September 11, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we check in with Marco Island, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Fort Myers to see how cities across Florida are dealing with and recovering from Irma, now a tropical storm. Also we turn to President Trump's remarks this morning from the Pentagon in observance of the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. And, Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding joins us to discuss her new album, "Exposure," which will be created over the course of 77 hours while being streamed on Facebook Live.
September 11, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest updates on Irma's impact in Florida from NPR's Camila Domonoske and meteorologist Jeff Huffman of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. Also, on Sept. 11, 2001, one young man led several people down the stairs to safety after a plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Center. The people he helped only knew him as "the man in the red bandanna." We hear more about his story from ESPN correspondent Tom Rinaldi. And Joe Wasilewski was in Homestead, Florida, in 1992 and survived Hurricane Andrew. He decided to stay this time around and face Irma — along with more than 150 animals.
September 8, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 8, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with The Weather Channel hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross, who says Hurricane Irma will be even worse than Hurricane Andrew — which in 1992 became the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Also, President Trump shocked lawmakers this week with a decision to make a deal with Democrats on hurricane relief money and other government spending. NPR's Susan Davis joins us to discuss the week in politics. And cities across the country, from Chicago to Boston, are already looking to aggressively pursue a bid for a new Amazon headquarters in their backyard. MSNBC's Ali Velshi tells us more about how the retail giant's move might play out.
September 8, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 8, 2017 full broadcast, meteorologist Jeff Huffman joins us with the latest on Hurricane Irma. Also, on Sept. 11, 2001, and in the weeks that followed, radio listeners made repeated requests for songs that brought them comfort and reminded them of the character of New York. WFUV's Rita Houston, who was in the city on 9/11, shares some of that music in a special edition of our DJ Sessions. And we hear more about why those super-brief ads that air before videos on the web are making their way to your TV screen.
September 7, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 7, 2017 full broadcast, Fort Lauderdale's mayor tells us how the city has been preparing for Hurricane Irma, and we get an update on the situation in Miami and South Florida from WLRN's Wilson Sayre. Also, we speak with Israel Concha, co-founder of New Comienzos, a nonprofit group in Mexico that helps deported people repatriate. And when was the last time you listened to "West Side Story"? Music writer Fran Hoepfner says if it's been a while, you should.
September 7, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 7, 2017 full broadcast, we continue with updates on Hurricane Irma: Antigua News Room news agency reporter Carl Joseph explains how the storm impacted Antigua and its sister island Barbuda, and meteorologist Jeff Huffman tells us more about preparations underway in Florida. Also, we take a closer look at factors behind devastating Harvey flooding in Houston with reporter Kiah Collier, part of the team behind "Hell and High Water," a 2016 investigative report on the city's hurricane preparedness. And the BBC's Paul Adams tells us more about his recent visit to the Iraqi city of Fallujah, and reporting on what has happened there since ISIS left.
September 6, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we turn to Florida where evacuations are underway around the state in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Also we look closely at the legal questions surrounding the Trump administration's decision to rescind DACA. Plus, we meet one group of students studying how to improve the lives of refugees after fleeing violence in their own countries. And, with school back in session, we share some tips from one college counselor about how high school seniors should go about requesting letters of recommendation.
September 6, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 6, 2017 full broadcast, we track Hurricane Irma as it bears down on Puerto Rico and Florida, and hear how the city of Miami Beach is preparing for the storm from Mayor Philip Levine. Also, we speak with the superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, who said Tuesday that the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA program will be "devastating" to students and staff in the majority Hispanic district. And the Los Angeles-based duo Poolside's music features laid-back beats, high vocals and a wash of smooth electronics. Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise join us to discuss their latest album, "Heat."
September 5, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 5, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage of the Trump administration's plan to rescind the Obama-era DACA program, including how the decision will reverberate politically. Also we turn to the latest on news from North Korea, as Russian President Vladimir Putin called tougher sanctions on the country "useless." And, dozens of hospitals and clinics had to care for victims of Hurricane Harvey while suffering its devastating impacts themselves. How are medical professionals learning from these storms in an effort to be better prepared for future natural disasters?
September 5, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 5, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the Trump administration's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, with NPR's Scott Horsley, plus one DACA recipient who's been a beneficiary of the program for more than four years weighs in on the news. Also, we take a closer look at now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma amid preparations ahead of the storm making landfall. And journalist Carlos Puig joins us to take a look at how President Trump's tough talk on Mexico, NAFTA and the border wall is affecting U.S.-Mexico relations.
