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Here & Now



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November 17, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:13:35 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 17, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Jeff Brady gives us the latest after the Keystone pipeline leaked about 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota on Thursday. Also, we learn more about a new museum that's just two blocks from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., but unlike any of the other history, art or science museums in the area. And Michael Regan of Bloomberg News joins us with answers to commonly asked questions about the GOP tax overhaul.


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November 17, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:09:54 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 17, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro and MSNBC's José Díaz-Balart join us to discuss the week in politics, including claims of sexual assault against Democratic Sen. Al Franken and the House approving a GOP tax overhaul. Also, "The Simpsons" character Apu been a fixture on the show since 1990. But a new documentary is asking the question, is the character racist? And the novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini follows the lives of women through multiple generations in Afghanistan. Now, the story has been turned into an opera.


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November 16, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:18:27 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 16, 2017 full broadcast, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, discusses the Senate GOP tax cut plan. Also, The Atlantic's Ross Andersen tells us more about his trip to China to report on the world's largest radio telescope, and what some of the country's leading astronomers and writers are saying about the dish's implications. And a report out Thursday by Human Rights Watch says members of Myanmar's military raped women and girls as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya minority.


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November 16, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:11:41 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 16, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest in politics with NPR's Ron Elving, including where the GOP tax overhaul efforts in the House and Senate stand, and an LA radio host accusing Democratic Sen. Al Franken of making unwanted sexual advances. Also, one aid worker gives us a view from the front lines of the humanitarian relief effort in Yemen. And KCRW's Garth Trinidad shares his latest favorites in the world of soul, hip-hop and deep house — including songs from Sly5thAve, LLgL TNDR and Honey Dijon.


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November 15, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:21:14 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 14, 2017 full broadcast, we welcome political analysts Paris Dennard and Angela Rye to discuss President Trump's return from Asia and the wait to hear how he will respond to the sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Also we learn more about a fraternity pledge's death at Texas State University, the fourth such death at a college fraternity this year. And, with just over a week until Thanksgiving, resident chef Kathy Gunst answers all questions related to turkey, stuffing, sides and more.


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November 15, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:17:46 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we check in on where tax overhaul efforts in Congress stand as Senate Republicans unveil changes to their plan — including a repeal of the Affordable Care Act requirement that every American have health insurance coverage. Also, we hear from one attorney specializing in harassment and discrimination who says there's been a "tremendous shift" in the landscape of sexual harassment accusations and how they're handled. And we revisit host Robin Young's conversation with legendary singer Tony Bennett in his New York studio last year, ahead of the Library of Congress awarding Bennett this year's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.


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November 14, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:21:17 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 14, 2017 full broadcast, House Speaker Paul Ryan is the latest Republican to call for GOP candidate Roy Moore to leave the Alabama Senate race. We look at the latest on the allegations against Moore and the reaction in Alabama. Plus we speak with Associated Press reporter Gillian Flaccus about a new reporting series from the AP that shows homelessness is a growing problem in West Coast cities big and small — from Seattle all the way down to San Diego. And, we go inside author Daren Wang's debut novel, which draws inspiration from the author's childhood home in Town Line, New York, which seceded from the Union during the Civil War — and didn't rejoin it until 1946.


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November 14, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:21:50 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 14, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Carrie Johnson joins us for an update on Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, and Donald Trump Jr. releasing his direct messages with WikiLeaks. Also, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti weighs in on President Trump's Asia trip, speculation about a 2020 presidential run and more. And new guidelines by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology say your blood pressure might not be as good as you thought.


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November 13, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:45:54 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we look ahead to which headlines might dominate this week's news in politics, from tax cut plans in the House and Senate to the questions President Trump will face about sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Also we speak with one researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Cloud about her team's platform to study "media ecosystems" and how news events are framed by outlets around the world. And, we discuss President Trump's trip to the Philippines, with a focus on how he avoided public criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, which human rights groups have called an extra-judicial campaign of persecution.


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November 13, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:52:36 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 13, 2017 full broadcast, reporter Brian Lyman from The Montgomery Advertiser joins us with the latest on how sexual misconduct allegations against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore are reverberating in Alabama. Also, in a series of paintings as fascinating as they are disturbing, artist Alexis Rockman depicts his vision of the Great Lakes — which he calls "ground zero for the future in terms of freshwater." And one point of contention as the House and Senate push forward on tax overhaul is how to address the estate tax, which applies to inheritances of more than $5.5 million. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson tells us more about arguments for and against cutting the tax.


