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Here & Now



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August 18, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:47:52 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 18, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on terror attacks in Spain from NPR's Frank Langfitt in Barcelona. Also, St. Joseph, Missouri — population 75,000 — is expecting more than 100,000 visitors for the solar eclipse on Monday. We hear how the city and its residents are getting ready for a total eclipse of the heartland. And the bell in the British Parliament's iconic clock tower has been ringing since 1859, but it will fall silent on Monday. The BBC's Rich Preston tells us why.


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August 18, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:28:56 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 18, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update from the BBC's Bahman Kalbasi on the latest in Spain, after police moved to counter a second terrorist attack early Friday morning in Cambrils, southwest of Barcelona. Also, NPR's Ron Elving and CNN's Juana Summers join us to take a look at the week in politics, which was dominated by reaction to President Trump's comments on violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. And will cloud cover obstruct your view of Monday's total solar eclipse? We take a look at the forecast with Jen Carfagno of The Weather Channel.


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August 17, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:35:31 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update on a van slamming into pedestrians on Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. Also, Vice News Tonight correspondent Elle Reeve spent last weekend embedded with the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virgina. She joins Here & Now's Robin Young to describe what she saw. And fresh local corn is in season at farmers markets all over the country, and our resident chef Kathy Gunst has been taking advantage. She joins us with recipes and ideas, from a sautéed corn salad to buttermilk cornbread.


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August 17, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:32:58 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at President Trump once again commenting on the effort to remove Confederate statues around the country, and why White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is making headlines Thursday, with NPR's Ron Elving. Also, NPR Asia editor Nishant Dahiya joins us with his picks for books that best illuminate the topic of partition, 70 years after British-ruled India was divided into India and Pakistan. And as sky-watchers look up to observe the total solar eclipse on Monday, what will animals be doing below? We check in with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog.


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August 16, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:13:55 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 16, 2017 full broadcast, political analysts Angela Rye and Paris Dennard join us to continue discussion on President Trump's Tuesday news conference in which he again blamed "both sides" for deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Also, we hear the latest from the Philippines, where police killed more than 30 people in drug raids over a 24-hour period this week, thought to be the single-largest death toll in one day in the controversial drug war launched by President Rodrigo Duterte last year. And we prepare for the upcoming celestial event with our latest DJ Session: a soundtrack to the solar eclipse.


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August 16, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:14:20 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 16, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to discuss reaction to President Trump's Tuesday press conference, in which he once again said there's blame on "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. Also, as newsrooms around the country turn to computer algorithms, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd got to thinking about his own future in the business. He takes us to the Washington Post newsroom, where a news-writing algorithm is already producing stories. And we dig into the history of white supremacist groups in the U.S. with historians Ed Ayers and Nathan Connolly, co-hosts of the podcast BackStory.


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August 15, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:14:52 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at what more CEOs leaving President Trump's business council could mean for the Trump administration with MSNBC's Ali Velshi. Also, before science was able to explain how and why solar eclipses happened, civilizations came up with their own interpretation. We take a historical journey through the mythology, history and science of eclipses with author Bryan Brewer. And a new study in Kentucky is raising alarms about teens' mental health in the state.


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August 15, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:14:04 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we continue to discuss the political reverberations from the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, including news of additional CEOs resigning from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council. Also, author Peter Brannen examines the five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth in his new book "The Ends of the World." He joins the program to share what happened to cause these crises and to determine what our future might bring. And, we speak with the founder of a Facebook group for "elder orphans" — those over the age of 55 living without a spouse or kids.


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August 14, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:33:22 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 14, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage of news from Charlottesville, Virginia, speaking with Kerry Haynie of Duke University about race and the White House's response to violence over the weekend. Also, Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism joins us to take a look at the white supremacist groups behind the rally. Plus, we look at how the Pakistan-India partition has been portrayed by India's film industry through the years. And we hear from the author of a new book on the Treaty of Versailles about how the agreement was assembled and why its legacy has been mixed.


