October 18, 2017: Hour 2
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.
October 18, 2017: Hour 1
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.
October 17, 2017: Hour 2
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.
October 17, 2017: Hour 1
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.
October 16, 2017: Hour 2
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.
October 16, 2017: Hour 1
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.
October 13, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 13, 2017 full broadcast, security analyst Jim Walsh joins us to discuss President Trump's move to not certify the Iran nuclear deal, and its implications. Also, we check in with WBUR's Simón Rios, who has been traveling with Puerto Ricans from the mainland who are helping with the relief effort on the island after Hurricane Maria. And in Santa Rosa, California, KZST-FM abandoned its normal music programming and is broadcasting live coverage of the Northern California wildfires — even though staffers were advised to evacuate.
October 13, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 13, 2017 full broadcast, Jesse Holland of the Associated Press and Beth Fouhy of NBC News and MSNBC join us to review the week in politics, including President Trump's latest move against the Affordable Care Act. Also, we hear from Jonathan Wachtel, the former communications director for the U.S. mission to the U.N., who says the Iran nuclear deal is "a bad deal" that needs to be strengthened. And the Las Vegas massacre has security experts and concert venues thinking even more carefully about how to improve security. One analyst weighs in on how to prepare for threats.
October 12, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 12, 2017 full broadcast, New York Times reporter Thomas Gibbons-Neff tells us more about the recent ambush in Niger that left four members of a Green Beret unit dead, and U.S. military operations in West Africa. Also, after the Las Vegas massacre there have been renewed calls for gun control. But the larger debate over gun control has a long history in the U.S. And two German artists have just completed a project in which they dragged a large foam pen around the desert. Wolfgang Aichner and Thomas Huber explain the thinking behind the journey.
October 12, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 12, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with Napa County official Diane Dillon for the latest on wildfire damage in Northern California. Also, host Jeremy Hobson talks with former White House chief of staff, defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta about the Trump White House, North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal and more. And we meet one man who's made it his life's mission to help those diagnosed with ALS.
October 11, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we get another update on the dangerous wildfire conditions expected to continue in Northern California. Also, writer and editor Tina Brown discusses the allegations of sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein, who she describes as "fearful," "paranoid" and having a "personal grossness." And, we welcome KCRW DJ Raul Campos for a listen to music from Beck, Cut Chemist, The War on Drugs and more in this week's DJ Session.
October 11, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we get a report on the latest from Northern California as the region copes with deadly wildfires from KQED's Lesley McClurg, who's been in the hard-hit city of Santa Rosa. Also, in Cressida Cowell's new novel "The Wizards of Once," readers embark on a series of adventures involving giants, wildcats, sprites, dungeons and magic. And today is National Coming Out Day — something that didn't exist when longtime gay rights activist Cleve Jones came out. We revisit our 2016 conversation with Jones about his memoir "When We Rise: My Life in the Movement."
October 10, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 10, 2017 full broadcast, Sonoma County supervisor Shirlee Zane surveyed wildfire damage from the air, and joins us to describe devastated neighborhoods. Also, are private schools worth the cost? We discuss some of the different considerations for parents and kids with Pearl Kane, professor and director of the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. And as the opioid crisis continues to grow, some medical researchers are championing virtual reality technology to help patients deal with pain.
October 10, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 10, 2017 full broadcast, deadly wildfires in Northern California have led to more evacuations in Napa and Sonoma counties. We get the latest on the situation from KQED's Brian Watt. Also, we speak with chef, author and CNN host Anthony Bourdain about the new documentary "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste," and how Americans think about food. And historian Julian Zelizer joins us to discuss President Trump's feuds with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Republican Sen. Bob Corker.
October 9, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the latest on the situation in Afghanistan and why the country's president is confident military forces will soon rout the Taliban. Also we hear from this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard Thaler, on his work in behavioral economics. And, we listen to the tunes of singer and comedian Randy Rainbow, who has gained close to a million followers on social media for his Broadway satires that take on political themes.
October 9, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at the new immigration proposal from President Trump and what demands it makes of legislation related to DACA. Also, we speak with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about Puerto Rico's debt problem after Hurricanes Irma and Maria and what the federal government's role will be in helping the territory. And, for some kids, chronic absenteeism from school can be part of a condition called "school refusal," mental health professionals say. We hear from one therapist and clinical social worker about why some kids refuse to go to school and what schools can do to help these students.
October 6, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest from Las Vegas from KNPR reporter Casey Morell. Also, two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the vast majority of the island remains without electricity. We learn more about the challenges in restoring power, and what Puerto Rico could do to strengthen its grid. And "Blade Runner" was released in 1982 and is now hailed as a science fiction masterpiece. But it wouldn’t have made it to the silver screen without Hampton Fancher.
October 6, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the week in politics with Chad Pergram of Fox News and Abby Phillip of The Washington Post. Also, "You Can't Turn That Into A House" takes home improvement to a new level: transforming old grain silos, shipping containers and more into small houses. And seven of the nine Nobel Prize winners in science this year were Americans. But will the U.S. be able to continue that trend?
October 5, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 5, 2017 full broadcast, Las Vegas Sun reporter Chris Kudialis joins us with the latest on the investigation into Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, and describes how the city has been reacting. Also, a 1996 mass shooting in Australia became a catalyst for the enactment of sweeping gun laws in the country. We revisit our 2014 conversation with the Australian deputy prime minister at the time, Tim Fischer, who helped pass the gun control laws. And Nina Mitchell was 26 years old when she suffered a massive stroke that robbed her of her speech and mobility. She joins Here & Now's Robin Young to tell her story.
October 5, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 5, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with John Sepulvado in Las Vegas for the latest on the investigation into gunman Stephen Paddock. Also, the title of Grammy Award-winning drummer Antonio Sánchez's new album "Bad Hombre" comes from then-candidate Donald Trump's comment during a presidential debate. Sánchez joins us to discuss the album, Trump and becoming a U.S. citizen. And our resident chef Kathy Gunst celebrates apple season with a guide to her favorite varieties, and three recipes that take advantage of the fruit.