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November 10, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:30:22 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 10, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on President Trump addressing regional leaders Friday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Danang, Vietnam. Also, Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English joins us to take a look at reaction on social media this week to sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and comedian Louis C.K. And United and Delta will retire the 747 this year, which means no North American passenger airlines will operate the "Queen of the Sky." One aviation correspondent tells us what he'll miss most about the plane.


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November 10, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:12:03 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 10, 2017 full broadcast, we round up the week in politics, including sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday, with Jesse Holland of the Associated Press and NPR's Domenico Montanaro. And following Sunday's shooting in Texas, stories quickly began circulating online about gunman Devin Kelley — some of them untrue. A few of those false stories made it high up into Google search results. And Ian Purkayastha has loved truffles ever since he first tasted them as a teenager. We revisit our conversation with Purkayastha about his novel "Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground."


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November 9, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:39:59 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 9, 2017 full broadcast, Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana joins us to discuss why he supports the tax cut plan that the House is expected to vote on next week. Also, Tuesday's election was a big night for Democrats, with major victories in Virginia and New Jersey. But as an off-year election, what it says about the state of national politics may be difficult to read. And author Matt Taibbi discusses his new book about the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, and questions about his writing years ago that was misogynistic.


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November 9, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:21:11 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 9, 2017 full broadcast, one law and ethics professor joins us to take a look at how the question of access a mass shooter's cellphone has come up again: The FBI has the Texas church shooter's phone, but can't unlock it. Also, we continue our conversation with Pete Souza, who for eight years was President Obama's chief official White House photographer. And this week the Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency as smog blanketed the capital city of Delhi. We get an update from BBC correspondent Divya Arya.


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November 8, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:23:03 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 8, 2017 full broadcast, we welcome political analysts Angela Rye and John Brabender to discuss wins for Democratic candidates across the country in Tuesday's elections, President Trump's ongoing trip to Asia and more. Also, Americans are signing up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act in unprecedented numbers. We speak with the co-founder of one not-for-profit trying to get the word out about enrollment. And, we speak with one gun instructor who says it's not realistic to think more armed citizens will be able to prevent mass shootings.


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November 8, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:18:04 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 8, 2017 full broadcast, we recap an election night that saw Democrats win both the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races with NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, in 2010 cities bid to be the first to test Google Fiber, a new internet and TV service that promised unmatched download and streaming speeds. Seven years later, we hear what Google Fiber has meant for Kansas City. And, during his eight years as President Obama's chief official White House photographer, Pete Souza took almost 2 million pictures. Souza joins us to discuss his new photo collection "Obama: An Intimate Portrait," and what it was like to document Obama's presidency.


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November 7, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:27:09 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 7, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest from Sutherland Springs, Texas, as more details emerge about the gunman who killed 26 people at a church and his criminal history. Also we speak with Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the state that produces the most coal in the U.S., about what the future is for the coal industry in his state. And, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the top 10 most active seasons on record. Now, affected islands in the Caribbean are rebuilding, and even those that were hit the hardest are depending on tourism dollars to do so.


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November 7, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:29:38 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 7, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Camila Domonoske tells us more about a mistake made by the U.S. Air Force that allowed the Texas church shooter to buy guns. Also, gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey are attracting attention as voters across the country head to the polls Tuesday. We discuss the significance of each contest and what to watch for with Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. And more details are expected to emerge as journalists continue to comb through the 13.4 million leaked documents called the Paradise Papers. Recode's Johana Bhuiyan joins us to discuss the revelations.


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November 6, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:17:11 -0500

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we continue with updates from Sutherland Springs, Texas, after 26 people were killed in a church shooting Sunday. Also, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers speaks out on the pros and cons of the GOP tax overhaul plan. And, DJ Julie Lavender, host of DreamFarm Radio, takes us through jazz music selections from around the world in the latest DJ Session.


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November 6, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:47:52 -0500

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 6, 2017 full broadcast, Houston Public Media reporter Florian Martin joins us from Sutherland Springs, Texas, with the latest on the church shooting there Sunday, and what officials are learning about gunman Devin Kelley. Also, Saudi Arabia was at the center of a unprecedented political shake-up over the weekend. We speak with scholar Rami Khouri about the ramifications of several princes and top officials being arrested and detained. And we hear from three people who decided to come together in a committed — and legal — relationship and co-parent a child.


