Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and Republican strategist Alice Stewart join Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young to discuss news of the week in politics. Also, a new book argues that prolific choreographer Jerome Robbins' work in ballet, which has been at times overlooked, was equally as strong as his work in Broadway productions like "West Side Story." And Canada is marking its first day of legal recreational marijuana. It's only the second country in the world, following Uruguay, to legalize marijuana. But the rules on where to buy pot and where to consume it vary. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 17, 2018 full broadcast.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara about the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. We discuss the latest on Khashoggi's disappearance. Also, Luzerne County voted for Barack Obama in back-to-back elections. In 2016, the county swung for Donald Trump — by double digits. And Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have valued Uber at $120 billion ahead of an initial public offering scheduled for the second half of 2019. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 17, 2018 full broadcast.
An estimated 200,000 Salvadorans live in the U.S. under the program known as TPS — temporary protected status. The Trump administration announced it was ending TPS for Salvadorans, but earlier this month a federal judge blocked that decision. Also, the Dutch investor group Follow This is trying to pressure companies like Royal Dutch Shell to take action on climate change by buying up their shares. And after Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb, a group of journalists picked up her investigation. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 16, 2018 full broadcast.
We check in with MSNBC anchor and economics correspondent Ali Velshi for the latest on the disappearence of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday. Also, former White House photographer Pete Souza has just published a collection of his Instagram posts which comment on actions by the Trump administration using photos from the Obama administration. He joins Jeremy Hobson to talk about "Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents." And Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died Monday at the age of 65. The tech billionaire retired early from Microsoft but devoted many years to philanthropy. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 16, 2018 full broadcast.
President Trump heads to Florida and Georgia on Monday to tour areas damaged by Hurricane Michael. Before leaving, he spoke about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Also, from smart glasses with an integrated camera for reading, to apps that offer more independence and freedom, what's some of the best new technology for people who are blind or visually impaired? And taking "unprecedented action" to limit climate change will involve capturing CO2 that's already in the atmosphere, according to a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 15, 2018 full broadcast.
We hear from Charles Smith, owner of the Gulf View Motel in Mexico Beach, Florida, about the damage to his business dealt by Hurricane Michael and his plans to rebuild. Also, as the saying goes, making predictions is hard — especially about the future. Is it possible to do it well? And a lot has changed since Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo ran against Republican Allan Fung in 2014. But the issue of the economy is still on voters' minds in the state. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 15, 2018 full broadcast.
Florida Panhandle residents are still assessing damage 48 hours after Hurricane Michael made landfall. Homes were destroyed, trees downed and roads made impassable, and in Apalachicola, there's another concern: oysters. Also, inspectors found significant health and safety risks at the Adelanto U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in California, where a Nicaraguan man died after he hung himself from a noose made of bedsheets in March, 2017. And Georgia's Secretary of State, Republican Brian Kemp, who is running for governor in the state, was sued Thursday by groups that say his office is jeopardizing the votes of tens of thousands of minority Georgians. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 12, 2018 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.
The research is clear: not sleeping is dangerous. Inadequate sleep causes car accidents and contributes to cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease. At Harvard University, sleep expert Dr. Charles Czeisler unveiled a new sleep class for all freshmen. Also, Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, leaving many coastal communities in ruins. A resident of Alligator Point speaks about the conditions of his town. And a new documentary from A&E titled "Chris Rock's 'Bring the Pain' " details the early failures of stand-up comedy star Chris Rock and the 1996 HBO special,"Bring the Pain," that changed his career. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 12, 2018 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.
With more than 52,000 homeless people living in Los Angeles County, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with a family from Nigeria, who is getting assistance from Pathways of Hope, which provides food, shelter and housing to the homeless in Southern California. Also, there are four competitive House races going on in Orange County, Calif., a historically conservative county. We take a look at all of them. And the #MeToo movement has made its way to India, with a recent flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against Indian government officials, journalists and filmmakers. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 11, 2018 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.
California is on the front lines of the immigration debate in the U.S. with many cities taking matters into their own hands. This year, a newly-passed state law limited how much local police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities, essentially making California a sanctuary state. Also, after Hurricane Michael struck Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday, we check in with a resident in Eastpoint, Fla., about how he, his family and his community are doing. And polls show California state Sen. Kevin de León is a longshot to defeat incumbent Dianne Feinstein, who has served California in the Senate since 1992. We ask him about why he is running. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 11, 2018 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.