In hour one of Here & Now's April 21, 2017 full broadcast, NBC News' Beth Fouhy and Ayesha Rascoe of Reuters join us to discuss whether Republicans will be able to come to an agreement on a new health care overhaul plan, and more from the week in politics. Also, Chechen officials are carrying out a campaign of violence against gay men. Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch tells us more. And we speak with playwright Ayad Akhtar, whose plays challenge audiences' notions of Islam, and Muslims’ assumptions about their own faith. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.
This program aired on April 21, 2017.