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August 14, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:56:00 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 14, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest news and reaction from Charlottesville, Virgina, in the wake of violence between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters at a rally over the weekend. Also, in a few weeks, teenagers will stumble bleary eyed and yawning into middle and high schools to beat that early morning bell. But in California, that could change by 2020. And we hear more about the state of Indiana stepping in to rescue a privately run highway project that's two years behind schedule and far from complete.


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August 11, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:22:50 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 11, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Greg Myre joins us to discuss the latest on U.S.-North Korea tensions, and how the current climate compares to previous disputes between the two countries. Also, next week is the 70th anniversary of the partition of India and Pakistan. Moeed Yusuf, associate vice president of the Asia Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace, joins us to consider the partition's legacy in Pakistan. And in Seattle, some companies and organizations — pushed by state and local government — are working to reduce the number of solo-car commutes by charging for parking by the day.


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August 11, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:44:46 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 11, 2017 full broadcast, Fox News' Chad Pergram and NPR's Geoff Bennett join us to discuss the week in politics, which was dominated by escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea, and President Trump's rhetoric. Also, two LGBT advocacy groups have filed the first federal lawsuit against Trump's ban on transgender troops. We hear from one of the lawyers on the case. And Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency in New Orleans, with more rain expected in the city through the weekend. We get the latest on what's happening on the ground, and what residents and officials are doing to prepare.


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August 10, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:20:09 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 10, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss North Korea's tumultuous history with the U.S. and the world with John Feffer of the Institute for Policy Studies. Also, while President Trump has drawn the media's attention, the members of his cabinet have been busy implementing his agenda. We continue our department-by-department check-in on what the cabinet has done so far with a look at Steven Mnuchin and the Treasury Department. And Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson sits down with his favorite childhood DJ Mike Haile to listen to classic summer oldies, including Chicago's "Saturday in the Park."


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August 10, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:14:00 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 10, 2017 full broadcast, BBC correspondent Yogita Limaye tells us how escalating U.S.-North Korea tensions are playing out in South Korea. Also, we hear how new robotic milking systems and other technologies are changing the way families who have farmed for generations live their daily lives. And Israel's leader is at the center of a multi-faceted corruption probe that includes members of his staff and family. Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, discusses ongoing investigations involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


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August 9, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:28:44 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we continue analysis on U.S.-North Korea relations, including the North Korean military's threats to attack Guam and reaction to President Trump's vow to respond to threats "with fire and fury like the world has never seen." Also, we take a closer look at the sudden closing of one of Broadway's most popular shows, "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812." And we remember music legend Glen Campbell, who died Tuesday at the age of 81, through his partnership with songwriter Jimmy Webb.


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August 9, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:17:35 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on North Korea stepping up its rhetoric against the U.S. from NPR's Mary Louise Kelly. Also, music legend Glen Campbell died Tuesday after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. Here & Now's Robin Young revisits her 2012 conversation with the country music legend and his wife Kim. And if you're flying to Europe this summer, you may have noticed some new flights from discount foreign carriers — but are they here to stay? We take a closer look at new routes and whether the flights are a sustainable business for low-cost carriers.


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August 8, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:39:49 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 8, 2017 full broadcast, we turn to the latest on a leaked government report that finds that temperatures in the U.S. are rising and human activity is "primarily responsible." Also, since 2010, the federal government and other agencies have spent nearly $400 million on trying to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. We hear about a contest in Michigan offering $1 million for a new solution. Plus, we revisit a conversation with actor William H. Macy, who recently received another Emmy nomination for his role in Showtime's "Shameless." And, millions of Kenyans lined up to vote Tuesday, despite worries about a rigged election and violence.


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August 8, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:38:45 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 8, 2017 full broadcast, North Korea is warning that it will take "physical action" against the newest U.N. sanctions, which could cut the country's total annual exports by one-third. We take a closer look at whether the sanctions will be effective. Also, John Saunders was a steady, calm presence on ESPN and ABC Sports broadcasts for nearly 30 years. But what the public didn't know was his difficult life away from the camera. And, diverse northern urban centers like New York City have long been considered the hub of opportunity for people of all races. However, New York-based writer Reniqua Allen is noticing a new trend among black millennials.