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November 3, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:14:37 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 3, 2017 full broadcast, President Trump begins his nearly two-week trip to Asia on Friday. We check in with NPR's Anthony Kuhn in Beijing about what might emerge from talks between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping next week. Also, the Civil War was back in the news this week after White House chief of staff John Kelly praised Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. And George Yin, who served on the majority Republican staff in the Senate Finance Committee during the last major tax code rewrite in the 1980s, weighs in on the GOP tax bill unveiled this week.


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November 3, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:12:41 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 3, 2017 full broadcast, Univision's Maria Elena Salinas and Chad Pergram of Fox News join us to assess this week's political developments, including the Mueller investigation and President Trump's trip to Asia. Also, we hear from Cathy Young, a contributing editor at Reason, who wonders if the Harvey Weinstein effect might go too far and end up creating a backlash. And Amazon received 238 bids for its second headquarters — but San Antonio wasn't among them. The city's mayor joins us to explain why.


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November 2, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:16:44 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 2, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Mara Liasson discusses details as House Republicans release their plan to cut corporate and income taxes over the next decade. Also, while the comedy flies fast and furious — and the staging includes giant refrigerators and game-show moments — the new play "Stuffed" poignantly probes struggles with body image. And the Trump administration has declined to list the Pacific walrus as endangered, a decision that at least one conservation group calls a "death sentence" for the species.


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November 2, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:23:25 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 2, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Scott Horsley joins us to discuss the latest on the GOP tax bill unveiled Thursday, and President Trump preparing to depart on a 12-day trip to Asia. Also, in his new book "Why We Don't Suck," actor and comedian Denis Leary takes on the current political acrimony in the U.S. And what are the legal questions raised by President Trump calling for the New York City truck attack suspect to receive the death penalty?


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November 1, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:29:33 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Nov. 1, 2017 full broadcast, we learn the latest on the investigation into the deadly NYC truck attack and what details have emerged about the man allegedly carried out the attack. Also we welcome political analysts Angela Rye and Paris Dennard to discuss the attack and President Trump's reaction, as well as the latest on Republican tax cut efforts. And, public universities in the Midwest have conducted some of the country's most important research, leading to scientific and technological breakthroughs. We look at how funding cuts to these universities can carry major economic impacts.


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November 1, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:09:18 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 1, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Hansi Lo Wang joins us with the latest on the aftermath of Wednesday's deadly truck attack in New York City that killed eight people. Also, New Hampshire's chief medical examiner talks about the challenges of forensic pathology during the opioid crisis, and his decision to pursue a new path by enrolling in divinity school. And KCRW DJ Chris Douridas shares his latest music favorites, including a soulful collaboration between electronic duo Odesza and singer Leon Bridges.


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October 31, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:21:36 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 31, 2017 full broadcast, we take a closer look at former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and a timeline of his ties to Russian agents with Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump. Also we hear more on fallout from the sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey. Plus we go inside the world of goshawks with a new PBS special featuring Helen Macdonald, author of "H is for Hawk." And, what better way to celebrate the year's creepiest holiday than listening to the works of 1800s composers?


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October 31, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:31:02 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 31, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest news on criminal charges against President Trump's former campaign chairman and two others, unveiled Monday in the FBI's investigation of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. Also, last week a federal judge ordered Flint, Michigan, to choose a long-term water source, but the city has yet to make a decision. We get an update on the water crisis there. And, the government of Puerto Rico has canceled its contract with the tiny Montana company that was hired to rebuild the island's devastated electric power grid. But many are still asking how a two-person company was awarded a contract without a competitive bidding process.


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October 30, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:47:06 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 30, 2017 full broadcast, we continue with news on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his associate Rick Gates and the first charges resulting from FBI special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election interference. Also, for director Rob Reiner the new film "LBJ" was a chance to showcase an achievement by a president whose term was overshadowed by the Vietnam War — something Reiner himself protested against. And what foods are you scared to attempt in the kitchen? Our resident chef is here to help exorcise a few common culinary phobias.


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October 30, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:10:39 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 30, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the first criminal charges issued today against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates in the FBI's investigation of Russian election interference. Also, five years ago Superstorm Sandy caused $19 billion in damage to New York City. We discuss infrastructure repairs and improvements the city has made since then, and why it's still vulnerable to storm surge. And, Prince's longtime photographer, Afshin Shahidi, discusses his book "Prince: A Private View" and reflects on the two decades he spent documenting the artist's life.


