not president yet, his words still carry a lot of weight. Matt Slaughter, dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, discusses the power the president has to move markets.


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January 2, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 12:18:50 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 2, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with reporter Dale Maharidge, who along with photographer Matt Black took a look at America's working poor for a new article in Smithsonian Magazine. Also, we talk with Arizona Republic reporter Craig Harris about a recent investigation that found that, almost two decades later, the Navajo Nation has little to show for the more than $1 billion it accepted from a federal program to build houses.


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December 30, 2016: Hour 2

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:29:19 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 30, 2016 full broadcast, we revisit our conversation with author John Elder Robison, who in his 2016 memoir documented having his emotions "switched on" after decades of Asperger's. Also, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tells us about three shows he thinks you should steer clear of in 2017.


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December 29, 2016: Hour 2

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:20:05 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 29, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with New York Times reporter Dan Barry, author of "The Boys in the Bunkhouse," about the story of several dozen developmentally disabled men who for more than 30 years ago were consigned to work in a turkey processing plant in a small Iowa town. Also, we talk with an automotive analyst about how car makers fared in 2016, and why self-driving cars played a big role.


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December 29, 2016: Hour 1

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:21:56 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 29, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with a Harvard Business School professor whose book takes a closer look at the psychology of white-collar crime. Also, we remember actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, who died yesterday at age 84.


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December 28, 2016: Hour 2

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:07:03 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 28, 2016 full broadcast, we revisit the soundscapes of Yellowstone National Park in a conversation with audio archivist Jennifer Jerrett, whose job is preserving the national park's natural ambiance. Also, we review the year in space and take a look at what's in store for NASA in 2017. And, film critic Ty Burr joins the program to discuss films by Hollywood, about Hollywood.


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December 28, 2016: Hour 1

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:15:45 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 28, 2016 full broadcast, we hear two DJs' picks for the best music of the year, and what to keep an ear out for in 2017. Also, we talk with author Michael Lewis about his latest book, "The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds."


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December 27, 2016: Hour 2

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:11:54 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 27, 2016 full broadcast, we revisit a conversation from June with the artist Christo about how an ambitious project he planned for decades finally came to fruition in 2016. Also, we'll review 2016's most notable headlines from the world of business and finance with Jill Schlesinger.


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December 27, 2016: Hour 1

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:12:45 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 27, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with Amtrak's new CEO about how President-elect Donald Trump's infrastructure plan may reshape railroads. Also, we get some tips and recipes for holiday cookies from bestselling author Dorie Greenspan.


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December 26, 2016: Hour 2

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:35:44 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 26, 2016 full broadcast, we hear from the BBC's Paul Gambaccini, who speaks with host Robin Young about his friend, singer George Michael, who died on Sunday at the age of 53. Also, we learn some of the best ways to teach kids about the value of charity and philanthropy.


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December 26, 2016: Hour 1

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:57:36 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 26, 2016 full broadcast, we learn about the national anthem controversy in India that's led to some citizens being arrested and assaulted. Also, we hear from Jenny Smith, the mother of Grayson Smith, who is fighting back against the cyberbullies that used a picture of her son as a cruel meme.


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December 23, 2016: Hour 2

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:09:45 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 23, 2016 full broadcast, our resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us with roasting recipes and tips, just in time for the holidays. Also, we revisit one of host and producer Peter O'Dowd's stories from our trip this summer to Yellowstone National Park.


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December 23, 2016: Hour 1

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:25:07 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 23, 2016 full broadcast, we look back at 2016's top science stories with the editor-in-chief of Scientific American. Also, we revisit host Jeremy Hobson's holiday edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions — a conversation with his favorite childhood DJ from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.


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December 22, 2016: Hour 2

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:41:15 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 22, 2016 full broadcast, we hear how one family was reunited after 50 years, thanks to DNA testing. Also, Ron Cohen, host Robin Young's former choir director, pays Here & Now his annual holiday season visit.


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December 22, 2016: Hour 1

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:26:06 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 22, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with Patrick and Linda Boyle, the parents of Joshua Boyle — who along with his wife Caitlan were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 — about a recent video released by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network. Also, we speak with a historian about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's transformation from a "fairly normal, likable" person into one of the Middle East's most notorious dictators.


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December 21, 2016: Hour 2

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:44:12 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 21, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with author John McHugo to follow the last century of Syrian history, and understand why a country that held so much promise as a secular Arab state fell into civil war. Also, we speak with disabilities activist Brittany Déjean about her advocacy work, and the wedding dance she shared with her quadriplegic father.


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December 21, 2016: Hour 1

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:19:30 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 21, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with the editor of a new, never-before-seen collection of musician Johnny Cash's poetry about how Cash's writing relates to his prolific career as a singer and songwriter. Also, we talk with Michelle Shephard, national security reporter for the Toronto Star, about a recently released hostage video of an American hostage, her Canadian-born husband and their two young sons. The family was captured by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network in October 2012.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/506472494/npr_506472494.mp3?orgId=1&d=2465&p=510051&story=506472494&t=podcast&e=506472494&ft=pod&f=510051




December 20, 2016: Hour 2

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:04:26 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 20, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with outgoing FEMA administrator Craig Fugate about climate change and how he thinks the U.S. needs to change its approach to managing and recovering from natural disasters. Also, "Patriots Day" star and producer Mark Wahlberg joins the program to discuss his local ties to the film, which tells the story of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent investigation.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/506352477/npr_506352477.mp3?orgId=1&d=2511&p=510051&story=506352477&t=podcast&e=506352477&ft=pod&f=510051




