June 23, 2017: Hour 2Play
In hour two of Here & Now's June 23, 2017 full broadcast, it's been a week since Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop. We talk with John Thompson, a community activist who was a co-worker and friend of Castile. Also, The Washington Post has published an in-depth look into the internal struggle within the Obama administration over how to respond to Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. We hear more from one of the reporters who worked on the story. And toxic posts, arguments and insults around politics are convincing many that they should avoid gatherings with their former classmates. 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 23, 2017.