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August 16, 2019: Rep. Tlaib Cancels Israel Trip; GE Whistleblower Impacts Shares

Rep. Rashida Tlaib is cancelling her trip to Israel, after Israel said she is allowed to see her grandmother in the West Bank on a humanitarian visit. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Neri Zilber, journalist, analyst and an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Also, Harry Markopolos, a financial analyst who raised concerns over Bernie Madoff before his fraud was discovered, said GE is hiding major losses from investors. GE responded that Markopolos is trying to manipulate the market.

August 16, 2019: Rep. Tlaib Cancels Israel Trip; GE Whistleblower Impacts Shares

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August 16, 2019: Rural Hospitals And 'Medicare For All'; Iceland's 'Dead' Glacier

Hospital administrators from Texas to Maine say adopting a single-payer government health care program that covers all Americans would force more rural hospitals to close. Host Peter O'Dowd visited the hospital emergency department in a small Maine town to see how the debate Democrats are having over "Medicare for All" is resonating in rural America. Also, scientists, academics and world leaders will soon gather on a mountain in Iceland to memorialize the first major Icelandic glacier to disappear due to climate change. Researchers are installing a memorial plaque to ...

August 16, 2019: Rural Hospitals And 'Medicare For All'; Iceland's 'Dead' Glacier

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August 15, 2019: Stars Of 'This Is Us'; White Supremacy Addiction

NBC drama "This Is Us" is among the contenders at next month's Emmy Awards, racking up nine nominations. The series tells the story of one American family through flashbacks and flash-forwards through different time periods. Host Robin Young speaks with two of the stars, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia. Also, Dr. Peter Simi says white supremacy can become an addiction. He's spent the last two decades studying white supremacy. He joins host Robin Young to discuss what is known about addiction to hate groups and how those trying to ...

August 15, 2019: Stars Of 'This Is Us'; White Supremacy Addiction

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August 15, 2019: Growing Fears Of Recession; Looking At Clinton's Impeachment

Wall Street opened slightly higher Thursday morning, a day after the Dow plunged 800 points in one of the biggest ever one-day sell-offs on Wall Street. We discuss the growing fears of a global economic recession. Also, we look back at the last time the country impeached a president. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. He's co-author of "Impeachment: An American History", with Tim Neftali, Jon Meacham and Jeff Engel.

August 15, 2019: Growing Fears Of Recession; Looking At Clinton's Impeachment

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August 14, 2019: Country Star Vince Gill; Running To Machu Picchu

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Grammy-winning country artist Vince Gill about his new album, "Okie." Also, American runner Tyler Andrews finished Peru's challenging 40-mile Salkantay Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in about six hours, a trek that takes most hikers four days. He joins us to discuss breaking the record for the fastest known time to complete the trail. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's August 14, 2019 full broadcast.

August 14, 2019: Country Star Vince Gill; Running To Machu Picchu

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August 14, 2019: Lawsuit Against Epstein's Estate; Summer Salad Recipes

On Wednesday, a woman who says Epstein sexually abused and raped her sued his estate and alleged co-conspirators. Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's longtime confidant, was the only named defendant in the case. Maxwell has denied procuring girls for Epstein. NPR's Sasha Ingber discusses the latest about the case with host Robin Young. Also, host Jeremy Hobson visits Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst's home in Maine to find out how to make salads with meat (or other protein) for light summer dinners.

August 14, 2019: Lawsuit Against Epstein's Estate; Summer Salad Recipes

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August 13, 2019: Ben Stiller's 'Escape At Dannemora'; Austin Tice's Parents Speak Out

The Showtime series "Escape at Dannemora" tells the story of two inmates who escaped from a prison in upstate New York in 2015. Director Ben Stiller talks about the series, which has been nominated for 12 Emmys. And, the parents of missing journalist Austin Tice have released an open letter urging everyone to push for their son's release. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's August 13, 2019 full broadcast.

August 13, 2019: Ben Stiller's 'Escape At Dannemora'; Austin Tice's Parents Speak Out

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August 13, 2019: Paris Lead Contamination; Havasupai Tribe In Grand Canyon

An environmental group in France is suing the city of Paris for failing to properly warn and inform residents about the risk of lead contamination from the devastating fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral back in April. Robin Young speaks with Jacky Bonnemains, director of Robin des Bois, about the group's concerns. Also, host Jeremy Hobson talks to Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, a Havasupai Tribal Councilwoman, about the tribe, which lives below the rim of the Grand Canyon.

August 13, 2019: Paris Lead Contamination; Havasupai Tribe In Grand Canyon

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August 12, 2019: Hong Kong Airport Chaos; Charity Forgives Medical Debt

More than 150 flights were cancelled at Hong Kong's international airport on Monday as thousands of protesters crammed into the terminal. We check in with NPR international correspondent Anthony Kuhn for the latest. And, nearly 80 million Americans carry medical debt, so two former collection agency executives started a charity to buy and forgive that debt. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's August 12, 2019 full broadcast.

August 12, 2019: Hong Kong Airport Chaos; Charity Forgives Medical Debt

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August 12, 2019: Investigating Epstein's Death; History Of Poultry Industry

Accused child molester and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's death will not end the legal probe into his actions and his associates. The spotlight has now shifted to the people who may have helped Epstein recruit young women, and also to others to whom he had personal and professional connections. Here & Now's Robin Young talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Hong. Also, we talk to cultural anthropologist Angela Stuesse about how poultry workers went from being mostly white women in the 1950s to Hispanic immigrants today.

August 12, 2019: Investigating Epstein's Death; History Of Poultry Industry

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