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NPR and WBUR's live midday news program

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May 23, 2018: Hour 2

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We welcome political strategists Alice Stewart and Jamal Simmons to discuss the results of primary election voting in four state Tuesday, as well as President Trump's statements that a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un might be called off for June 12. Also, House leaders are promising to bring up legislation on immigration next month. We speak with Sheriff Justin Smith of Larimer County, Colorado, about what he's hoping for out of Washington. And, on this week's DJ Session, strictly...

Duration:00:42:32

May 23, 2018: Hour 1

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It's worrying "how rapidly we have forgotten" the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, financial journalist Diana Henriques says following a House vote Tuesday to undo part of the Dodd-Frank banking regulations. Also, by the end of this week Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he plans to have hosted three roundtable discussions in response to last Friday's school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. We hear more about what the topics of conversation have been. And what happens if there's a medical...

Duration:00:42:25

May 22, 2018: Hour 2

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We speak with Anna North, senior reporter at Vox, to look at where we are in the #MeToo movement, whether it's leading to lasting social change and where it might be heading. Also, Americans are borrowing a near-record level of money right now. According to a new analysis from the loan comparison website LendingTree, by the end of this year, our debt could reach a record $4 trillion. And, one of the largest health insurers in the nation, Anthem, is getting more pushback from doctors for...

Duration:00:42:19

May 22, 2018: Hour 1

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the Justice Department will ask its inspector general to lead an internal investigation into "any irregularities" with the "tactics concerning the Trump campaign." We discuss the latest with Rick Klein, ABC News political director. Also, the allegations earlier this year that the now-defunct data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly gathered information on 87 million Facebook users set off a firestorm. But another powerful data company has...

Duration:00:42:27

May 21, 2018: Hour 2

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The U.S. Supreme court, by a 5-4 vote margin, has ruled for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws. We look at what this means for employers and employees. Also, health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo began vaccinating people Monday against an outbreak of Ebola that's killed at least 26 people. This is the first time a vaccine will be used to control an Ebola outbreak. Plus, a mountain biker has died and a second person was...

Duration:00:43:09

May 21, 2018: Hour 1

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A law professor joins us to discuss some of the legal questions surrounding President Trump's call over the weekend for the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his campaign. Also, the same 3D printing technology that might one day custom-print heart valves or lead to astronauts manufacturing their own tools aboard the International Space Station could also be used to print bombs and explosives, according to a new RAND Corporation paper. And we discuss concern among...

Duration:00:42:41

May 18, 2018: Hour 2

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We get an update from Santa Fe, Texas, where police say multiple people are dead following a shooting at a high school. Also, The Oak Ridge Boys have been making country music with a bit of pop and rock flavor for decades. But their new album, "17th Avenue Revival," features gospel with a bit of '50s flair. And the Ebola virus has spread to a major city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As health workers on the ground try to contain the risk, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson looks at lessons...

Duration:00:41:50

May 18, 2018: Hour 1

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We discuss President Trump's response Friday to a school shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston, and more from the week in politics, with NBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy and CNN White House correspondent Abby Phillip. Also, Bruce Smit decided to seek out the two little girls he tormented as a child in elementary school, 60 years later. They were willing to meet with him. And final preparations are underway for Saturday's royal wedding. Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with...

Duration:00:41:13

May 17, 2018: Hour 2

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USA Today immigration reporter Alan Gomez joins us to discuss President Trump calling some unauthorized immigrants "animals" during a meeting Wednesday, and more immigration news coming out of the White House. Also, Mike Shirkey grew up in the Arkansas Delta, listening to "pickin' music" — bluegrass, country, folk and the like. He's host of "The Pickin' Post" on KUAF, and joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to share some new finds in the latest edition of our DJ Sessions. And a recent study...

Duration:00:41:31

May 17, 2018: Hour 1

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NPR national security editor Phil Ewing joins us to discuss the Mueller investigation, as it moves into its second year. Also, musician, composer and lyricist David Yazbek says the music for the Tony-nominated Broadway show "The Band's Visit" is the most personal he's written. And we discuss the latest on Israel, Palestine and Gaza with journalist Neri Zilber and Ghaith al-Omari, a former Palestinian peace negotiator. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's May 17, 2018 full broadcast.

