In hour two of Here & Now's March 28, 2017 full broadcast, we look at what's behind the daily wave of worry people experience during times of change, and how you can stop worrying. Also, we hear from reporters based in London and Brussels to get a sense of how negotiations between the EU and the U.K. will play out as the Brexit process begins. And, we cover the day's news in politics, from mounting pressure for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes to step away from his committee's Russia investigation to President Trump's executive order on climate change.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 28, 2017 full broadcast, what goes into writing a dictionary? In her new book, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper shares a behind-the-scenes look at the process. Also, we hear from one of the co-authors of a new report on segregation in the Chicago region. And when President Trump signed an executive order banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries in January, one family in Portland, Maine, was watching every development with great concern.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 27, 2017 full broadcast, health care coverage continues. Political analysts Jamal Simmons and Paris Dennard discuss how the failure of the Republican health care overhaul on Friday has ricocheted politically on President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democrats. Also, historian Nancy Tomes explains why problems with the health care system in the United States are nothing new, and how our uneven, expensive and complicated system came to be. And we turn to the latest in Russia, where hundreds of people were arrested in the country's biggest protests in years.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 27, 2017 full broadcast, author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin joins us to compare the GOP health care bill's defeat to past presidential setbacks, and discuss Donald Trump's young presidency. Also, in the wake of the American Health Care Act's failure, what's next for health care? We discuss with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News. And, we've been wondering how a city's color palette comes to be, and what impact it has on the people who live there. Laurie Pressman of the Pantone Color Institute joins us to take a closer look.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 24, 2017 full broadcast, we hear why a photo tweeted by Vice President Mike Pence drew mockery and reaction on Twitter. Also, we revisit our December 2016 conversation with actor Mark Wahlberg about the film "Patriots Day," and why the project was a personal one for the native Bostonian. Also, we hear more about Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signing a bill Thursday lowering the state's DUI limit from .08 percent to .05 percent — making it the lowest in the nation.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 24, 2017 full broadcast, we review the week in politics -- including the showdown Friday over the Republican health care bill -- with journalists Gregory Moore and Rick Klein. Also, we speak with a BBC reporter who has been on the ground in Mosul about scenes of devastation there after months of fighting. And we talk with a social psychologist about a new study that found drivers are less likely to stop at a crosswalk when pedestrians are black.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 23, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with musician Alex Lacamoire, the man behind the music for Broadway hits like "Hamilton" and "Dear Evan Hansen," about his life and career. Also, we hear more about a public health initiative that's using cardboard boxes to reduce cases of sudden infant death syndrome. And we talk with Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott about the Denali Commission, an agency which helps rural Alaskans, and why it's on President Trump's budget chopping block. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 23, 2017 full broadcast, we review key moments from Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings this week. Also, we hear more about the attack Wednesday in London from BBC correspondent Rob Waston, and get an update on the upcoming House vote on the Republican health care overhaul bill. And Minnesota Public Radio's Ryan Lohr joins us for an opera edition of our DJ Sessions.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 22, 2017 full broadcast, we follow the latest news from London after reports of a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament that London police say they are treating "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." Also we share four things you should know about revisions to the proposed American Health Care Act, which is headed to the House for a vote Thursday. And we speak with actor Woody Harrelson, who makes his return to comedy in the film "Wilson."
In hour one of Here & Now's March 22, 2017 full broadcast, we preview Thursday's "crucial" vote on the GOP health care overhaul with NPR's Alison Kodjak, amid some Republicans saying the current party plan does not go far enough to undo the Affordable Care Act. Also, college counselor Lisa Micele joins us with tips on what 10th-graders — and their parents — should be thinking about when it comes to planning for college. And one doctor tells us about the shift in many communities toward treating violence as a disease, and employing tried-and-true public health methods as treatment.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 21, 2017 full broadcast, we take a deeper look at Trump campaign ties to Russia amid yesterday's announcement of an FBI investigation from Director James Comey. Also we speak with the attorney representing journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who had a seizure after he opened an animated GIF sent to him on Twitter by an anonymous account. And our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares her guide to cooking with rice, an ingredient she says is useful because it both enhances and is enhanced by other flavors.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 21, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss what we're learning about Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Senate confirmation hearings continue into day two. Also, MSNBC host and reporter Chris Hayes joins us to talk about race and criminal justice in the United States, the focal point of his new book, "A Colony in a Nation." And we explore why public transportation ridership numbers are down in most major American cities, and whether ride-sharing apps like Uber are to blame.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 20, 2017 full broadcast, we listen in to FBI Director James Comey's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Monday regarding Russian election hacking, Trump administration ties to Russia and President Trump's unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama wiretapped him. Also we speak with Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo about her role in the Syfy channel show "The Expanse," and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on the future of the city. And we remember Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jimmy Breslin, who died Sunday at the age of 88.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 20, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday on Russia, President Trump's unsubstantiated wiretapping claim and more. Also, can social media help college applicants stand out to schools? We talk with the founder of a company that works with students to curate their social media content to be appealing to prospective colleges. And we hear how New England ski resorts are adapting to a warming climate, and how the industry is transforming.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 17, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asia tour, and his comments about the U.S. approach to North Korea. Also, psychologist and author Susan David joins us to talk about her new book "Emotional Agility," and explain how adaptability provides the tools to face difficult emotions, evaluate them and move forward. And we round out our weeklong health care series by hearing answers on how members of Congress get health insurance, and how they pay for it.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 16, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Tamara Keith joins us to break down some of the key aspects of the Trump administration's budget blueprint. Also, we meet the man behind the iconic "Seinfeld" theme. And we take a look at the new film "The Belko Experiment," and hear why it's a change of pace for screenwriter and producer James Gunn.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 16, 2017 full broadcast, a law professor joins us to talk through the legal challenges to President Trump's new revised travel ban, and his vow to battle "judicial overreach." Also, we take a tour through the history of the so-called "deep state," a phrase that two historians say is as old as America itself. And Richard Rubin, U.S. tax policy reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins us to talk about the "Cadillac tax" as we continue our weeklong health care series.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 15, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest on lawmakers ramping up pressure on congressional investigations into Russian election hacking, and Trump team ties to Russia. Also, author James Crawford joins us to talk about his new book "Fallen Glory," and lessons we can learn from the rise and fall of history's great buildings. And writer Kathryn Schulz tells us about her New Yorker essay titled "Losing Streak," and what she learned about how to process loss.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 15, 2017 full broadcast, with the Affordable Care Act under fire, we look at the future of mandated "essential health benefits" in our third installment of the "Health Care, Explained" series. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official trip to Asia comes at a volatile time in the region. We speak with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh for more on what to expect. And, how the Trump administration cost the business travel industry $185 million in the one week following the original travel ban in January.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 14, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest on politics both domestic and abroad, with updates on the Republican health care proposal and, from the U.K., British Parliament's passage of the Brexit bill. Also we speak with author Erica Armstrong Dunbar about her book on how one of George Washington's slaves escaped to freedom. And we look at food "share tables," a new concept hitting schools that allows students to donate unwanted food to their hungry classmates.