In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 24, 2017 full broadcast, we hear how aid workers in South Sudan — the newest country in the world — are working to prevent a humanitarian disaster. Also, we speak with choreographer William Forsythe about his ballet "Artifact," which he has reshaped into a new production called "Artifact 2017." And we hear why Dubai's self-flying taxis have some hurdles to clear before taking off.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 24, 2017 full broadcast, Univision's Maria Elena Salinas and former Denver Post editor Greg Moore join us to discuss the week's politics storylines -- from angry town hall crowds to President Trump's remarks at CPAC on Friday. Also, we speak with one author about a group of Harvard women who studied the stars at the turn of the 20th century. And we check in with Rhett Miller, one of the co-founders of alt-country band Old 97's, about the group's recently released album "Graveyard Whistling."
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 23, 2017 full broadcast, our resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us with recipes for Oscar-night finger food. Also, we take a closer look at why some cities are turning to car-free zones. And we talk with Dr. Doug Hudgins, program scientist for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program, about the recent discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 23, 2017 full broadcast, the society editor for the Palm Beach Daily News joins us for a look inside Mar-a-Lago, and how President Trump fits into the ritzy Palm Beach, Florida, social scene. Also, what makes an effective protest movement? We hear more from a historian and author of the book "Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism." And we take a closer look at the state of Maine's proposal to ban using food stamps to buy soda and candy.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with author Mark Sundeen about his book "The Unsettlers," which follows three families of modern homesteaders who've taken radical steps to live differently. Also, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to discuss how angry constituents are applying pressure at some lawmakers' town hall meetings. And we look at how researchers who studied beaches from California to Washington found that shorelines retreated 76 percent more than usual last winter.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Oscars co-producer Michael De Luca about what it's been like preparing to put on the 89th Academy Awards. Also, the director and founder of Stanford University’s National Performance of Dams Program joins us to discuss the Oroville Dam failure in California, and the lessons it might teach. And we talk with one of the producers behind "Planet Earth II."
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 21, 2017 full broadcast, a film music historian joins us to take a listen to some of the nominees for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. Also, a member of the Two Kettle Lakota tribe weighs in on an order issued last week for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave their camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. And we explore new analysis from the Census Bureau that found only one-third of Americans are putting money into a workplace retirement account.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 21, 2017 full broadcast, retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis joins us to explain why he thinks President Trump made a wise choice in new national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Also, longtime China watcher John Pomfret tells us more about the U.S. relationship with China under Trump. And we talk with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye about the impending closure of the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona, and the economic impact he says it will have.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest on Mike Pence's first foreign trip as vice president — a series of meetings with officials from the European Union, the European Council and NATO in Brussels. Also, we speak with one law professor about the legal rules surrounding hate speech in light of controversial remarks from Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. And with Florida's death penalty in limbo, we visit the last inmate to live in Cell 1 — the cell Florida inmates stay in before they’re executed.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we review the weekend's politics storylines — including President Trump's rally in Florida and candidates to be the next national security adviser — with NPR's Tamara Keith. Also, food entrepreneur Ian Purkayastha joins us to talk about his memoir "Truffle Boy," and how he worked his way up through the industry. And we revisit a 2014 conversation with author Charles R. Cross about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, on what would have been the musician's 50th birthday.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at artists taking classical music in interesting new directions in the latest installment of our DJ Sessions. Also, we recap another busy week in politics with NPR's Domenico Montanaro, and review news from the first month of the Trump presidency. And we hear how researchers in Boston are exploring the connection between sight and sound.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with two historians about why Donald Trump isn't the first president to challenge the judiciary. Also, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum explains why he's ordered people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to leave the camp where they've been living for months. And we hear why, if you want to watch a movie on a flight, you may soon have to rely on your own device instead of a seat-back TV.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 16, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with a law professor about whether or not you have to comply if a border agent asks you to unlock your phone. Also, we revisit our conversation with hip-hop artist Frank Waln, and his efforts to be a role model for young Native Americans.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 16, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Jason Kander, who after waging an unsuccessful challenge against a GOP incumbent in Missouri last year has started a voting rights group called Let America Vote. Also, one political economist joins us to take a closer look at right-to-work laws. And we hear how China's recent ban on carfentanil could have a big impact on the opioid crisis in the U.S.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with author Christina Baker Kline about her new novel "A Piece of the World," inspired by the woman in the iconic 1940s painting "Christina's World." Also, what is Russia doing in Afghanistan? We discuss Russia's activity in the region with the vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. And we hear how, for some refugee kids in California, soccer offers a path to college.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we analyze what was discussed during President Trump's joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Also, we talk with one author and professor about propaganda in the age of fake news. And we hear from a doctor in Louisville, Kentucky, about the city receiving more than 50 overdose emergency calls in a 32-hour span last week.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 14, 2017 full broadcast, our security analyst joins us to take a look at the national security implications of Michael Flynn's resignation. Also, does so-called "manly work" still exist? One professor joins us to weigh in on manufacturing jobs in the U.S., and President Trump's campaign promises. And we hear how the Trump administration's trade policies could impact the cattle industry.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 14, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss reaction to national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation Monday night. Also, journalist and author Stephen Kinzer joins us to discuss his new book "The True Flag," and how the century-old debate over "American empire" still resonates. And we revisit our conversation with director Robert Zemeckis about his latest film, World War II romance-drama "Allied," from November 2016.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with an official from one Canada border community about the increasing number of refugees crossing into the country from the U.S. Also, we hear from Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary and member of the White House Faith Advisory Council, about how evangelicals feel the Trump administration is doing so far. And we look at new training for Cleveland police that accounts for addiction and mental illness when making arrests.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with a Wilson Center scholar about the U.S. strategy going forward in Afghanistan, after more than 15 years of fighting. Also, we take a closer look at NAFTA's economic impact in Canada, and how Trump's promise to renegotiate the deal could affect major industries on both sides of the border. And we discuss White House adviser Stephen Miller's rise to prominence with New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush.