Actor Richard Roundtree, who played the original John Shaft in the 1971 classic, is back in the 2019 reboot of "Shaft" with co-stars Samuel L. Jackson and newcomer Jessie Usher. Host Robin Young speaks with Roundtree about the film's legacy. Also, spring is prime corn-planting season in the Midwest. But after weeks of heavy rain, an economist tells us that many farmers are dealing with flooded land and are making some tough decisions about the future of their crops. And, after the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz, and the mysterious deaths of American tourists over the last year, the Dominican Republic is worried about tourism. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 12, 2019 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 June 12, 2019.