Wednesday, September 13th 2017
September 13, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update from the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Irma, with a pastor on St. Thomas helping with relief efforts. Also, we discuss President Trump's discussions with lawmakers on tax overhaul, and his meeting with Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina about Charlottesville. And some schools in cities around the country are extending the school day. But does more time in the classroom mean an improvement in learning?
September 13, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage of the Irma cleanup effort in Florida with an update on housing challenges from NPR's Leila Fadel, and a report on damage in the Florida Keys from The Miami Herald's David Ovalle. Also, the summer is (unfortunately) coming to a close. KCRW's Chris Muckley shares tunes to help us look back and celebrate the season. And two recent studies have found strong evidence that intestinal bacteria play a role in multiple sclerosis, an incurable autoimmune disease. Sharon Begley of our partners at STAT tells us more about what the findings mean.