May 23, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 23, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Frank Langfitt joins Here & Now's Robin Young with the latest from Manchester, England, after an explosion at a concert killed more than 20 people on Monday night. Also, we speak with CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo about the GOP health care plan, President Trump, the growing opioid crisis and other health issues. And we hear from Vera Bergengruen of McClatchy News, who has done a deep dive on former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections to Turkey.
May 23, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 23, 2017 full broadcast, Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest on the investigation into what happened at Manchester Arena from the BBC's Rob Watson. Also, would you invite perfect strangers to your home for a meal you've cooked? We explore the idea with home chef Surinder Marbha, who hosts Indian dinners through the app EatWith in Dallas. And the Trump administration budget proposal out Tuesday calls for sharp cuts to social programs. We take a closer look at some of the specifics with NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben.
May 22, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 22, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest from Washington, including preparations to release a budget proposal that's expected to slash social programs while President Trump is visiting Israel. Also, journalist Jeffrey Gettleman joins us to talk about his memoir, "Love, Africa." And earlier this month, Puerto Rico filed for a type of bankruptcy. We learn how Puerto Ricans are feeling about the latest austerity measures.
May 22, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 22, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest on President Trump's trip to Israel with Neri Zilber, a journalist and adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, who is reporting from Jerusalem. Also, in heavily Republican Montana, the race between Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte has gained national attention. The editor of The Montana Standard joins us to check in on where the contest stands. And researchers say they have discovered the highest density of trash in the world on a tiny, remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
May 19, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 19, 2017 full broadcast, millions of Iranians vote Friday to decide the country's next president. We speak with Steve Inskeep, who is in Iran, about what voters are saying on election day. Also, Lisa Ko's debut novel "The Leavers" tells the story of Deming Guo, whose mother Polly, an immigrant from China living in the U.S. illegally, disappears when he's 11 years old. And with suicide rates on the rise, mental health advocates are searching for prevention answers.
May 19, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 19, 2017 full broadcast, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post and ABC News' Rick Klein join Here & Now's Robin Young and Peter O'Dowd to review the week in politics, and look ahead to President Trump's first foreign trip. Also, in recent years we've been getting to know a lot of wild animals on a first-name basis through national and international news stories. We discuss what's in an animal name with Vicki Croke. And with every new presidential administration, a flood of young people move to the District of Columbia and transform neighborhoods, bars and even the dating scene.
May 18, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 18, 2017 full broadcast, with impeachment talk mounting, we speak with historian Allan Lichtman about the history of impeachment and how the process works. Also, KCRW's Mario Cotto shares new music with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson, including sounds from the artist Rostam and the electronic producer Bibio. And Roger Ailes, the longtime chairman and CEO of Fox News, has died at 77. NPR's David Folkenflik joins us to discuss Ailes' life and legacy.
May 18, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 18, 2017 full broadcast, Robert Mueller has been appointed as special counsel to investigate ties between Russia and Trump associates. We take a closer look at reaction to the selection with NPR's Geoff Bennett. Also, our resident chef Kathy Gunst has been taking advantage of the abundance of asparagus that's in season and in the market, and joins us with recipes. And we speak with Wilson Center analyst Aaron David Miller about how President Trump is likely to be received abroad as he departs for his first foreign trip Friday.
May 17, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 17, 2017 full broadcast, legal scholar Alan Dershowitz joins us to discuss whether it was a crime for President Trump to ask then-FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections to Russia. Also, we pay a visit to chef Barbara Lynch's Boston restaurant No. 9 Park, and discuss her new memoir, "Out of Line: A Life of Playing With Fire." And we hear a report on a reclusive music heir donating his 500-piece vintage guitar and mandolin collection to a Nashville university.
May 17, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 17, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Geoff Bennett joins us to talk about the response on Capitol Hill to news that President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia. Also, Diana Henriques was the first reporter to interview disgraced financier Bernie Madoff after he'd gone to prison for orchestrating a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Now her book, "The Wizard of Lies," has been made into an HBO film. And a longtime civil rights attorney in Philadelphia won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in a seven-way race to become the city’s next district attorney.
