August 22, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our analysis of President Trump's speech about U.S. policy in Afghanistan by speaking with military analyst Jason Dempsey, a former Army officer who fought there. Also, author Kamila Shamsie joins us to discuss her new novel, which uses the Greek tragedy "Antigone" to tell the story of two British Muslim sisters whose lives are torn apart when their brother is recruited into ISIS. And "Manhunt: Unabomber," a new TV series on the Discovery Channel, shows how a FBI profiler used Ted Kaczynski's own words to track him down. We talk with former agent James R. Fitzgerald, played in the series by Sam Worthington.
August 22, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 22, 2017 full broadcast, retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, reacts to President Trump's remarks Monday night about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, and discusses what's next. Also, the conservationist community is mourning and police are investigating the killing of Wayne Lotter, a South African animal activist. Kelvin Alie, executive vice president of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, tells us more about Lotter's life and work. And after a number of public comments warning of the dangers of artificial intelligence, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now spearheaded an effort to ban so-called "killer robots."
August 21, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 21, 2017 full broadcast, we kick off eclipse anticipation by checking in with NPR science correspondent Joe Palca about what to look for, and what unexpected things could happen. Also we remember comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91. Plus we hear the latest on the search for 10 sailors missing from the USS John McCain after another U.S. Navy accident. And, does teaching poetry get in the way of enjoying it? Poet and professor Matthew Zapruder's new book shares ways to look at poetry anew.
August 18, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 18, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on terror attacks in Spain from NPR's Frank Langfitt in Barcelona. Also, St. Joseph, Missouri — population 75,000 — is expecting more than 100,000 visitors for the solar eclipse on Monday. We hear how the city and its residents are getting ready for a total eclipse of the heartland. And the bell in the British Parliament's iconic clock tower has been ringing since 1859, but it will fall silent on Monday. The BBC's Rich Preston tells us why.
August 18, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 18, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update from the BBC's Bahman Kalbasi on the latest in Spain, after police moved to counter a second terrorist attack early Friday morning in Cambrils, southwest of Barcelona. Also, NPR's Ron Elving and CNN's Juana Summers join us to take a look at the week in politics, which was dominated by reaction to President Trump's comments on violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. And will cloud cover obstruct your view of Monday's total solar eclipse? We take a look at the forecast with Jen Carfagno of The Weather Channel.
August 17, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update on a van slamming into pedestrians on Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. Also, Vice News Tonight correspondent Elle Reeve spent last weekend embedded with the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virgina. She joins Here & Now's Robin Young to describe what she saw. And fresh local corn is in season at farmers markets all over the country, and our resident chef Kathy Gunst has been taking advantage. She joins us with recipes and ideas, from a sautéed corn salad to buttermilk cornbread.
August 17, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at President Trump once again commenting on the effort to remove Confederate statues around the country, and why White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is making headlines Thursday, with NPR's Ron Elving. Also, NPR Asia editor Nishant Dahiya joins us with his picks for books that best illuminate the topic of partition, 70 years after British-ruled India was divided into India and Pakistan. And as sky-watchers look up to observe the total solar eclipse on Monday, what will animals be doing below? We check in with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog.
August 16, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 16, 2017 full broadcast, political analysts Angela Rye and Paris Dennard join us to continue discussion on President Trump's Tuesday news conference in which he again blamed "both sides" for deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Also, we hear the latest from the Philippines, where police killed more than 30 people in drug raids over a 24-hour period this week, thought to be the single-largest death toll in one day in the controversial drug war launched by President Rodrigo Duterte last year. And we prepare for the upcoming celestial event with our latest DJ Session: a soundtrack to the solar eclipse.
August 16, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 16, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to discuss reaction to President Trump's Tuesday press conference, in which he once again said there's blame on "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. Also, as newsrooms around the country turn to computer algorithms, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd got to thinking about his own future in the business. He takes us to the Washington Post newsroom, where a news-writing algorithm is already producing stories. And we dig into the history of white supremacist groups in the U.S. with historians Ed Ayers and Nathan Connolly, co-hosts of the podcast BackStory.
