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September 19, 2018: Hour 2

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North and South Korean leaders announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday. The biggest takeaway? Kim Jong Un said he'd permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex only if the U.S. takes corresponding measures. Also, Wednesday marks the anniversary of two devastating earthquakes in Mexico City, one that occurred just last year, resulting in the deaths of hundreds, the other in 1985, which claimed thousands of lives. And some supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are...

Duration:00:41:35

September 19, 2018: Hour 1

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The Senate Judiciary Committee plans a hearing Monday about an allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That's despite calls for an FBI investigation by Democrats and Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's accuser. Also, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson weighs in on the case of Botham Jean, the 26-year-old black man shot and killed in his Dallas apartment by a white off-duty police officer earlier this month. And like his hit TV show "This Is Us,"...

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September 18, 2018: Hour 2

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Heat caused at least 172 deaths in Phoenix in 2017, a record number, representing a 10 percent increase from 2016 — more than double the number of heat deaths in 2015. Also, open office plans are designed to encourage more effective collaboration and communication. However, a Harvard Business School associate professor found that in two companies that moved to open offices, face-to-face interaction dropped by around 70 percent. And in North Carolina, one of the biggest pork-producing states...

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September 18, 2018: Hour 1

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September 18, 2018: Hour 1

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September 17, 2018: Hour 2

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Republican political strategist Alice Stewart joins Here & Now to talk about how GOP lawmakers and the White House are handling Christine Blasey Ford's allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school in the early 1980s. Also, nearly 80 percent of Americans use credit cards, and according to new data, credit card debt in the U.S. is at its highest level. And the danger of Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, is far from over. The port...

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September 17, 2018: Hour 1

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A 26-year-old man died over the weekend after he was attacked by a shark off the coast of Cape Cod. It's the first shark attack death in Massachusetts since 1936. We learn more about factors that might be behind it with a researcher and professor at the University of New England. Also, U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses from private lines within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they're American citizens. And Canada is one month out from a major milestone: The...

Duration:00:43:07

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Science And 'Empire-Building Ambitions' Have Always Worked Hand In Hand

9/14/2018
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Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson writes about the ways science has been put to use to help fight, conquer and expand in his new book "Accessory to War," which he co-authored with Avis Lang. In a special episode of the Here & Now podcast, Tyson joins host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the book and have a wide-ranging conversation about space — and, of course, aliens.

Duration:00:21:35

September 14, 2018: Hour 2

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As Hurricane Florence slams North Carolina, the riverfront city of New Bern is already feeling the impacts. Emergency crews are attempting to respond to more than a hundred calls for rescues. We check in with Amber Parker, spokesperson for Craven County, North Carolina. Also, Canada's Supreme Court appointment process is significantly less partisan than what Americans are witnessing over President Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh. And author Lindsay Mattick tells us about her new...

Duration:00:42:05

September 14, 2018: Hour 1

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We get the latest on Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, from NPR's Brakkton Booker, and also hear from one man who's riding out the storm on his boat in Little River, South Carolina. Also, the HBO series "Westworld" is nominated for 21 Emmy Awards this year. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson revisits his May conversation with co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy about the show's second season, and how it ties in with anxiety over artificial intelligence. And...

Duration:00:42:23

September 13, 2018: Hour 2

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Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly talks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about his Senate race against former state Rep. Mike Braun. Also, as Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast, airlines have canceled flights, factories have closed and farmers are trying to figure out what the damage will be to their crops. And in a neighborhood on the northwest side of Indianapolis, people are taking matters of making the city safer into their own hands, with an unusual idea: a bike shop. That...

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September 13, 2018: Hour 1

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There's likely to be record rain and storm surge as Hurricane Florence makes landfall. Combined with high winds, that could cause power outages lasting from days to weeks. We hear from Harry Sideris, chief distribution officer for Duke Energy, which provides electricity to more than 4 million people in the Carolinas. Also, our election road trip coverage rolls on to Indiana with a look at the state's manufacturing industry, which has drawn attention from President Trump. And in the WNBA...

Duration:00:42:30

September 12, 2018: Hour 2

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Democratic strategist Bill Press and Republican strategist Alice Stewart join us to discuss politics this week, including President Trump's claim that the federal response to Hurricane Maria last year was an "unsung success" even though nearly 3,000 people died. Also, Linda Kay Klein grew up a devout Evangelical Christian in the Midwest. She broke up with her high school boyfriend after being convinced the joy and excitement she felt around him made her impure and dirty. Here & Now's Robin...

Duration:00:42:19

September 12, 2018: Hour 1

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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...

Duration:00:42:26

September 11, 2018: Hour 2

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Springfield, the capital of Illinois, is a city devoted to maintaining the legacy of the nation's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. We pay a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum there to learn more. Also, President Trump and former President Obama have each claimed credit for the strong economy. Do both presidents deserve it? And what to do with all the delicious fruit that's in season is a delightful dilemma that chef Kathy Gunst has been considering. She joins us...

Duration:00:42:40

September 11, 2018: Hour 1

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Emergency officials in North Carolina are warning of dangerous storm surge and flooding inland Thursday through Sunday from Hurricane Florence. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about his new book "Accessory to War," which explores the military-science connection. And as part of our election road trip broadcast from Springfield, Illinois, we take a closer look at the state of the race for the state's 13th Congressional District between Republican...

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September 10, 2018: Hour 2

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The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" pulls out all the stops: romantic ballads, all-cast dance sequences, a villain and two classic romances. But in an adaptation of the show being performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, there's a twist. Also, CBS chief executive Les Moonves resigned Monday amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Jill Schlesinger of CBS News takes a look at the company's next steps. And the collapse of Lehman Brothers a decade ago marked the beginning...

Duration:00:41:58

September 10, 2018: Hour 1

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Legendary folk singer Joan Baez talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about her "Fare Thee Well" tour, which she announced will be the last of her 60-year performing career. "The fact is the vocal cords are a muscle, and they're tired," Baez says. Also, young people born from the mid-1990s through the early 2000s are a coveted demographic. One consulting firm co-founded by Princeton University sophomore Nick Jain aims to help business and brands decode the age group. And jury selection is...

Duration:00:42:13

September 7, 2018: Hour 2

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A New York Times op-ed this week and new book by investigative reporter Bob Woodward paint a portrait of dysfunction in the Trump administration. NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe shares how the White House is responding. Also, when Arctic ice melts, as it is increasingly doing, it opens up new waterways to commercial and tourist boats. But many of the areas have not previously been navigated. And Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee have...

Duration:00:42:56

September 7, 2018: Hour 1

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NBC and Telemundo news anchor José Díaz-Balart and Fox News senior Capitol Hill producer Chad Pergram join us to review top politics news this week, including Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings, that New York Times op-ed and a new book detailing Trump White House turmoil by investigative reporter Bob Woodward. Also, actor Burt Reynolds, whose film career spanned more than 50 years, died Thursday at the age of 82. He spoke with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson in 2015...

Duration:00:43:08

September 6, 2018: Hour 2

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The White House is decrying an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times that details a "quiet resistance" inside the Trump administration. Also, Australia signed a deal with its Pacific neighbors on Wednesday to reaffirm its commitment to the Paris Agreement. And, Democrats grill Judge Brett Kavanaugh about his views on federal regulation during his confirmation hearing this week. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Sept. 6, 2018 full broadcast.

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