May 16, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 16, 2017 full broadcast, potent drug combinations have become a common part of the opioid epidemic. We speak with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine about how one combination named "gray death" has impacted the state. Also, Henry David Thoreau is rightly known for the time he spent at Walden Pond. But a new book offers a different take on the famous author and naturalist. And the question of how much caffeine is too much for kids is top of mind Tuesday, after a South Carolina high school student died from ingesting too much caffeine.
May 16, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 16, 2017 full broadcast, former NATO Commander James Stavridis reacts to reports that President Trump gave classified information to Russian officials during a White House meeting last week. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses the administration's infrastructure plan with Ray LaHood, who served as transportation secretary under former President Obama from 2009 to 2013. And do you ever wonder what happens to all that cash that goes in and out of U.S. banks? Christina Estes of Here & Now contributor KJZZ takes us to one cash-processing center in Phoenix.
May 15, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May, 15, 2017 full broadcast, we look at the latest news from Washington, including the Supreme Court's rejection of an appeal over the North Carolina ID case and President Trump's plan to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. Also, the Cherokee Nation is taking prescription painkiller distributors to tribal court. We hear more about the lawsuit from Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree. And, New York Times columnist Ron Lieber shares one foolproof trick for getting getting proper customer service: an "Executive Email Carpet Bomb."
May 15, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May, 15, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss online dating apps — and their impact on marriage and breakups — with Stanford University sociologist Michael Rosenfeld and Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe. Also, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets President Trump at the White House on Tuesday. We speak with Egemen Bagis, a senior member of Erdogan's political party, about tensions between the two NATO allies. And the ride-hailing app Lyft is getting together with Waymo to develop self-driving car technology. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson tells us more about the move's implications.
May 12, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 12, 2017 full broadcast, how has privatization impacted our digital lives? Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses with computer scientist and technology writer Jaron Lanier. Also, we unpack how the firing of FBI Director James Comey reverberated this week on social media with Femi Oke. And what if you could get someone else to pick up the responsibility of raising a child? We hear a report about a bird that's figured out how to do just that.
May 12, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 12, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Ron Elving and CNN's Juana Summers join Here & Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson to discuss the fallout from the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Also, the not-for-profit health advocacy group The Fishing Partnership says it hopes to make the overdose reversal drug Narcan a staple in every ship's medical kit. We check in with a Massachusetts lobsterman and one of the partnership's health facilitators about their efforts. And scientists say melting permafrost could cause bacteria and viruses that have long been dormant to spring back to life.
May 11, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 11, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our weeklong series on privatization in the U.S. with conversations about privately-owned public space, and public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Also, the EB-5 visa program has long been controversial, but it's facing new scrutiny. We discuss how the visas work with Hiroshi Motomura, a professor of immigration and citizenship at the UCLA School of Law. And lawmakers are returning to their districts after the House approved a new health care overhaul, and they're hearing from constituents who oppose the plan.
May 11, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 11, 2017 full broadcast, historians Brian Balogh and Nathan Connolly join us to put President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey into historical context. Also, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe in northern Arizona are scrambling to keep a coal-fired power plant and coal mine from closing in 2019. And workers removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis before dawn on Thursday in New Orleans. We hear more on what the monument's removal means from a Clemson University history professor.
May 10, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's May 10, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our analysis of FBI Director James Comey's firing by President Trump with New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis, NPR's Geoff Bennett, former intelligence officer Malcolm Nance and Republican strategist Paris Dennard. Also, what impact has the boom in private defense contractors had on the U.S. military? We discuss privatization in the military with Molly Dunigan of RAND Corp. And underdog-turned-star Isaiah Thomas has played a key role in the Boston Celtics' NBA playoff run. We hear a profile of Thomas, who is coping with the recent death of his younger sister.
May 10, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's May 10, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest on President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey with "The Secrets of the FBI" author Ron Kessler, Democratic Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and NPR's Scott Horsley. Also, author Dennis Lehane is known for gritty crime thrillers that feature hard-headed male protagonists. But at the center of his new book is a woman with a troubled past. And is it too soon to write the obituary for populism in Europe after the results of the French election? We discuss with a European politics analyst.