October 19, 2017: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 19, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest from NPR's Ron Elving on Senate Republicans taking up a $4.1 trillion nonbinding budget that sets the stage for GOP tax cut legislation later this year. Also, author Kwame Alexander joins us to discuss his new young adult novel "Solo," which tells the story of a high school senior trying to figure out love, life's purpose and his place in his family. And the wildfires in Northern California hit Napa's wine country at one of its busiest times of the year. But the impact to the wine industry, while terrible for some, hasn't been as bad as it could have been. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on October 19, 2017.


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