September 20, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with Associated Press reporter Peter Orsi in Mexico City about what he's been seeing in the aftermath of a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday. Also, Republican Congressional leaders are making one last push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News' chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner joins us to discuss the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill and its prospects. And have you ever noticed that the Statue of Liberty isn't standing still? In his new picture book "Her Right Foot," author Dave Eggers uses the statue's seeming mobility to teach kids about the importance of immigration and immigrants.
September 20, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we continue updated coverage of both Hurricane Maria, which has made landfall in Puerto Rico, and the magnitude 7.1 earthquake Tuesday in Mexico City. Also we welcome political analysts Jamal Simmons and Paris Dennard to discuss President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday and the most recent GOP efforts to do away with the Affordable Care Act. And, we talk with playwright Sarah Ruhl, whose new production "For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday" was written as a present to her mother.