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Here & Now



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May 22, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:14:54 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 22, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest from Washington, including preparations to release a budget proposal that's expected to slash social programs while President Trump is visiting Israel. Also, journalist Jeffrey Gettleman joins us to talk about his memoir, "Love, Africa." And earlier this month, Puerto Rico filed for a type of bankruptcy. We learn how Puerto Ricans are feeling about the latest austerity measures.


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May 22, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:24:31 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 22, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest on President Trump's trip to Israel with Neri Zilber, a journalist and adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, who is reporting from Jerusalem. Also, in heavily Republican Montana, the race between Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte has gained national attention. The editor of The Montana Standard joins us to check in on where the contest stands. And researchers say they have discovered the highest density of trash in the world on a tiny, remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.


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May 19, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:08:48 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 19, 2017 full broadcast, millions of Iranians vote Friday to decide the country's next president. We speak with Steve Inskeep, who is in Iran, about what voters are saying on election day. Also, Lisa Ko's debut novel "The Leavers" tells the story of Deming Guo, whose mother Polly, an immigrant from China living in the U.S. illegally, disappears when he's 11 years old. And with suicide rates on the rise, mental health advocates are searching for prevention answers.


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May 19, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:10:41 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 19, 2017 full broadcast, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post and ABC News' Rick Klein join Here & Now's Robin Young and Peter O'Dowd to review the week in politics, and look ahead to President Trump's first foreign trip. Also, in recent years we've been getting to know a lot of wild animals on a first-name basis through national and international news stories. We discuss what's in an animal name with Vicki Croke. And with every new presidential administration, a flood of young people move to the District of Columbia and transform neighborhoods, bars and even the dating scene.


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May 18, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:32 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 18, 2017 full broadcast, with impeachment talk mounting, we speak with historian Allan Lichtman about the history of impeachment and how the process works. Also, KCRW's Mario Cotto shares new music with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson, including sounds from the artist Rostam and the electronic producer Bibio. And Roger Ailes, the longtime chairman and CEO of Fox News, has died at 77. NPR's David Folkenflik joins us to discuss Ailes' life and legacy.


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May 18, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:08:31 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 18, 2017 full broadcast, Robert Mueller has been appointed as special counsel to investigate ties between Russia and Trump associates. We take a closer look at reaction to the selection with NPR's Geoff Bennett. Also, our resident chef Kathy Gunst has been taking advantage of the abundance of asparagus that's in season and in the market, and joins us with recipes. And we speak with Wilson Center analyst Aaron David Miller about how President Trump is likely to be received abroad as he departs for his first foreign trip Friday.


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May 17, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:10:56 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 17, 2017 full broadcast, legal scholar Alan Dershowitz joins us to discuss whether it was a crime for President Trump to ask then-FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections to Russia. Also, we pay a visit to chef Barbara Lynch's Boston restaurant No. 9 Park, and discuss her new memoir, "Out of Line: A Life of Playing With Fire." And we hear a report on a reclusive music heir donating his 500-piece vintage guitar and mandolin collection to a Nashville university.


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May 17, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:10:05 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 17, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Geoff Bennett joins us to talk about the response on Capitol Hill to news that President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia. Also, Diana Henriques was the first reporter to interview disgraced financier Bernie Madoff after he'd gone to prison for orchestrating a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Now her book, "The Wizard of Lies," has been made into an HBO film. And a longtime civil rights attorney in Philadelphia won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in a seven-way race to become the city's next district attorney.


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May 16, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:08:59 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 16, 2017 full broadcast, potent drug combinations have become a common part of the opioid epidemic. We speak with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine about how one combination named "gray death" has impacted the state. Also, Henry David Thoreau is rightly known for the time he spent at Walden Pond. But a new book offers a different take on the famous author and naturalist. And the question of how much caffeine is too much for kids is top of mind Tuesday, after a South Carolina high school student died from ingesting too much caffeine.


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May 16, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:14:54 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 16, 2017 full broadcast, former NATO Commander James Stavridis reacts to reports that President Trump gave classified information to Russian officials during a White House meeting last week. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses the administration's infrastructure plan with Ray LaHood, who served as transportation secretary under former President Obama from 2009 to 2013. And do you ever wonder what happens to all that cash that goes in and out of U.S. banks? Christina Estes ‏of Here & Now contributor KJZZ takes us to one cash-processing center in Phoenix.


