In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 27, 2017 full broadcast, we look at what to expect from President Trump's forthcoming budget proposal and the Pentagon's new plan for dealing with ISIS. Also, we hear the little-known story of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's top-secret guerrilla warfare organization in World War II. And we hear from Dana Gioia, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, about why the government should keep supporting the national arts fund.
In hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 24, 2017 full broadcast, we hear how aid workers in South Sudan — the newest country in the world — are working to prevent a humanitarian disaster. Also, we speak with choreographer William Forsythe about his ballet "Artifact," which he has reshaped into a new production called "Artifact 2017." And we hear why Dubai's self-flying taxis have some hurdles to clear before taking off.
In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 24, 2017 full broadcast, Univision's Maria Elena Salinas and former Denver Post editor Greg Moore join us to discuss the week's politics storylines — from angry town hall crowds to President Trump's remarks at CPAC on Friday. Also, we speak with one author about a group of Harvard women who studied the stars at the turn of the 20th century. And we check in with Rhett Miller, one of the co-founders of alt-country band Old 97's, about the group's recently released album "Graveyard Whistling."
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.