Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Steve Groeninger, spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, about their end-of-year fatalities report and dangers police officers face in the line of duty. Also, scientists say they may have found a way to curb the appetite of blood-sucking, disease-transmitting mosquitoes — by using human appetite suppressants. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 18, 2019 full broadcast.
Donald Trump is not the first president to declare a national emergency, but his may be the most controversial, because he's using it to fulfill a campaign promise and build a border wall. Here & Now's Robin Young gets some perspective from historian Douglas Brinkley. Also, since 1927, McGill University's athletic teams have been nicknamed the Redmen. Nearly a century later, 80 percent of McGill's student body has voted in favor of a name change. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 18, 2019 full broadcast.
Billions of people around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd heads to Boston's Chinatown to learn how to make a staple of the celebration: pork dumplings. Also, a host of companies have emerged to combat misleading information online. We talk with the co-CEO of a company that rates news websites on credibility. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 15, 2019 full broadcast.
Three female students filed a lawsuit against Yale University and nine of the school's fraternities this week, alleging Yale is "turning a blind eye" to sexual misconduct at the off-campus fraternities. Also, despite the conviction of cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, business continues largely as usual for Guzmán's Sinaloa cartel. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 15, 2019 full broadcast.
Amazon announced Thursday it's scrapping plans to build a new headquarters with 25,000 new jobs in Queens, saying some state and local politicians "oppose our presence." Also, if you're looking for poetry recommendations this Valentine's Day, Sarah Kay has you covered. She joins Here & Now's Robin Young for a special radio edition of the Poetry Rx column, where readers write in with a specific emotion and resident poets prescribe the perfect poems to match. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 14, 2019 full broadcast.
Health officials blame the measles outbreak in Washington state on people who refuse to vaccinate. GOP state Rep. Paul Harris hopes a bill he's pushing in the legislature will help address the problem. Also, this year marks 20 years since the Columbine High School shooting. Survivor Amy Over talks about how the tragedy has impacted her life. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 14, 2019 full broadcast.
South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman explains to Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson why he thinks "there's good and bad news" in a deal that congressional negotiators have reached to avoid another government shutdown. Also, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee could be set to bring his climate change platform to the already-crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 13, 2019 full broadcast.
President Trump said on Tuesday that he's not "happy" with a potential border wall budget deal being worked out by congressional negotiators, but sources close to the president say he still intends to sign whatever bill they put forward. Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest from NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Also, California Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed that he plans to scale back the state's plan to build a high-speed train between Los Angeles and San Francisco. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 13, 2019 full ...
Congressional negotiators say they have reached a border security deal to prevent another partial government shutdown. But will President Trump sign it? Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico. Also, The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last February prompted a flurry of new gun laws in states around the country. Nearly 70 new gun measures were passed by state legislatures in the past year. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 12, 2019 full broadcast.
New numbers compiled by researchers in Australia reveal just how widespread the decline of insect populations around the world has gotten. Also, Abraham Lincoln was born 210 years ago today. We revisit our trip to Springfield, the capital of Illinois and a city devoted to maintaining the legacy of the nation's 16th president. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 12, 2019 full broadcast.