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May 15, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:04:29 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May, 15, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest news from Washington, including the Supreme Court's rejection of an appeal over the North Carolina ID case and President Trump's plan to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. Also, the Cherokee Nation is taking prescription painkiller distributors to tribal court. We hear more about the lawsuit from Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree. And, New York Times columnist Ron Lieber shares one foolproof trick for getting getting proper customer service: an "Executive Email Carpet Bomb."


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May 15, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:28:39 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May, 15, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss online dating apps — and their impact on marriage and breakups — with Stanford University sociologist Michael Rosenfeld and Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe. Also, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets President Trump at the White House on Tuesday. We speak with Egemen Bagis, a senior member of Erdogan's political party, about tensions between the two NATO allies. And the ride-hailing app Lyft is getting together with Waymo to develop self-driving car technology. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson tells us more about the move's implications.


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May 12, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 12 May 2017 14:07:52 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 12, 2017 full broadcast, how has privatization impacted our digital lives? Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses with computer scientist and technology writer Jaron Lanier. Also, we unpack how the firing of FBI Director James Comey reverberated this week on social media with Femi Oke. And what if you could get someone else to pick up the responsibility of raising a child? We hear a report about a bird that's figured out how to do just that.


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May 12, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:08:34 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 12, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Ron Elving and CNN's Juana Summers join Here & Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson to discuss the fallout from the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Also, the not-for-profit health advocacy group The Fishing Partnership says it hopes to make the overdose reversal drug Narcan a staple in every ship's medical kit. We check in with a Massachusetts lobsterman and one of the partnership's health facilitators about their efforts. And scientists say melting permafrost could cause bacteria and viruses that have long been dormant to spring back to life.


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May 11, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:22:28 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 11, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our weeklong series on privatization in the U.S. with conversations about privately-owned public space, and public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Also, the EB-5 visa program has long been controversial, but it's facing new scrutiny. We discuss how the visas work with Hiroshi Motomura, a professor of immigration and citizenship at the UCLA School of Law. And lawmakers are returning to their districts after the House approved a new health care overhaul, and they're hearing from constituents who oppose the plan.


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May 11, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:12:37 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 11, 2017 full broadcast, historians Brian Balogh and Nathan Connolly join us to put President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey into historical context. Also, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe in northern Arizona are scrambling to keep a coal-fired power plant and coal mine from closing in 2019. And workers removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis before dawn on Thursday in New Orleans. We hear more on what the monument's removal means from a Clemson University history professor.


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May 10, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 10 May 2017 14:09:26 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 10, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our analysis of FBI Director James Comey's firing by President Trump with New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis, NPR's Geoff Bennett, former intelligence officer Malcolm Nance and Republican strategist Paris Dennard. Also, what impact has the boom in private defense contractors had on the U.S. military? We discuss privatization in the military with Molly Dunigan of RAND Corp. And underdog-turned-star Isaiah Thomas has played a key role in the Boston Celtics' NBA playoff run. We hear a profile of Thomas, who is coping with the recent death of his younger sister.


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May 10, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 10 May 2017 13:10:05 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 10, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest on President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey with "The Secrets of the FBI" author Ron Kessler, Democratic Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and NPR's Scott Horsley. Also, author Dennis Lehane is known for gritty crime thrillers that feature hard-headed male protagonists. But at the center of his new book is a woman with a troubled past. And is it too soon to write the obituary for populism in Europe after the results of the French election? We discuss with a European politics analyst.


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May 9, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 09 May 2017 14:04:49 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 9, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our series on privatization in America with a look at education, from charter schools to voucher programs. Also, ever since she first made a splash in the Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV," actress and comedian Andrea Martin has mined her comedic talent to find success. Martin joins us to talk about her career. And we hear the latest on health care in the Senate from NPR's Susan Davis.