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August 7, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:20:47 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 7, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at the upcoming week in politics, starting with President Trump's tweets while on vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Also we speak with Erricka Bridgeford, one of the leaders of the "cease-fire" efforts in Baltimore, where more than 200 murders have occurred since January. And, we speak with one photographer who spent 10 years documenting the lives of Colorado mountain ranchers, and we visit the New England Aquarium for a day in the life of its director of animal health.


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August 7, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:17:38 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 7, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on unrest in Venezuela from Bloomberg reporter Andrew Rosati in Caracas, after assailants attacked a military base over the weekend. Also, the century-old transit system in New York is in dire need of repairs, and transportation officials are figuring out how to pay for them. One proposal? Sell the naming rights for transit stations. And Heather Harpham joins us to discuss her memoir "Happiness," which tells the story of her daughter, who was born with a blood disease that required regular blood transfusions — and the only possible cure was a risky bone marrow transplant.


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August 4, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:03:04 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 4, 2017 full broadcast, President Trump's "drug-infested den" comment drew sharp criticism from politicians of all stripes in New Hampshire, and from drug treatment advocates who say the president isn't living up to campaign promises. Also, we hear from Dr. Christine McGinn, a transgender woman, veteran and plastic surgeon, about about her offer to provide free gender reassignment surgery to active-duty military members. And when it comes to movies, is 70-millimeter film all it's cracked up to be? Wesley Morris of The New York Times joins us to weigh in, and discuss how summer box office hit "Dunkirk" made use of the presentation.


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August 4, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:20:39 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 4, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the Russia investigation, John Kelly taking over as White House chief of staff and more from the week in politics with Jesse Holland of the Associated Press and Rick Klein of ABC News. Also, August is prime time for food festivals. We visit Glier's Goettafest in Kentucky, which celebrates a breakfast sausage of German-American origin that's wildly popular around Cincinnati. And even though reggae has spread to places like Japan and Germany, many big-name artists still come from Jamaica. "Reggae Ride" host Howard "Flagga" Duperly joins us for another edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions.


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August 3, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:09:31 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 3, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Andy Card, former White House chief of staff to President George W. Bush, for a Republican perspective on the White House under President Trump. Also, just a few weeks before the start of school, the University of California Irvine upended the plans of hundreds of prospective freshmen — twice. We hear from one of those prospective freshmen, a talk about the wider admissions landscape with a former university enrollment manager. And Polish composer Szymon Laks was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II, and became a conductor for the Auschwitz orchestra. But his work before and after the war has largely been lost to history.


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August 3, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:10:03 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 3, 2017 full broadcast, debate continues over President Trump's proposed plan to cut in half the number of legal immigrants allowed into the U.S. from other countries, and to award citizenship and residency on a merit basis. We discuss the latest with USA Today immigration reporter Alan Gomez. Also, how might new chief of staff John Kelly impact the Trump White House? Leon Panetta, who was chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, joins us to weigh in. And the official announcement isn't expected until mid-September, but by all indications Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games and Los Angeles the Summer Games in 2028. We take a look at that news and the future of the Olympics with sports analyst Mike Pesca.


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August 2, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:08:12 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 2, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest news surrounding health care, including President Trump's threats to cut subsidies for insurance companies and Congress' efforts to stabilize marketplaces. Also we hear from Chuck Rosenberg, acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, about how his agency is approaching the fight against the opioid epidemic. And, we speak with a BBC reporter in Nairobi after the death of a top Kenyan election official, just one week before the country's hotly contested presidential election.


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August 2, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:21:08 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 2, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with country musician Brett Young about his dramatic rise as a singer, and how a baseball injury in college turned his focus toward music. Also, we round up the latest news from Washington with NPR's Geoff Bennett, including President Trump and two Republican senators announcing a plan to cut legal immigration into the United States. Plus we dive into the perspective-changing world of competitive tree climbing, and our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares slow-grilling secrets and recipes you can use to help plan your next barbecue.


