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April 17, 2019: Hour 2

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Democrat Jamal Simmons and Republican Matt Mackowiak join Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what they expect from the release Thursday of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation. Also, in our latest DJ Session, David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio shares his love for world dance music. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 17, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:23

April 17, 2019: Hour 1

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President Trump vetoed a bipartisan resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about Trump's veto with Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy from Connecticut. Also, host Robin Young talks with news photographer Maya Vidon-White about what it was like to cover the devastating fire that destroyed major sections of the city's Notre Dame Cathedral. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 17, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:46

April 16, 2019: Hour 2

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Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral from NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton. Also, Maryland lawmakers recently became the first in the U.S. to approve a statewide ban on Styrofoam food containers — and a local Baltimore celebrity may have had something to do with it. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 16, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:43:06

April 16, 2019: Hour 1

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Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy about the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and its impact on the French psyche. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Janny Scott joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about her new book "The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune and the Story of My Father." That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 16, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:57

April 15, 2019: Hour 2

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Chelsea Handler is out with a new memoir, "Life Will Be the Death of Me." The book covers a wide swath of the stand-up comedian's life — from the 2016 election to her crush on special counsel Robert Mueller. It's also an examination of the death of her older brother Chet. Also, 28 employees at Amazon have filed an activist shareholder proposal asking Amazon to take a stronger stance on climate change. We hear from one of them. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 15, 2019 full...

Duration:00:42:32

April 15, 2019: Hour 1

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What might be in special counsel Robert Mueller's more than 300-page redacted report on the Russia investigation? NPR national security editor Phil Ewing shares details, with the report's release expected in the next few days. Also, we talk with Jeff Benedict, co-author of the biography "Tiger Woods," about the magnitude of Woods' career comeback after the golfer won the Masters on Sunday. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 15, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:43:56

April 12, 2019: Hour 2

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After WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he has lived for nearly seven years, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Vaughan Smith, Assange's friend. Also, award-winning songwriter T Bone Burnett's new album, "The Invisible Light: Acoustic Space," is a departure for the artist, who has spent most his career behind the scenes as a producer for the music industry's biggest stars.

Duration:00:42:32

April 12, 2019: Hour 1

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The Dallas public library wants to follow the lead of several large city's libraries across the U.S. by getting rid of late fees for overdue books. Also, Meb Keflezighi — the only man to win the New York and Boston marathons, plus an Olympic medal in the 26.2-mile race — has come out with a new book on faith and identity.

Duration:00:42:00

April 11, 2019: Hour 1

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Some people say the WikiLeaks' founder is a hero, while others call him a traitor. So who really is Julian Assange? Also, Scott Jurek broke the speed record for running the Appalachian Trail, navigating 2,189 miles — from Georgia to Maine — in 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. We revisit our conversation with Jurek and his wife Jenny, who supported him throughout the run, from last year. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 11, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:39

April 11, 2019: Hour 2

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Host Robin Young speaks with "Wild Nights With Emily" star Molly Shannon and writer-director Madeleine Olnek. The film explores poet Emily Dickinson's relationship with her sister-in-law Susan and how her literary legacy was shaped by those who knew her least. Also, thousands of Amazon employees have added their names to a letter, calling on Amazon to adopt a shareholder proposal to fight climate change. And we speak with Chance Briggs, country director for Save The Children in Mozambique,...

Duration:00:42:22

April 10, 2019: Hour 2

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Benjamin Netanyahu is set to win a fifth term, making him the longest serving prime minister in Israel's history. He ran a tight race against his former military chief, Benny Gantz. Also, a clinic at the University of Central Florida is using virtual reality to treat veterans and active service members with PTSD. And, KCRW DJ Chris Douridas serves up some Gen Z angst with songs about everything from being ghosted to messaging the wrong boy on the internet. That and more, in hour two of Here...

Duration:00:42:25

April 10, 2019: Hour 1

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It's deadline day for President Trump to release his tax returns to House Democrats. NPR congressional reporter Kelsey Snell has the latest. Also, comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to talk about his role in the new animated film"Missing Link." And unexpectedly high pollen counts in North Carolina this week are creating a haze that is expected to worsen. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 10, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:06

April 9, 2019: Hour 2

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President Trump is making personnel changes at the Department of Homeland Security, and last week he said he wanted to go in a "tougher direction" on immigration. But how far can Trump go legally to do so? Also, "opportunity hoarding" — that's what psychologists are calling a phenomenon being increasingly reported by college admissions counselors. We dig into new reporting in The Washington Post about the practice of parents sabotaging other people's kids. That and more, in hour two of Here...

Duration:00:42:33

April 9, 2019: Hour 1

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Attorney General William Barr is testifying before Congress Tuesday. Democrats in the House want to know when he will release Robert Mueller's full report on the Russia investigation and how much will be redacted. Also, we talk about something we all do: make mistakes. What is the best way to acknowledge mistakes and learn from them? And, author Rajeev Balasubramanyam joins the show to talk about his new novel, "Professor Chandra Finds His Bliss." That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's...

Duration:00:42:31

April 8, 2019: Hour 2

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Even though Kirstjen Nielsen oversaw hard-line immigration policies like family separation, she reportedly clashed with President Trump while serving as secretary of homeland security. Here & Now's Robin Young talks with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson for the latest. Also, the identity of the last survivor of the last American slave ship has been revealed. Redoshi, given the slave name Sally Smith, was kidnapped at the age of 12 from Benin, a country in West Africa, and...

Duration:00:42:28

April 8, 2019: Hour 1

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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid tensions surrounding the increase in migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Also, Yellowstone National Park's annual bison cull is underway, with up to 1,000 of the animals to be slaughtered. Much of the meat harvested from those bison will be given to tribal nations in the area. But many of those nations say they would rather take the bison alive. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 8, 2019 full...

Duration:00:42:32

April 5, 2019: Hour 2

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Boeing identified a new software issue on its 737 Max planes, unrelated to the anti-stall software that has now been involved in two fatal crashes. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio, chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Also, a new emperor is set to take over in Japan next month, kicking of an era with an important, symbolic name: "Reiwa."

Duration:00:42:58

April 5, 2019: Hour 1

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Congress is attempting to crack down on robocalls — those unwanted, computer-generated phone calls. Also, several women have publicly explained how uncomfortable former Vice President Joe Biden made them feel because of the way he touched them. We look at how the allegations fit into the #MeToo movement. And bridges across the U.S. are deteriorating, and it could take 80 years to fix them all.

Duration:00:42:12

April 4, 2019: Hour 2

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A preliminary report out Thursday finds that the pilots in the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month were following all the procedures outlined by the plane's manufacturer, Boeing. Host Jeremy Hobson takes a closer look at the report with Here & Now transportation analyst Seth Kaplan. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss her new album, "Amidst the Chaos." NPR's Allison Aubrey talks about why several states are suing the Trump administration for its...

Duration:00:42:31

April 4, 2019: Hour 1

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In Florida's tight 2018 elections, only one Democrat won a statewide race: Nikki Fried. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Fried, who was elected commissioner of agriculture, about her pro-marijuana platform and environmental and agricultural efforts. Also, the White House is pushing back against news reports Thursday that Attorney General Barr understated what special counsel Mueller found in his Russia investigation. Host Robin Young gets the latest from NPR national security editor Phil...

Duration:00:42:17