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May 9, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 09 May 2017 13:10:39 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 9, 2017 full broadcast, Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal joins us to discuss his takeaways from Monday's Senate Judiciary Committee testimony by former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Also, Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger captivated the audience at a TED Talk when they told the story of how Stranger raped Elva when they were teens, and met again years later. We speak with them about their new book, "South of Forgiveness: A True Story of Rape and Responsibility."And we hear more about the Southern Poverty Law Center filing a lawsuit against Andrew Anglin, founder of the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer.


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May 8, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 08 May 2017 14:05:35 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 8, 2017 full broadcast, we look at what Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French election means for his country and the rest of Europe. Also, we begin a weeklong series on privatization in America and how President Trump is poised to continue the legacies of President Reagan and President Clinton in all kinds of industries. And, after President Trump's recent statement that President Andrew Jackson could have prevented the Civil War, we discuss how much presidents' knowledge of history matters.


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May 8, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 08 May 2017 13:32:36 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 8, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with Kaiser Health News correspondent Julie Rovner for more on what high-risk pools are, with many Republicans looking to bring them back as part of the GOP health care overhaul. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a trip to one bakery that is reinventing the English muffin as something that goes beyond morning toast. And how can a child's birth order and environment shape him or her as an adult? We unpack new research with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.


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May 5, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:20:44 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 5, 2017 full broadcast, Maeve Press went to summer stand-up comic camp when she was 11 years old — it didn't go so well. Just three years later, she was a headliner at a women's comedy festival. We talk with the young comedian about her inspirations, writing jokes and more. Also, what's in the Republican health care bill that passed the House? Vox health policy reporter Sarah Kliff joins us to break it down. And NPR's Eleanor Beardsley gives us the view from France ahead of the country's presidential election on Sunday.


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May 5, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 05 May 2017 13:08:31 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 5, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the political ramifications of the GOP health care bill's passage in the House on Thursday with NPR's Domenico Montanaro and Jesse Holland of the Associated Press. Also, we speak with Kelly Wright, the only male African-American anchor at Fox News, who is part of a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and harassment at the network. And illegal police stops are down in Philadelphia, but critics say problems persist.


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May 4, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:16:42 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 4, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Geoff Bennett joins us to discuss the latest on the Republican health care vote in the House. Also, our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares tea-time tips and recipes, from tea sandwiches to scones. And two parents join us to weigh in on whether teens should watch the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why."


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May 4, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 04 May 2017 13:18:16 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 4, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with a spokesperson from an organization that has launched a website that provides information to women who choose to use abortion pills to end their early pregnancies. Also, late-night mainstay Paul Shaffer joins us to talk about his new album, and finding new musical life after Letterman. And we recap a fiery debate between the candidates in France's presidential election, and look at where the race stands just days before Sunday's vote.


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May 3, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:20:49 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 3, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest on FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, and why he is defending his decision to alert Congress of the Clinton email investigation less than two weeks before the November election. Also, we speak with one professor about the Nation of Islam, and why many publications have described the religious organization as a hate group. And we look at a money back guarantee that could be a game changer in the world of medicine.


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May 3, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:19:20 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 3, 2017 full broadcast, Vox health policy reporter Sarah Kliff joins us to discuss the latest developments on health care in Congress. Also, KCRW DJ Liza Richardson shares music that's caught her ear in the latest edition of our DJ Sessions. And ice roads in Canada's Northwest Territories have been freezing later and melting earlier in the year. We check in with the region's minister of infrastructure about the hazards created by climate change.


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May 2, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 02 May 2017 14:21:27 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 2, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Jimmy Webb, one of the world's most prolific songwriters, about his skyrocketing rise to fame and his new memoir, "The Cake and the Rain." Also, two weeks into Neil Gorsuch's tenure as a Supreme Court associate justice, we hear what he's been like on the bench, and the biggest cases he's heard so far. And we look at where the Republican health care overhaul stands now, and whether the latest version might pass in Congress this week.


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May 2, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 02 May 2017 13:08:47 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 2, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the impact Republican governors from the Midwest have had on national politics. Also, what should you do if one of your online accounts is hacked? We hear insight from a computer science professor. And we explore how the dystopian fantasy presented in the new film "The Circle" is resonating with the real-life tech industry.


