December 12, 2017: Hour 141:30

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In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 12, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Mara Liasson joins us with the latest as Alabama voters head to the polls to decide who their next senator will be. Also, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly weighs in on the state of the airline industry, and why the company sees upside in making sure "every single customer" feels important. And Apple confirmed Monday that it has bought the music app Shazam for $400 million — a price that some analysts are calling a bargain. Edmund Lee, managing editor for Recode, discusses the deal's implications, and more of the latest tech news. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on December 12, 2017.

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