November 17, 2017: Hour 141:54

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In hour one of Here & Now's Nov. 17, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro and MSNBC's José Díaz-Balart join us to discuss the week in politics, including claims of sexual assault against Democratic Sen. Al Franken and the House approving a GOP tax overhaul. Also, "The Simpsons" character Apu been a fixture on the show since 1990. But a new documentary is asking the question, is the character racist? And the novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini follows the lives of women through multiple generations in Afghanistan. Now, the story has been turned into an opera. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on November 17, 2017.

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