December 20, 2016: Hour 1

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:18:12 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 20, 2016 full broadcast, we hear host Meghna Chakrabarti's conversation with Spanx founder Sara Blakely about how her company has grown, and her plans for the future. And amid polar bears showing up more frequently in villages along Alaska's North Slope, we speak with a wildlife biologist about how melting sea ice is driving the animals to find food outside their normal habitat.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/506321770/npr_506321770.mp3?orgId=1&d=2495&p=510051&story=506321770&t=podcast&e=506321770&ft=pod&f=510051




December 19, 2016: Hour 2

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:32:23 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 19, 2016 full broadcast, we talk with USA Today reporter Laura Ungar, who contributed to a new investigative report that reveals millions of Americans could be drinking toxic tap water and not know it. Also, we take a look at what the future of nuclear energy might look like under President-elect Donald Trump.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/506188320/npr_506188320.mp3?orgId=1&d=10812&p=510051&story=506188320&t=podcast&e=506188320&ft=pod&f=510051




December 19, 2016: Hour 1

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:37:02 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 19, 2016 full broadcast, we check in with a scholar who's writing a book about the rise of talk radio and its influence on public policy, and discuss Fox host Sean Hannity's role during and after the 2016 election. Also, we revisit our December 2015 conversation with music industry executive Robert Hurwitz, who told us about his more than 30 years recording artists from Emmy Lou Harris to Pat Metheny.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/506188304/npr_506188304.mp3?orgId=1&d=2490&p=510051&story=506188304&t=podcast&e=506188304&ft=pod&f=510051




December 16, 2016: Hour 2

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:40:24 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 16, 2016 full broadcast, we talk with a Naval Postgraduate School professor about Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, and his history at Exxon Mobil. Also, we revisit host Jeremy Hobson's February 2016 conversation with the Rev. Anthony Thompson, whose wife, Myra, was killed in the Charleston church shooting.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/505904220/npr_505904220.mp3?orgId=1&d=2483&p=510051&story=505904220&t=podcast&e=505904220&ft=pod&f=510051




December 16, 2016: Hour 1

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:24:57 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 16, 2016 full broadcast, we take a look at Google's top searches of 2016, and analyze some of this year's Golden Globe nominees with NPR's Eric Deggans. Also, we discuss the week in presidential politics with two political journalists.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/505876620/npr_505876620.mp3?orgId=1&d=2472&p=510051&story=505876620&t=podcast&e=505876620&ft=pod&f=510051




December 15, 2016: Hour 2

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:29:34 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 15, 2016 full broadcast, we talk with David Kaiser, the great-great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller, about the tangled climate battle between his family and Exxon Mobil. Also, we ask a Wilson Center analyst about Donald Trump's calls to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/505734963/npr_505734963.mp3?orgId=1&d=2468&p=510051&story=505734963&t=podcast&e=505734963&ft=pod&f=510051




December 14, 2016: Hour 2

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:11:56 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 14, 2016 full broadcast, the New York Times' Eric Lipton joins us to take a closer look at Russian efforts to influence the U.S. election. Also, with Trump's nomination of Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy, we learn more about the department's many responsibilities, including national security, nuclear weapons and power and basic science research.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/505578627/npr_505578627.mp3?orgId=1&d=2479&p=510051&story=505578627&t=podcast&e=505578627&ft=pod&f=510051




December 14, 2016: Hour 1

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:16:11 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 14, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," about his new memoir, which documents his early life and experiences growing up in South Africa. Also, KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd joins us for the latest edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, featuring one track from Childish Gambino's new album, and other new sounds.


Media Files:
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December 13, 2016: Hour 2

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:12:19 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 13, 2016 full broadcast, we meet Carrie Goldberg, the New York lawyer standing up for victims of revenge porn. Also, we look at what the future of the arts might look like under the Trump administration. And, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst shares a list of her favorite cookbooks of 2016 and their recipes.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/505436562/npr_505436562.mp3?orgId=1&d=2446&p=510051&story=505436562&t=podcast&e=505436562&ft=pod&f=510051




December 13, 2016: Hour 1

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:18:27 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 13, 2016 full broadcast, we speak with one of the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who is fighting for his mother to be exonerated. The couple was executed in 1953 for spying for the Soviet Union. Also, we hear from Robert Provine, a neuroscientist and professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the science behind something most people do every day: laugh.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/505424863/npr_505424863.mp3?orgId=1&d=2484&p=510051&story=505424863&t=podcast&e=505424863&ft=pod&f=510051




December 12, 2016: Hour 2

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:23:33 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 12, 2016 full broadcast, we learn about a new guidebook put together for refugees coming to Europe. "Europa" is intended to serve as both a history primer and a resource list for refugees. Also, in an age where typing often replaces writing, what's the future of cursive? We hear from professor Steve Graham of Arizona State University's Teachers College about how important handwriting is.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/505295578/npr_505295578.mp3?orgId=1&d=2496&p=510051&story=505295578&t=podcast&e=505295578&ft=pod&f=510051




December 12, 2016: Hour 1

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:16:22 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 12, 2016 full broadcast, we revisit host Robin Young's conversation with Jake and Sparky Kennedy, founders of the holiday charity event Christmas in the City, from last year. Also, we speak with an economist about tax cuts put in place by past Republican presidents, and why they don't always guarantee positive results.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510051/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510051/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510051/505287580/npr_505287580.mp3?orgId=1&d=2448&p=510051&story=505287580&t=podcast&e=505287580&ft=pod&f=510051