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August 1, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:34:50 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 1, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at what the recent GDP growth and stock market surge mean — and don't mean — for the U.S. economy. Also, we speak with the family of Muslim Marine Raheel Siddiqui, whose death in March 2016 focused a spotlight on alleged hazing in the U.S. Marine Corps. Plus, we speak with NPR's David Folkenflik, who broke the news Tuesday morning that a lawsuit has been filed in relation to Fox News' story on the murder of Democratic National Committee aide Seth Rich. And, in the spirit of E.B. White's "Once More to the Lake," we look at other lake-inspired literature.


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August 1, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:20:34 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's August 1, 2017 full broadcast, President Trump's opioid commission is asking him to declare a national emergency because of the crisis. We discuss with opioid policy analyst Dr. Andrew Kolodny. Also, the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers" tells the story of the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a Baltimore nun and Catholic school teacher who disappeared in November 1969. The series' director and producer, Ryan White, tells us more. And a Finnish icebreaker has set a new record for the earliest transit through the Arctic's Northwest Passage. We take a look at the significance of the feat with an Associated Press reporter who was on board.


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July 31, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:08:48 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 31, 2017 full broadcast, we start with the day's news in politics, from the swearing in of Ret. Marine Gen. John Kelly as the new White House chief of staff to the latest talks surrounding health care overhaul to Congressional leaders' next agenda item: a tax revamp. Also, we speak with a specialist from the U.S. State Department about the nation's opioid overdose epidemic and efforts to stop the flow of heroin and fentanyl. And we speak to one firearm instructor who is teaching more African-American women across the country how to use guns for self-protection.


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July 31, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:33:07 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 31, 2017 full broadcast, Russia has ordered the U.S. to cut back its personnel in the country by 755 people, after Congress passed a sanctions bill last week. We discuss the move and the future of U.S.-Russia relations with Jane Harman, president of the Wilson Center. Also, a 95-story skyscraper under development in Chicago is making room for the wind. One of the designers behind the tower explains why. And "Golden Hill" is British author Francis Spufford's first novel, and immerses readers in pre-Revolutionary New York. Spufford joins us to discuss the book and its themes.


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July 28, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:08:48 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 28, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia to discuss the late-night health care vote and what the future of American health care might look like now after the defeat of the so-called "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. Also, we hear from historian Julian Zelizer about the drama surrounding the health care debate and how it compares to health care bills stalling in the past. And in May 1969, Jim McCloughan was a 23-year-old private serving as an Army medic in Vietnam. Now, he's the first to receive a Medal of Honor under President Trump.


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July 28, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:16:50 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 28, 2017 full broadcast, we review the latest on the defeat of the so-called "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act and more from the week in politics with NPR's Tamara Keith and Maria Elena Salinas of Univision. Also, part of Melvin Caballero's journey from Honduras to the United States involved 35 hours crammed into the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer. He joins us to describe the experience of being smuggled into the U.S. And in Ohio, there's a new scout troop that challenges some assumptions about the Boy Scouts.


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July 27, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:08:07 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's July 27, 2017 full broadcast, we look at what a "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act might look like as Senate Republicans continue their efforts to reach consensus on overhauling health care. Also, we turn to the Department of Education and look at what policy changes Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made six months into the job. And French composer Olivier Messiaen is just one of many who has made music out of birdsong over the centuries. We take a listen to some examples.


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July 27, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:41:10 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's July 27, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on debate over the Affordable Care Act — and a so-called "skinny repeal" — along with other political news from NPR's Geoff Bennett. Also, this summer there have been dozens of wildfires burning in the West, which has been experiencing record-high temperatures. Author Gary Ferguson joins us to talk about his new book "Land on Fire," and what's behind wildfires burning hotter and longer in recent decades. And messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat have helped make communication instant. But why are we using so many different apps to do basically one thing? Wall Street Journal technology columnist Joanna Stern tells us more.


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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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