In hour one of Here & Now's July 4, 2017 full broadcast, we discuss a $5 billion energy deal in Iran, where Western companies, particularly those in oil and gas, are ready to do business again. Also, on Independence Day, towns and cities across the U.S. pride themselves on their patriotic spirit. But none, perhaps, as much as Seward, Nebraska. We speak with "Mr. Fourth of July" himself. And, we revisit a conversation with historian Marc Leepson about the life and songwriting of Francis Scott Key. 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 July 4, 2017.