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May 1, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 01 May 2017 14:32:58 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's May 1, 2017 full broadcast, we look at rising tensions with North Korea. Many analysts say the possibility of a clash is improbable, but what would war with a nuclear-powered North Korea even look like? Also, we talk with Broadway actress Laura Michelle Kelly, who's currently playing the role of Anna in the touring production of "The King and I," about her career onstage. And we hear from the founder and CEO of Whole Woman's Health about her decision to reopen the Austin, Texas, clinic location one year after a Supreme Court victory.


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May 1, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 01 May 2017 13:16:39 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's May 1, 2017 full broadcast, we take a closer look at how and why some people reverse their thinking when it comes to hard-rooted opinions on topics like same-sex marriage, climate change and more. Also, we revisit our 2014 conversation with Kevin Hines, who became one of the few people to survive a leap off the Golden Gate Bridge when he attempted suicide in 2000 at the age of 19. And we hear a report on how the stage is set for more fighting over the Antiquities Act, and the country's newest national monument.


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April 28, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:29:54 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 28, 2017 full broadcast, some presidents have dismissed the 100-day expectation as arbitrary. We speak with two historians who say it can be a good indication of a president's priorities. Also, Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman Yaroslav Sivulskiy joins us from St. Petersburg to describe what's happening to the Christian group in Russia. And one scholar tells us more about the MS-13 gang, in the wake of a recent spate of brutal murders on Long Island in Suffolk County, New York.


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April 28, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:31:53 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 28, 2017 full broadcast, Here & Now's Robin Young reflects the 25th anniversary of the LA riots, and talks with Titus Murphy, one of the four rescuers who saved truck driver Reginald Denny. Also, we hear how law enforcement officials will take on DACA students' roles in one Colorado play this weekend. And Tesla has been closing in on one the top carmakers in the U.S. in terms of market value. Part of the reason why is the company's loyal fan base.


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April 27, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:33:50 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 27, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our broadcast from Mexico City with a look at the region's acute water problems, and a conversation with former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda about the state of U.S.-Mexico relations. Also, we learn more about the lives and legacies of two of Mexico's most beloved artists: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. And we continue our look at President Trump's first 100 days with a report on whether Trump has followed through on his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.


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April 27, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:31:33 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 27, 2017 full broadcast, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson sits down with world-renowned Mexican chef Enrique Olvera to talk about his Mexico City restaurant Pujol, and the country's food traditions. Also, we speak with two men who have dedicated their lives to finding some of Mexico's 30,000 missing people. And from a U.S.-Mexico border wall to NAFTA, two reporters join us to discuss how President Trump's stances are reverberating in Mexico.


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April 26, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:26:47 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 26, 2017 full broadcast, we continue Day 1 of our Mexico City broadcast with a report from Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd on how one gas station symbolizes Mexico's energy revolution. Also, we talk with two Americans living illegally in Mexico City, about how navigating life in Mexico as an immigrant without proper documents is different than doing so in the United States. And in other news, we check in with NPR's John Ydstie to go over some the details of President Trump's tax overhaul.


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April 26, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:10:53 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 26, 2017 full broadcast, we begin our two-day broadcast from Mexico City. We discuss U.S.-Mexico trade relations with one Mexican senator who says he's ready to stand up to the Trump administration. Also, transportation solutions for the city's commuters, and current trends in popular music with a Mexico City edition of our DJ Sessions. And in other news, we hear reaction from Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler in the wake of the freeze on President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities.


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April 25, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:04:50 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 25, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.), who says he gives President Trump a B-minus for his first 100 days in office. Also, musicians Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer join us in the studio for a performance from their new album, "Bach Trios." And we meet the blogger and digital strategist who's offering six not-so-easy steps to becoming a millionaire by age 30.


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April 25, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:25:58 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 25, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our conversation with Caitlyn Jenner, who tells us more about her new book "The Secrets of My Life," voting for President Trump in the 2016 election and criticism she has faced from the transgender community. Also, we take a closer look at reports that President Trump has asked advisers to find a way to cut corporate tax rates to 15 percent, down from 35 percent. And independent Maine Sen. Angus King joins us to weigh in on Trump's first 100 days in office, and the latest on the budget standoff in Congress.


