In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 26, 2017 full broadcast, we continue our Kansas City road trip by checking in with Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill on the GOP tax cut effort, the White House declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency and more. Also, Kansas City loves its barbecue — we get a crash course from Kansas City Star food editor Jill Silva, and visit one woman who along with her sister is among the few women barbecue pitmasters in the area. And CNN correspondent Will Ripley joins us to discuss his interview with a senior North Korean official, who says to take the threat of a hydrogen bomb test above the Pacific Ocean "literally." 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 October 26, 2017.