In hour two of Here & Now's June 16, 2017 full broadcast, it took Tripp, Chris and Trevor Burd four days to travel 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska, navigating extreme conditions in a 28-foot sailboat. We check back in with the brothers, who have been declared the winners in this year's treacherous Race to Alaska. Also, the Pentagon is expected to send nearly 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Military analyst Andrew Bacevich weighs in on the move, and where the war stands under the Trump administration. And a woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter. 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 June 16, 2017.