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October 27, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:17:13 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 27, 2017 full broadcast, the House on Thursday narrowly passed a budget resolution, paving the way for the GOP to work out the details of its tax overhaul plan. We discuss what's next with NPR's Susan Davis. Also, musicians both on the mainland and in Puerto Rico are recording songs of hope and inspiration to raise money for Hurricane Maria relief efforts. José Massó, host of the Latin music show ¡Con Salsa!, joins us to listen to some of the music that's helping people cope. And amid GOP Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker speaking out against President Trump, we take a look at just how common it is for retiring or former political leaders to sound an alarm about the direction of their own party.


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October 27, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:11:10 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 27, 2017 full broadcast, ABC News political director Rick Klein and Univision's Enrique Acevedo join us to discuss the week's political developments. Also, the Las Vegas mass shooting injured more than 500 people — and many survivors face major medical expenses. And Lisa Ko's debut novel "The Leavers" is one of the five finalists for a National Book Award. We revisit our conversation with Ko about the book.


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October 26, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:11:15 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 26, 2017 full broadcast, host Jeremy Hobson digs into Missouri's political past, and what's driving the longtime purple state's apparent change to a light shade of red. Also, some Kansas City officials say the city's airport is too small and outdated to compete in a modern world. But some residents say its easy access and quirky design make it one of the best in the country. And this fall marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most explosive political events of the 20th century. We hear more about how Russians are remembering the Russian Revolution.


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October 26, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:23:57 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 26, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our Kansas City road trip by checking in with Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill on the GOP tax cut effort, the White House declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency and more. Also, Kansas City loves its barbecue — we get a crash course from Kansas City Star food editor Jill Silva, and visit one woman who along with her sister is among the few women barbecue pitmasters in the area. And CNN correspondent Will Ripley joins us to discuss his interview with a senior North Korean official, who says to take the threat of a hydrogen bomb test above the Pacific Ocean "literally."


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October 25, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:52:45 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 25, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage from our road trip to Kansas City with a look at public school funding in Kansas, a visit to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and a discussion with Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, who's next in line to get the state's top political job. Also we get an update on the corruption trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. And, amid a wave of reproductive telemedicine services, we learn about one birth control app that is under fire from anti-abortion activists.


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October 25, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:12:13 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 25, 2017 full broadcast, we open our broadcast from Kansas City with a look at how tax cuts implemented by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback in 2012 have impacted the state, and a discussion with two reporters about top stories that are resonating locally. Also, we take a closer look at who might fill Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's seat, after Flake's announcement Tuesday that he won't seek re-election next year. And one airline industry analyst joins us to discuss how airlines are assisting relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.


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October 24, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:10:43 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 24, 2017 full broadcast, we take a closer look at the tiny, for-profit, Montana-based company that has signed a $300 million contract to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid. Also, a majority of white Americans believe they face discrimination, according to a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. We examine this finding and more. And, Danielle Allen's new book "Cuz" is both a deeply moving biography of her cousin, Michael, and a discourse on the country's criminal justice system. We speak with the author.


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October 24, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:11:45 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 24, 2017 full broadcast, political analysts Angela Rye and Matt Mackowiak join us to discuss the feud between President Trump and retiring Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker, as Republicans continue their push to pass a tax cut. Also, it's been about six weeks since Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys, and getting the tourism industry back up and running is one of the top priorities. WLRN's Nancy Klingener shares an update on how residents are coping. And New York Times literary critic Dwight Garner discusses one 1970s novel that he says is worthy of acclaim.


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October 23, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:26:33 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 23, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on the 11-year-old Denver-area Cub Scout who's receiving national attention for asking a state senator about gun control and getting kicked out of his Cub Scout den. Also, Sears was once an icon of American consumer culture. Now the company has slipped billions of dollars into debt, and industry analysts are predicting the end. We speak with one historian about the company's better days. And, we have the story of retired Capt. Gary Michael Rose who is receiving the Medal of Honor today.


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October 23, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:33:03 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 23, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss some of the questions being raised about the U.S. mission in Niger after four American soldiers were killed earlier this month. Also, on July 1, 2015, a 32-year-old woman was fatally shot while walking with her father along San Francisco's waterfront. Two reporters from KQED unpack the facts and falsehoods surrounding the slaying of Kathryn Steinle — and the debate it's ignited. And former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin joins us to discuss writing about his experience as a rape survivor in his new book "Chasing Space."


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October 20, 2017: Hour 2

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:49:46 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 20, 2017 full broadcast, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley joins us to put recent remarks from former Presidents Bush and Obama — seen as a rebuke of President Trump — in context. Also, the hashtag #MeToo spread on social media this week. We take a closer look with Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English. And 55 years later, what is still misunderstood about the Cuban missile crisis?


