February 8, 2018: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 8, 2018 full broadcast, the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics are set to take place Friday night in South Korea. We get a preview from sports analyst Mike Pesca. Also, White House chief of staff John Kelly has issued conflicting statements about the sudden resignation of staff secretary Rob Porter, raising questions about what Kelly knew when about allegations of domestic abuse from Porter's ex-wives. And a bill on the table in New Jersey could make it the first state to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes. We talk with a professor of public health sciences and psychiatry about how menthol cigarettes impact people differently than other kinds of cigarettes. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on February 8, 2018.


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