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Here and Now is NPR and WBUR's live midday news program, hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.

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  • Phoenix Mayor Responds To Racist Zoom Bomb Rethinking Celery Recipes

    Phoenix Mayor Responds To Racist Zoom Bomb; Rethinking Celery Recipes

    13/01/2021 Duração: 41min

    During Tuesday's memorial to the late Phoenix civil rights icon Calvin C. Goode, hackers interrupted the online service with racial slurs. Kate Gallego, the mayor of Phoenix, talks about the response to the racist hack. And, chef Kathy Gunst says celery is more than a garnish. She shares recipes for a celery salad, soup and a gratin.

  • 2 Gorillas Test Positive For COVID-19 Texans Response To Sen. Cruz

    2 Gorillas Test Positive For COVID-19; Texans Response To Sen. Cruz

    13/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    At least two gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus with others are showing symptoms. Also, in Texas, at least two newspapers have criticized Sen. Ted Cruz for amplifying false claims of election fraud that egged on the Capitol rioters. He denies wrongdoing. Lisa Falkenberg, editor of opinion for The Houston Chronicle, discusses their editorial "Resign, Senator Cruz. Your lies cost lives."

  • UFO Report Why Capitol Security Failed

    UFO Report; Why Capitol Security Failed

    12/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    The $2.3 trillion relief bill signed by Trump in late December includes a request that federal agencies tell Congress what they know about UFOs. Astronomer Seth Shostak explains what the government report might reveal. Also, Washington Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig details how pro-Trump rioters were able to breach security at the Capitol last week.

  • Houston Methodist 50,000 Vaccinations Does Deplatforming Work?

    Houston Methodist 50,000 Vaccinations; Does Deplatforming Work?

    12/01/2021 Duração: 41min

    Houston Methodist Hospital has distributed 50,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. CEO Mark Boom talks about the hospital's rollout. And, the flurry of social media bans against Trump in light of last week's storming of the Capitol has given new urgency to a long-simmering question in tech: Does deplatforming work? Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Washington Post joins us.

  • Anti-Death Penalty Activist Corporations Pull Political Funding

    Anti-Death Penalty Activist; Corporations Pull Political Funding

    11/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    The Trump administration resumed federal executions this summer after a 17-year hiatus. Sister Helen Prejean, a Catholic nun and anti-death-penalty activist, talks about why she believes the death penalty should be abolished. And, CBS's Jill Schlesinger talks about how businesses are responding to the Capitol riot last week.

  • Potential For More Extremist Violence Tech Companies Take Action

    Potential For More Extremist Violence; Tech Companies Take Action

    11/01/2021 Duração: 41min

    Organizations tracking extremist groups say things could get worse before they get better. The mayor of Washington, D.C., is preparing for "armed extremists" on Inauguration Day. The Anti-Defamation League's CEO joins us. Also, after last week's insurrection, Amazon Web Services, Apple and Google have suspended the conservative social media app Parler. This comes after Twitter permanently banned Trump. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson details the fallout.

  • DeRay Mckesson On Police Response Disparities COVID-19 In Taiwan

    DeRay Mckesson On Police Response Disparities; COVID-19 In Taiwan

    08/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    The police response on the Capitol Wednesday looked nothing like the images from Black Lives Matter protests over the summer. Police reform advocate DeRay Mckesson talks about the disparities in the U.S. in the right to protest. And, Taiwan has had remarkable success staving off the pandemic compared to other countries. KPCC's Josie Huang traveled there to visit family and tells us about the protocols.

  • Regina King Directing Debut Viral Medical Myths Debunked

    Regina King Directing Debut; Viral Medical Myths Debunked

    08/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    We speak with award-winning actor Regina King about her feature film directing debut in "One Night in Miami." Also, Dr. Seema Yasmin, author of "Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them," debunks common medical misinformation.

  • Historian Ibram X. Kendi On Capitol Mob What Is A Coup?

    Historian Ibram X. Kendi On Capitol Mob; What Is A Coup?

    07/01/2021 Duração: 41min

    Many have noted the difference in how pro-Trump extremists were treated by police on Wednesday at the Capitol compared to how Black Lives Matter protesters have been treated in the past. Historian Ibram X. Kendi discusses. Also, Atlantic magazine writer Zeynep Tufekci has been using the word "coup" to describe Trump's actions since he lost the election in November. She explains what a coup means.

  • How Lack Of Security Let Extremists Storm Capitol State Of The GOP

    How Lack Of Security Let Extremists Storm Capitol; State Of The GOP

    07/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    National security analyst Malcolm Nance talks about the lack of security that allowed a mob of extremists to storm the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. And, CNN political commentator Alice Stewart examines the current state of the Republican party and it's possible future, as lawmakers begin to distance themselves from President Trump and attempt to carve a new path forward.