August 15, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at what more CEOs leaving President Trump's business council could mean for the Trump administration with MSNBC's Ali Velshi. Also, before science was able to explain how and why solar eclipses happened, civilizations came up with their own interpretation. We take a historical journey through the mythology, history and science of eclipses with author Bryan Brewer. And a new study in Kentucky is raising alarms about teens' mental health in the state.
August 15, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we continue to discuss the political reverberations from the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, including news of additional CEOs resigning from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council. Also, author Peter Brannen examines the five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth in his new book "The Ends of the World." He joins the program to share what happened to cause these crises and to determine what our future might bring. And, we speak with the founder of a Facebook group for "elder orphans" -- those over the age of 55 living without a spouse or kids.
August 14, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 14, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage of news from Charlottesville, Virginia, speaking with Kerry Haynie of Duke University about race and the White House's response to violence over the weekend. Also, Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism joins us to take a look at the white supremacist groups behind the rally. Plus, we look at how the Pakistan-India partition has been portrayed by India's film industry through the years. And we hear from the author of a new book on the Treaty of Versailles about how the agreement was assembled and why its legacy has been mixed.
August 14, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 14, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest news and reaction from Charlottesville, Virgina, in the wake of violence between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters at a rally over the weekend. Also, in a few weeks, teenagers will stumble bleary eyed and yawning into middle and high schools to beat that early morning bell. But in California, that could change by 2020. And we hear more about the state of Indiana stepping in to rescue a privately run highway project that's two years behind schedule and far from complete.
August 11, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 11, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Greg Myre joins us to discuss the latest on U.S.-North Korea tensions, and how the current climate compares to previous disputes between the two countries. Also, next week is the 70th anniversary of the partition of India and Pakistan. Moeed Yusuf, associate vice president of the Asia Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace, joins us to consider the partition's legacy in Pakistan. And in Seattle, some companies and organizations — pushed by state and local government — are working to reduce the number of solo-car commutes by charging for parking by the day.
August 11, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 11, 2017 full broadcast, Fox News' Chad Pergram and NPR's Geoff Bennett join us to discuss the week in politics, which was dominated by escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea, and President Trump's rhetoric. Also, two LGBT advocacy groups have filed the first federal lawsuit against Trump's ban on transgender troops. We hear from one of the lawyers on the case. And Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency in New Orleans, with more rain expected in the city through the weekend. We get the latest on what's happening on the ground, and what residents and officials are doing to prepare.
August 10, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 10, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss North Korea's tumultuous history with the U.S. and the world with John Feffer of the Institute for Policy Studies. Also, while President Trump has drawn the media's attention, the members of his cabinet have been busy implementing his agenda. We continue our department-by-department check-in on what the cabinet has done so far with a look at Steven Mnuchin and the Treasury Department. And Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson sits down with his favorite childhood DJ Mike Haile to listen to classic summer oldies, including Chicago's "Saturday in the Park."
August 10, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 10, 2017 full broadcast, BBC correspondent Yogita Limaye tells us how escalating U.S.-North Korea tensions are playing out in South Korea. Also, we hear how new robotic milking systems and other technologies are changing the way families who have farmed for generations live their daily lives. And Israel's leader is at the center of a multi-faceted corruption probe that includes members of his staff and family. Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, discusses ongoing investigations involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
August 9, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we continue analysis on U.S.-North Korea relations, including the North Korean military's threats to attack Guam and reaction to President Trump's vow to respond to threats "with fire and fury like the world has never seen." Also, we take a closer look at the sudden closing of one of Broadway's most popular shows, "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812." And we remember music legend Glen Campbell, who died Tuesday at the age of 81, through his partnership with songwriter Jimmy Webb.