The latest from Here & Now
August 22, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our analysis of President Trump's speech about U.S. policy in Afghanistan by speaking with military analyst Jason Dempsey, a former Army officer who fought there. Also, author Kamila Shamsie joins us to discuss her new novel, which uses the Greek tragedy "Antigone" to tell the story of two British Muslim sisters whose lives are torn apart when their brother is recruited into ISIS. And "Manhunt: Unabomber," a new TV series on the Discovery Channel, shows how a FBI profiler used Ted Kaczynski's own words to track him down. We talk with former agent James R. Fitzgerald, played in the series by Sam Worthington.
August 22, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 22, 2017 full broadcast, retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, reacts to President Trump's remarks Monday night about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, and discusses what's next. Also, the conservationist community is mourning and police are investigating the killing of Wayne Lotter, a South African animal activist. Kelvin Alie, executive vice president of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, tells us more about Lotter's life and work. And after a number of public comments warning of the dangers of artificial intelligence, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now spearheaded an effort to ban so-called "killer robots."
August 21, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 21, 2017 full broadcast, we kick off eclipse anticipation by checking in with NPR science correspondent Joe Palca about what to look for, and what unexpected things could happen. Also we remember comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91. Plus we hear the latest on the search for 10 sailors missing from the USS John McCain after another U.S. Navy accident. And, does teaching poetry get in the way of enjoying it? Poet and professor Matthew Zapruder's new book shares ways to look at poetry anew.