August 21, 2018: Hour 2Play
The 21st Congressional District in Texas is up for grabs, with Republican Rep. Lamar Smith — who's held the seat for three decades — set to retire. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson looks at who is running to replace Smith. Also, the new award-winning documentary "The Peacemaker" portrays the life of international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley. The movie takes the audience from O'Malley's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth, including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Nigeria and Iraq. And it's been a year since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas' Gulf Coast, bringing heavy rains and widespread flooding. How has the region been recovering? That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 21, 2018 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on August 21, 2018.