Duration:00:41:35

May 16, 2018: Hour 2

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Hawaii "lava chaser" and photographer Demian Barrios has seen the Kilauea volcano up close, and tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about how he stays safe. Also, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and Republican strategist Paris Dennard join us to discuss results of primaries in four states Tuesday, and other news from Washington. And despite opposition from researchers and other critics, the vaping industry is now worth billions of dollars, and some worry that the trend has taken hold in...

Duration:00:41:23

May 16, 2018: Hour 1

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We hear from a former State Department senior adviser who says North Korea's recent change in tone over next month's planned summit with President Trump isn't "impulsive," but rather "part of a longer-term strategy." Also, New York magazine published a story this week about the dynamics of the relationship between Fox News host Sean Hannity and President Trump — a connection based mainly on late-night phone calls. We talk with reporter Olivia Nuzzi, who wrote the story. And the new book...

Duration:00:41:44

May 15, 2018: Hour 2

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Ethics experts are raising questions about a report by Agence France-Presse that China's government will give $500 million in loans for construction of an Indonesian resort with a Trump-branded golf course and hotel. Also, acclaimed memoirist Mary Karr has just published "Tropic of Squalor," a new collection of poetry. Included in the collection are poems about her family, her relationship with God and David Foster Wallace, with whom she had an abusive relationship. And literary giant Tom...

Duration:00:41:52

May 15, 2018: Hour 1

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Funerals are being held today in Gaza after dozens of protesters were killed in clashes with Israeli troops yesterday. We get the latest from the BBC's Nida Ibrahim. Also, since the opioid crisis took off in the U.S., cities across the country have added more and more needle exchange programs, which allow people with addiction to turn in used syringes for new, clean ones. Most researchers say such programs are effective at reducing the spread of HIV and hepatitis C. However, some cities —...

Duration:00:41:32

May 14, 2018: Hour 2

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NPR's Daniel Estrin in Gaza and Peter Kenyon in Jerusalem discuss the latest on the violence in the Middle East amid the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday. Also, the HBO series "Westworld" is in its second season and the robots are rebelling. We talk to the series creators and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. And, color is everywhere in nature, but to reproduce it, we need pigment, which is very hard to find. Mas Subramanian discovered the first new blue in...

Duration:00:41:37

May 14, 2018: Hour 1

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As thousands of Palestinians protest the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, we get perspective on the violence from Rami Khouri, professor at the American University of Beirut. Also, Carol Leifer, who was a writer on the fifth, sixth and seventh seasons of "Seinfeld." She says it's "head-spinning" to think it's been 20 years since the show's finale aired. And needle exchanges provide people with drug addictions a place to turn in used needles and get new ones while working to...

Duration:00:41:10

May 11, 2018: Hour 1

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We discuss the politics of President Trump backing out of the Iran nuclear deal this week, as well as questions raised by the release of Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen's financial documents, with Fox News senior Capitol Hill producer Chad Pergram and NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Also, there were 887 opioid overdose deaths in West Virginia in 2016. The state's health commissioner, Dr. Rahul Gupta, examined the circumstances behind every one of them. He joins Here & Now's Robin...

Duration:00:42:13

May 11, 2018: Hour 2

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In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, White House chief of staff John Kelly spoke about President Trump's border wall plans and, at moments, struck a slightly different tone than Trump on immigration. We talk with John Burnett, the NPR reporter who interviewed Kelly. Also, HBO's new comedy "Barry" wraps up its first season this weekend. The show features Bill Hader as a hitman who's trying to turn over a new leaf as an actor in Los Angeles. And this week marks the 134th anniversary of the...

Duration:00:42:14

May 10, 2018: Hour 2

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Jury selection begins Thursday in the criminal trial of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who's facing a felony invasion of privacy charge. KCUR's Brian Ellison shares the latest details on the upcoming trial. Also, after Mother Jones investigative reporter Stephanie Mencimer was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided to dig into its causes — and found many women are unaware of links between the illness and alcohol. And when the NHL's Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets meet in a Game 7...

Duration:00:42:50

May 10, 2018: Hour 1

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Israel says it struck almost all of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria, in response to an Iranian rocket attack on the occupied Golan Heights. BBC defense and diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus joins us with the latest. Also, Rosibeth Cuevas grew up in South Los Angeles, and was involved in a bus crash in 2014 when she was a senior in high school. The bus was full of low-income students on their way to a college tour at Humboldt State University. But the bus never made it. And we...

Duration:00:42:46

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