In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with virtuoso organist Cameron Carpenter about his mission to change the whole organ world. Also, after a busy week of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a look back at some of the key moments.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we recap and discuss a busy week in presidential politics with Univision's Maria Elena Salinas and Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa. Also, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans joins us to preview the new HBO series "The Young Pope," and whether or not it will find popularity with an American audience.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 12, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with John S. Knight fellow Veronica Chambers and contributor Sarah Lewis, a professor at Harvard University, about First Lady Michelle Obama and her impact. Also, how are hospitals reacting to a potential repeal of Obamacare? We talk with the president and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association about what's at stake.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 12, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Leon Panetta, the former defense secretary and CIA director, about President-elect Donald Trump, the intelligence community and the future of American foreign policy. Also, KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad joins us for the latest installment of the Here & Now DJ Sessions.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with ABC News political director Rick Klein about President-elect Donald Trump's news conference. Also, Japanese composer, pianist and drummer Yoshiki joins us to talk about his life in music, and upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss President-elect Donald Trump's news conference and President Barack Obama's farewell speech with NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, we hear how Finland is beginning an experiment with universal basic income.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 10, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with a New York Times Magazine staff writer about Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' career, and where he stands on the issues. Sessions is President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general pick. Also, how have past presidents approached their farewell address? We take a look back, from Harry Truman to George W. Bush.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 10, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with the editors of the new book "We Are The Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama." Also, Dropkick Murphys vocalist, bassist and songwriter Ken Casey joins us to discuss the band's new album, and how it takes on the opioid epidemic.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Dr. Sylvia Tara, author of "The Secret Life of Fat," about the book, and how genetics, microbes and even viruses can affect how much we weigh. Also, educator Sharif El-Mekki joins us to discuss his efforts to encourage more black men to pursue careers in education.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look ahead at what could be Washington's most important week before Trump takes office, with Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet picks beginning and a news conference with the president-elect scheduled for Wednesday. Also, we revisit a conversation with Anita Colon, whose brother, Robert Holbrook, was sentenced to life more than two decades ago for a crime he committed on his 16th birthday.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss President-elect Donald Trump's briefing with U.S. intelligence leaders about their conclusion that Russian hackers interfered with the presidential election. Also, we talk with author Ben Westhoff about his book "Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap."
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we revisit our August 2016 conversation with singer-songwriter Lori McKenna, who is up for four Grammys next month. Also, we hear a report from Texas, where there have been a growing number of weddings taking place at one renaissance festival.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 5, 2017 full broadcast, we revisit our 2015 conversation with the co-creators of the podcast "Welcome To Night Vale." Also, we hear from Andrea Dew Steele, founder and president of Emerge America, about a surge in women interested in running for office in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 5, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with the historians behind the radio show and podcast BackStory about why President-elect Donald Trump wouldn't be the first U.S. president to have an unlikely friendship with a controversial world power. Also, what would repealing Obamacare mean for health care's future? We discuss with Julie Rovner, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 4, 2017 full broadcast, we hear more about an Inauguration Day controversy involving a historically black Alabama college's marching band. Also, what challenges will Afghanistan -- and the United States' role there -- present for the incoming Trump administration? We take a closer look.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 4, 2017 full broadcast, we sit down for a discussion with Andy Cohen, the Bravo TV executive behind the "Real Housewives" franchise, host of the late night show "Watch What Happens Live" and author of the new diary "Superficial." Also, we hear from Anita Foeman, founder of the DNA Discussion Project, which aims to use genetic testing to help bridge racial and political differences.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 3, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with a sociologist about the trial of Dylann Roof, and how it's resonating among white supremacist groups. Also, Politico reporter Ken Vogel joins the program to talk about President-elect Donald Trump's use of a private security force, and what it means with Inauguration Day approaching.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 3, 2017 full broadcast, we hear from Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh about the national security threat posed by North Korea, and how the incoming Trump administration might deal with it. Also, we speak with 2017 TED prize winner, Dr. Raj Panjabi, who's bringing much-needed health care to the people of Liberia, the country he grew up in.
In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 2, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with reporter Dale Maharidge, who along with photographer Matt Black took a look at America's working poor for a new article in Smithsonian Magazine. Also, we talk with Arizona Republic reporter Craig Harris about a recent investigation that found that, almost two decades later, the Navajo Nation has little to show for the more than $1 billion it accepted from a federal program to build houses.
In hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 2, 2017 full broadcast, we look ahead to what Republican lawmakers' biggest priorities will be with Congress set to return tomorrow. Also, although Donald Trump is not president yet, his words still carry a lot of weight. Matt Slaughter, dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, discusses the power the president has to move markets.