State officials in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are calling Hurricane Florence "extremely dangerous" and "life-threatening." NPR's Greg Allen joins us for an update. Also, we continue our conversation with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who weighs in on the privatization of space exploration, the state of science innovation in the U.S. and the likelihood an encounter between humans and aliens would turn violent. And the new film "MDMA" follows Angie, a working-class Chinese-American student at a prestigious California university in the 1980s. But when her financial aid is cut, she decides to make money by manufacturing and selling MDMA, or ecstasy. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 12, 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 September 12, 2018.