In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 23, 2017 full broadcast, our resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us with recipes for Oscar-night finger food. Also, we take a closer look at why some cities are turning to car-free zones. And we talk with Dr. Doug Hudgins, program scientist for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program, about the recent discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 23, 2017 full broadcast, the society editor for the Palm Beach Daily News joins us for a look inside Mar-a-Lago, and how President Trump fits into the ritzy Palm Beach, Florida, social scene. Also, what makes an effective protest movement? We hear more from a historian and author of the book "Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism." And we take a closer look at the state of Maine's proposal to ban using food stamps to buy soda and candy.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with author Mark Sundeen about his book "The Unsettlers," which follows three families of modern homesteaders who've taken radical steps to live differently. Also, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to discuss how angry constituents are applying pressure at some lawmakers' town hall meetings. And we look at how researchers who studied beaches from California to Washington found that shorelines retreated 76 percent more than usual last winter.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 22, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with Oscars co-producer Michael De Luca about what it's been like preparing to put on the 89th Academy Awards. Also, the director and founder of Stanford University's National Performance of Dams Program joins us to discuss the Oroville Dam failure in California, and the lessons it might teach. And we talk with one of the producers behind "Planet Earth II."
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 21, 2017 full broadcast, a film music historian joins us to take a listen to some of the nominees for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. Also, a member of the Two Kettle Lakota tribe weighs in on an order issued last week for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave their camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. And we explore new analysis from the Census Bureau that found only one-third of Americans are putting money into a workplace retirement account.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 21, 2017 full broadcast, retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis joins us to explain why he thinks President Trump made a wise choice in new national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Also, longtime China watcher John Pomfret tells us more about the U.S. relationship with China under Trump. And we talk with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye about the impending closure of the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona, and the economic impact he says it will have.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we hear the latest on Mike Pence's first foreign trip as vice president — a series of meetings with officials from the European Union, the European Council and NATO in Brussels. Also, we speak with one law professor about the legal rules surrounding hate speech in light of controversial remarks from Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. And with Florida's death penalty in limbo, we visit the last inmate to live in Cell 1 — the cell Florida inmates stay in before they're executed.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we review the weekend's politics storylines — including President Trump's rally in Florida and candidates to be the next national security adviser — with NPR's Tamara Keith. Also, food entrepreneur Ian Purkayastha joins us to talk about his memoir "Truffle Boy," and how he worked his way up through the industry. And we revisit a 2014 conversation with author Charles R. Cross about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, on what would have been the musician's 50th birthday.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at artists taking classical music in interesting new directions in the latest installment of our DJ Sessions. Also, we recap another busy week in politics with NPR's Domenico Montanaro, and review news from the first month of the Trump presidency. And we hear how researchers in Boston are exploring the connection between sight and sound.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we talk with two historians about why Donald Trump isn't the first president to challenge the judiciary. Also, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum explains why he's ordered people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to leave the camp where they've been living for months. And we hear why, if you want to watch a movie on a flight, you may soon have to rely on your own device instead of a seat-back TV.