  • Black Grassroots Organizers In Georgia How To Live Longer

    Black Grassroots Organizers In Georgia; How To Live Longer

    06/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    Britney Whaley, a political strategist for the Working Families Party, explains how grassroots organizing paved the way for recent Democratic wins in Georgia. Also, relationships, volunteering and simple acts of kindness can help with the process of "Growing Young," science writer Marta Zaraska says. We talk to her about her new book on the topic.

  • Vaccine Distribution Issues Pro-Trump Protests In D.C.

    Vaccine Distribution Issues; Pro-Trump Protests In D.C.

    06/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    Just over 4.8 million people in the U.S. have now received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine, though 17 million doses have already been delivered to states. Dr. Oscar Alleyne talks about the issue and possible solutions. And, Congress will certify Joe Biden's victory on Wednesday, as pro-Trump protesters march in D.C. to decry what they consider a stolen election. WAMU's Dominique Maria Bonessi has the latest.

  • Writer John Ridley Takes On DC Universe Georgia Coroner

    Writer John Ridley Takes On DC Universe; Georgia Coroner

    05/01/2021 Duração: 41min

    John Ridley talks about his comic book projects, "Future State: The Next Batman" and "The Other History of the DC Universe." Ridley won an Oscar in 2014 for his screenplay for "12 Years a Slave." And, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in some parts of the country, we check in with Dougherty County coroner Michael Fowler about the virus in Georgia.

  • Iran Asks Interpol To Arrest Trump Demand For Lithium Grows

    Iran Asks Interpol To Arrest Trump; Demand For Lithium Grows

    05/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    Iran rang in the new year with a series of provocative actions — including a request for Interpol to arrest President Trump and dozens of other American officials for the 2020 assassination of a top Iranian general. NPR's Greg Myre has the story. Also, Nevada has the only lithium mine in the U.S., and the state is poised to capitalize on the growing demand for the mineral. KUNR's Noah Glick reports.

  • Our Post-Pandemic Future Legality Of Trumps Call

    Our Post-Pandemic Future; Legality Of Trump's Call

    04/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    Jeffrey Cole, director of The Center for the Digital Future, makes some predictions about how we will work, learn, and shop after the pandemic is over. He also predicts tech companies like Amazon and Alphabet are only just getting started. Also, we examine the possible legal implications of President Trump's recorded call to Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

  • David Attenboroughs New Documentary Driverless Cars

    David Attenborough's New Documentary; Driverless Cars

    04/01/2021 Duração: 42min

    Sir David Attenborough and executive producer Alastair Fothergill tell us about their new documentary series, "A Perfect Planet." And, join host Peter O'Dowd on a ride through Phoenix in one of Waymo's driverless cars.

  • Journalist Dan Rather NFL Cheerleader Pay Gap Documentary

    Journalist Dan Rather; NFL Cheerleader Pay Gap Documentary

    01/01/2021 Duração: 41min

    Legendary journalist Dan Rather is honored in Slate's 80 Over 80 list, featuring the most influential Americans 80 years old and older. Rather talks about his career, lessons learned and what he's hopeful for in the new year. Also, host Tonya Mosley talks with director and producer Yu Gu about her new documentary, "A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem."

  • Brexits New Borders Historian On 2020

    Brexit's New Borders; Historian On 2020

    01/01/2021 Duração: 41min

    There was a seismic shift Friday in relations between the European Union and Britain as Brexit became finalized. We check in with reporters on both sides of the English Channel. Also, 2020 was certainly a year for the history books, with a pandemic, an election and an impeachment. We speak with historian Douglas Brinkley about what lies ahead and what we've left behind.

  • Congress Wipes Federal Loans For HBCUs Russia In 2020

    Congress Wipes Federal Loans For HBCUs; Russia In 2020

    31/12/2020 Duração: 42min

    Tucked in the omnibus spending bill signed by Trump this week, Congress wiped away federal loans historically Black colleges and universities took on to pay for improvements and repairs. Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick talks about the legislation. Russia's death toll from the pandemic is three times higher than what's been reported, according to the country's health officials. BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow has the latest.

  • Barriers To Breastfeeding Changing Perceptions Of The US Flag

    Barriers To Breastfeeding; Changing Perceptions Of The US Flag

    31/12/2020 Duração: 42min

    The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months. Lactation consultant Carrie Pawlowski explains the challenges of breastfeeding. Also, we speak with political science professor Ben Gaskins about what changing perceptions of the U.S. flag tells us about who we are as a country.

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