September 4, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 4, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Geoff Bennett shares what's in store for Washington in the weeks ahead as Congress returns from its August recess. Also, are tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google monopolies? We discuss with Matt Stoller, who studies monopolies at the think tank Open Markets. And MSNBC's Ali Velshi joins us to take a closer look at the potential economic impacts of President Trump ending DACA.
September 4, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 4, 2017 full broadcast, security analyst Jim Walsh joins us to take a closer look at North Korea's nuclear test, and the U.S. response. Also, some residents are beginning to make their way home just over a week after Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented damage in southeast Texas. NPR's Carrie Kahn tells us more from Houston about the challenges ahead. And homelessness is a problem coast to coast on college campuses. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd spoke with students who have experienced being homeless firsthand.
September 1, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 2, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Geoff Bennett joins us for a look at Trump’s options when it comes to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and what his decision could mean for thousands of people who came to the country illegally as children. Also, as recovery efforts continue, scientists are studying how much climate change had to do with Harvey's record-setting rainfall and unusual path over Texas. MIT's Kerry Emanuel tells us more about the science of climate change and devastating storms like Harvey. And when Illinois opens its college football season Saturday, the marching band will no longer play what's called the "war chant."
September 1, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 1, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest news from rural East Texas, where NPR's Debbie Elliott has been tracking Harvey's destruction. Also, Rick Klein of ABC News and Enrique Acevedo of Univision join us to discuss how Harvey shaped the week in politics, and whether Trump will continue or end former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. And NPR TV critic Eric Deggans has been keeping on top of the latest TV news and debuts, and shares what's next for Netflix's "Narcos," Showtime's "Twin Peaks" and more.
August 31, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 31, 2017 full broadcast, we hear an update on Beaumont, Texas — which is without running water after service from the main pump station broke down due to rising waters — from NPR's Debbie Elliott. Also, the president and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy joins us to discuss the best ways to give after a disaster like Hurricane Harvey. And from Philadelphia's deadly yellow fever outbreak in 1793 to the Galveston hurricane of 1900, historians Ed Ayers and Joanne Freeman say the country's earliest disasters have taught valuable lessons for preventing loss of life in the modern era.
August 31, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 31, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss the latest on Hurricane Harvey with Houston Public Media's Craig Cohen and KUT's Mose Buchele. Also, how big is the modern white supremacist movement? And how is the Trump administration responding to the threat? We discuss those questions and more with Duke University scholar David Schanzer. And many Houston businesses can't get their employees to work safely in Harvey's aftermath, and grocery stores have been challenged by power outages and spoiled food. Despite these hardships, stores are starting to reopen — and give back.
August 30, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 30, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage of Harvey, turning both to Beaumont, Texas, where the storm is in full force, and to Houston, where the rain has stopped but flooding continues. Also, political analysts Paris Dennard and Karine Jean-Pierre discuss President Trump's response to the storm, and the president's focus on tax reform at an event in Missouri Wednesday afternoon. And, with college students heading back to campus, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares tips and recipes for kitchen newbies who may be attempting to cook for themselves for the first time.
August 30, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 30, 2017 full broadcast, we continue coverage of Tropical Storm Harvey as it makes landfall again, this time in Louisiana. We hear from reporters, politicians and more who have experienced the storm firsthand. Also, we tune in for the latest DJ Session, this time with a tour through gospel music, from modern performances of traditional to contemporary. And, former skinhead Christian Picciolini is a co-founder of Life After Hate, an organization that rehabilitates former neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists. He discusses his group's work in the wake of Charlottesville.
August 29, 2017: Hour 2
In hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 29, 2017 full broadcast, we continue with the latest news on flooding and rescue efforts in Houston as Harvey's rains keep falling. Also, we discuss North Korea's most recent missile launch and how those in Japan are reacting. And, we look at where things stand with the Russia investigation in light of multiple reports that aides of President Trump sought Russian President Vladimir Putin's help to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
August 29, 2017: Hour 1
In hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 29, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest from Houston and Tropical Storm Harvey, including the story of one couple who has been forced from their home for a third time in two years because of flooding. Also, we get the latest on the U.S. in Afghanistan and whether President Trump's strategy can address the challenges the war presents. And, no new cases of yellow fever have been reported in Brazil in the last month, but scientists still fear a resurgence.