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April 24, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:38:00 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 24, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate in the race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District. He'll face Republican Karen Handel in a June 20 runoff that's drawn the money and attention of both national parties. Also, overnight masked workers guarded by snipers removed a prominent Confederate monument in the city of New Orleans. We discuss the fallout with longtime New Orleans journalist Tim Morris. And former President Barack Obama re-enters the public eye today, speaking at an event at the University of Chicago. We hear the latest from NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith.


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April 24, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:21:11 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 24, 2017 full broadcast, we hear Part 1 of host Jeremy Hobson's conversation with Caitlyn Jenner, about life as Bruce Jenner, her role in the transgender community and more. Also, it's shaping up to be a big week in Washington. NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to preview the week ahead in politics, including President Trump hitting the 100-day mark and Congress returning from its two-week recess. And American Airlines has suspended an employee who, according to passengers, grabbed a stroller from a woman traveling with two young children. We discuss whether airline employees set up to fail with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.


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April 21, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:16:48 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 21, 2017 full broadcast, our resident chef Kathy Gunst recently drove from coast to coast on her way home to New England, and discovered lots of great restaurants along the way. She tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about a few of them. Also, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley joins us to discuss the impact this week's attack in Paris could have on the upcoming French presidential election. And a new study has found an association between frequent drinking of diet sodas and an increased risk of both stroke and dementia. We check in with Dr. Matthew Pase, the study's lead author.


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April 21, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:23:24 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 21, 2017 full broadcast, NBC News' Beth Fouhy and Ayesha Rascoe of Reuters join us to discuss whether Republicans will be able to come to an agreement on a new health care overhaul plan, and more from the week in politics. Also, Chechen officials are carrying out a campaign of violence against gay men. Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch tells us more. And we speak with playwright Ayad Akhtar, whose plays challenge audiences' notions of Islam, and Muslims' assumptions about their own faith.


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April 20, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:01:50 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 20, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Sir John Sawers, former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6, about navigating security threats around the world. Also, despite improvements California cities still top the list of those with the country's worst air pollution. Paul Billings of the American Lung Association joins us to discuss. And how much exercise is safe during pregnancy? For answers, we check in with Dr. Jessica Shepherd, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois Chicago.


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April 20, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:14:02 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 20, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with filmmaker Tom Jennings, who was a reporter in Los Angeles during the 1992 LA riots, about his new documentary "The Lost Tapes: LA Riots." Also, what will NASA look like under President Trump? A former deputy administrator of NASA under President Obama joins us to take a closer look. And as Fox News cuts ties with anchor Bill O'Reilly, we examine his impact on American politics.


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April 19, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:51:56 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 19, 2017 full broadcast, The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joins us to talk about Aaron Hernandez's death by suicide, and his troubled life. Also, we sit down with KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe and Marion Hodges to hear some of their favorite new music, including some from Coachella. And Fox News may soon cut ties with Bill O'Reilly. We take a closer look at how the story has unfolded and what lies ahead with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik.


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April 19, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:29:28 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 19, 2017 full broadcast, a recovering opioid addict from West Virginia talks about how he got sober, and what he thinks might help others kick their deadly habits. Also, in her new book "An Unseen Angel," Alissa Parker describes how she found joy and hope in her life again after her daughter was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And we discuss Democrat Jon Ossoff narrowly missing winning a Congressional seat outright in Georgia's traditionally conservative 6th District Tuesday night.


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April 18, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:37:57 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's April 18, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss British Prime Minster Theresa May's unexpected call for an early general election in just six weeks. Also, we speak with Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, about what can be done to solve the United States' worsening opioid epidemic. And we look at how scientists from the U.S. and Mexico are teaming up to find out how the environment in the Gulf of Mexico is recovering from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


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April 18, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:10:54 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's April 18, 2017 full broadcast, Council on Foreign Relations fellow Steven Cook joins us to explain why he thinks the results of the recent Turkish referendum are troubling for democracy. Also, what's the most efficient way to ride an escalator? We take a closer look with a professor of architectural history. And Facebook's F8 conference opens this week amid criticism of how the social media company monitors offensive and violent content posted by its users. Recode's Kurt Wagner joins us to discuss.


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