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October 20, 2017: Hour 1

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:11:49 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 20, 2017 full broadcast, MSNBC's José Díaz-Balart and NPR's Domenico Montanaro join us to review the week in politics. Also, new research out of Germany is raising alarms about the health of the world's ecosystems. And Kate Shindle discusses her role in the Tony Award-winning musical "Fun Home," now touring the United States.


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October 19, 2017: Hour 2

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:23:25 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 19, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Kathleen Sebelius, who was secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2014 under former President Obama, about the latest health care news and the Affordable Care Act's future under President Trump. Also, one of the youngest victims in the Northern California wildfires was 14-year-old Kai Logan Shepherd of Redwood Valley. Mindi Ramos, Shepherd's aunt, joins us to discuss how the family is coping. And there are many lingering questions about the mission that ended in the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger earlier this month. We take a closer look with NPR's Greg Myre.


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October 19, 2017: Hour 1

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:12:17 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 19, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest from NPR's Ron Elving on Senate Republicans taking up a $4.1 trillion nonbinding budget that sets the stage for GOP tax cut legislation later this year. Also, author Kwame Alexander joins us to discuss his new young adult novel "Solo," which tells the story of a high school senior trying to figure out love, life's purpose and his place in his family. And the wildfires in Northern California hit Napa's wine country at one of its busiest times of the year. But the impact to the wine industry, while terrible for some, hasn't been as bad as it could have been.


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October 18, 2017: Hour 2

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:27:14 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 18, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with KNPR reporter Casey Morell about the Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos who spoke for the first time publicly about his experience the night a gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Also, one of the leading causes of preventable death in accidents is loss of blood. And one of the best ways to stop serious bleeding is with a tourniquet. We speak with one volunteer with the Stop the Bleed campaign to learn more. And, political analysts Angela Rye and Paris Dennard weigh in on Congressional efforts to overhaul the tax code, the bipartisan health care deal on cost-sharing reduction payments and more.


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October 18, 2017: Hour 1

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:14:00 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 18, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest in politics news from the week with NPR's Domenico Montanaro, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also we learn more about Daphne Caruana Galizia, the 53-year-old journalist who was assassinated in Malta in a car bombing earlier this week. And, in her memoir "Real American," author Julie Lythcott-Haims writes that growing up as the child of an African-American father and a white mother, she struggled with feelings of inadequacy and anger as her parents chose to raise her in predominantly white towns.


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October 17, 2017: Hour 2

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:27:00 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with former Trump campaign adviser Arthur Laffer, considered by many to be "the father of supply-side economics," the theory that forms the backbone of the Trump administration's current tax overhaul plan. Also, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson discusses her new book, "Be Fierce," which addresses the fallout from her successful harassment suit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, and proposes legislative and social changes that she believes can protect women. And, resident chef Kathy Gunst serves up a guide to cooking with cauliflower and broccoli that goes beyond steaming.


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October 17, 2017: Hour 1

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:10:07 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update on U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led forces retaking Raqqa, the Syrian city that has been the de facto ISIS capital, and what it means for the fight against ISIS from Mike Giglio, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Also, despite making some progress in battling wildfires, crews in California aren't letting their guard down yet. KQED's Dan Brekke joins us with the latest. And cities across the country — from Newark, New Jersey, to Tucson, Arizona — are going to great lengths to draw in the promised $5 billion investment and 50,000 jobs that come along with Amazon's HQ2.


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October 16, 2017: Hour 2

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:16:06 -0400

In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 16, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Margaret Trudeau, wife and mother to Canadian Prime Ministers, about her struggles with mental health and her work today as an advocate. Also we hear from one charter school director about a program designed to combat "school refusal," a condition characterized by anxiety, stress and depression that leaves kids unable to attend school. And, new "luxury" condos and apartment buildings are going up around the country to meet housing demand. But many of these buildings look like simple, plain boxes. One architecture critic explains how monotonous architecture actually negatively affects us.


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October 16, 2017: Hour 1

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:12:04 -0400

In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 16, 2017 full broadcast, the BBC's Anne Soy shares the latest on the truck bombing in Somalia's capital that killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more. Also, fires in Northern California have hit Napa's wine country hard. But they've also raged during harvest time for another cash crop: marijuana. And The Atlantic's Derek Thompson takes us inside Google X, a moonshot laboratory where minds come together to find innovative solutions to the world's major problems.


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