In hour two of Here & Now's March 16, 2018 full broadcast, WLRN reporter Tim Padgett joins us with the latest from Florida International University, where a 950-ton section of a new pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday. Also, we discuss why there are so few women in political power in China, and its effects, with the director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. And Here & Now tech correspondent Ben Brock Johnson shares an update on what has SXSW buzzing this year.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 16, 2018 full broadcast, we break down the week's news in politics, including Russia sanctions and Trump administration staff shake-ups, with Brian Bennett of The Los Angeles Times and Toluse Olorunnipa of Bloomberg News. Also, we revisit our conversation with the author of "A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America." And Memphis has been pumping sewage water into the Mississippi River temporarily over the last few days because of a pump failure at a wastewater treatment plant. A reporter there tells us what caused the problem, and when it might be resolved.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 15, 2018 full broadcast, MSNBC's Ali Velshi shares more details on President Trump choosing CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow to be his next director of the National Economic Council. Also, Conor Lamb, a Democrat, former Marine and apparent winner in Pennsylvania's special House election, will soon join a small group in Congress: military veterans. We speak with a co-founder of the political action committee With Honor, which seeks to help young veterans from both parties get elected. And in Chicago, some students are calling attention to gun violence in their city amid the national discussion about guns in the wake of the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Alex King, a senior at Chicago's North Lawndale College Prep High School who's nephew was killed in a shooting, says he feels tied to Parkland students.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 15, 2018 full broadcast, NPR's Tamara Keith joins us with the latest on the Trump administration expanding sanctions against Russia, in response to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and cyberattacks against the U.S. Also, director, producer and co-editor Miao Wang tells us about her documentary "Maineland," which follows two Chinese students who enroll in a private high school in rural Maine. And ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft have had a noticeable effect on parking profits, especially at airports and stadiums. We learn more about the extent of the impact.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 14, 2018 full broadcast, we welcome political analysts Karine Jean-Pierre and Paris Dennard to discuss the aftermath of Rex Tillerson's firing and other Trump administration staff changes that might occur. Also, renowned pediatrician and child-rearing expert T. Berry Brazelton died yesterday at the age of 99. We revisit one of Robin Young's conversations with T. Berry Brazelton. And, in this week's DJ Session, Óscar Esteban shares selections from the psytrance scene of Barcelona.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 14, 2018 full broadcast, it's been one month since 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Student Zach Hibshman tells us about an organization he's since co-created, which asks parents, guardians and other adults to sign a contract promising that they will only vote for candidates that put the safety of children ahead of guns. Also, we remember Stephen Hawking, one of the world's best-known scientists, with a professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill who was a friend of Hawking's. And new information has come to light in the case of a man detained at Guantanamo Bay in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald discusses her latest reporting on the case.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 13, 2018 full broadcast, we look at the day's top headlines, including the end of Rex Tillerson's tenure as secretary of state and the three package explosions in two weeks in Austin, Texas, that have left two dead. Also, on Monday, we told you about a young man who walked into a Chicago hospital in January with a bullet wound from Syria. Now, we speak with the Chicago Tribune reporters who first heard about Caleb Stevens on a police scanner about how they were able to corroborate his story. And, the health care company Cigna announced that it's acquiring St. Louis County-based Express Scripts last week, which means that the Express Scripts corporate headquarters may be the latest to leave St. Louis. We hear more about what this means for the city.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 13, 2018 full broadcast, we break down news of Rex Tillerson's firing as secretary of state by President Trump on Tuesday with former Rep. Jane Harman, director, president and CEO of the Wilson Center. Also, despite people's best intentions, inherent biases — based on stereotypes and ideas about things like race and sex — still exist. A professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin Madison explains where these biases come from. And global health care efforts rely heavily on U.S. funding, but U.S. attitudes toward spending in this area are increasingly hostile. We speak with one specialist about the potential impact of isolationist policies and trends.
In hour two of Here & Now's March 12, 2018 full broadcast, we speak with 23-year-old Caleb Stevens, who stumbled into a Chicago emergency room in January with a gunshot wound from Syria. Stevens, now home recovering in Michigan, had been fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish militants. Also, what might a meeting between North Korean leaders and President Trump look like? We discuss with Michael Madden of the website North Korean Leadership Watch. And, a new study confirms that the breeding population of leopards in Cambodia has declined by 72 percent in the last five years. We speak with a co-author of the study.
In hour one of Here & Now's March 12, 2018 full broadcast, the president of National School Safety and Security Services joins us to weigh in on what practices work to make schools safer. Also, Fox Network Group announced that it's looking to reduce ad time on television by 2020, to just two minutes per hour — part of a move to make TV more like digital, on-demand services. And more than two months after Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut, a handful of issues have come up with the way the law was written. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson tells us more about what companies and trade groups are saying.