Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and Peter O'Dowd discuss the week in politics with Jesse Holland of The Associated Press and NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center shows executions and new death sentences remained near generational lows this year. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 14, 2018 full broadcast.
"Every argument the Justice Department has made for putting Michael Cohen in jail applies to Donald Trump," Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson of the sentencing of Trump's former personal lawyer. Also, Minnesota is considering new legislation that could restrict the skyrocketing price of insulin. We hear from one state lawmaker about what's happening. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 13, 2018 full broadcast.
Students at Iowa's Grinnell College formed the only independent union of undergraduate student workers in the country back in 2016. Now, the college is attempting to limit who can join it. Also, looking for a gift for the chef on your list? Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst says this year was another great one for cookbooks. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 13, 2018 full broadcast.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with British Member of Parliament David Lammy, who sees a second referendum as a solution to ongoing Brexit acrimony. Also, every week, Ellen Jovin sets up a table in the middle of Manhattan, dissecting grammar for people on the streets. And last year, a woman from El Salvador traveled to the U.S. border, seeking asylum. This year, her teenage son made the same journey. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 12, 2018 full broadcast.
The Los Angeles City Council has approved new rules for Airbnb rentals in the city. Also, in November, scientists and diplomats voted unanimously to redefine the kilogram: It will no longer be based on a physical piece of metal, but on a math problem. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 12, 2018 full broadcast.
Many migrants from Central America have spoken up about violence in their home countries, but researchers say another factor may be driving them to the U.S.: the impacts of climate change. Also, we talk with jazz pianist Helen Sung about her latest album, "Sung with Words." That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 11, 2018 full broadcast.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Arizona GOP Rep. Debbie Lesko as President Trump pushes to fund his promised border wall, amid a possible government shutdown. Also, in Robin Cook's new novel "Pandemic," the mysterious death of a woman on a New York subway opens a window into a lab that's pushing the boundaries of medical ethics. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 11, 2018 full broadcast.
Nearly 10 million people in the U.S. live with a serious mental illness, and for many, deciding whether or not to tell an employer about their condition is a difficult choice to make. Also, New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg writes revelations about Facebook's sometimes-unethical business practices were predicted in "The Social Network." That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 10, 2018 full broadcast.
In an exclusive report, the last words of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were revealed: "I can't breathe." Also, the families of seven men detained in Iran have published an open letter to world leaders, pleading them help secure their loved ones' release. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 10, 2018 full broadcast.
The New York City Police Department this week unveiled a fleet of drones it says will help with hostage situations and search and rescue operations. But privacy advocates have concerns. Also, a long-distance swimmer recently gave up his quest to cross the Pacific Ocean, but he's continuing his mission with a new focus. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 7, 2018 full broadcast.