In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 14, 2017 full broadcast, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what's next for the GOP tax overhaul, and why he says the fight over the bill is "far from over." Also, physical therapist Rupal Patel weighs in on the scourge of slouching, and shares advice on ways you can build better posture. And more than two months later, survivors of the Las Vegas massacre are still healing — physically and emotionally. Here & Now's Robin Young checks back in with David Holley, who joined us in October to describe surviving the shooting.
In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 14, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on the House and Senate reaching a final agreement on the tax overhaul bill, ahead of a vote as early as next week. Also, accusations of harassment and sexual misconduct against several high-profile chefs have highlighted abuse in the restaurant business. But many people who have worked in kitchens say the industry's problem goes far beyond its celebrities. And in a View From The Top conversation, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Nirav Tolia, CEO of the social network Nextdoor.
In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 13, 2017 full broadcast, we welcome political analysts Angela Rye and Paris Dennard to discuss what's to come after Democrat Doug Jones' victory in deep-red Alabama. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made a surprise offer to North Korea: "Let's just meet." We look at how much weight the secretary's words actually carry. And, KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez shares his list of the top music from 2017, which includes musicians like SZA, Yaeji and serpentwithfeet.
In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 13, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to debrief after Democratic candidate Doug Jones' Alabama special election win, which narrows the Republican majority in the Senate and threatens President Trump's legislative agenda. Also, we hear more about how museums like the new Museum of Ice Cream are encouraging visitors to snap selfies to share on social media. And Stephanie Schriock, president of the political action committee Emily's List, weighs in on the role women played in Alabama's special Senate election and the growing number of women running for office.
In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 12, 2017 full broadcast, we look back at the political history of Alabama on the day of the state's special Senate election, one of the most controversial races in recent memory. Also, we speak with author Robin Benway about her National Book Award-winning young adult novel "Far From the Tree." And, on the first night of Hanukkah, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares several recipes for latkes and other fried fare.
In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 12, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Mara Liasson joins us with the latest as Alabama voters head to the polls to decide who their next senator will be. Also, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly weighs in on the state of the airline industry, and why the company sees upside in making sure "every single customer" feels important. And Apple confirmed Monday that it has bought the music app Shazam for $400 million — a price that some analysts are calling a bargain. Edmund Lee, managing editor for Recode, discusses the deal's implications, and more of the latest tech news.
In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we continue with coverage from Birmingham, Alabama, on the eve of the special Senate election. We hear from voters, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. Also, we look at Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Syria and declaration of victory. And, we get the latest on three women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct and told their stories on "Megyn Kelly Today."
In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 11, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on the New York subway station explosion from Monday morning that left four injured. Also, we kick off coverage from Birmingham, Alabama, one day ahead of the special Senate election. We are joined by both Democrat and Republican voters, as well as reporters from media outlets around Alabama who have been covering the race. And, we get the latest update on the California fires that continue to burn, including the Thomas Fire which is now the fifth-largest in the modern California history.
In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 8, 2017 full broadcast, we get the latest on Republican Rep. Trent Franks, the third member of Congress this week to announce his resignation due to allegations of sexual misconduct, from NPR's Susan Davis. Also, historians Joanne Freeman and Brian Balogh explain the history behind why they say the public apology is not America's strong suit. And Danielle Belton of The Root rounds up the week in social media, from a young man saving a rabbit from a Southern California wildfire to reaction to Time magazine's 2017 Person of the Year cover.
In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 8, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Domenico Montanaro and Chad Pergram of Fox News join us to discuss the week's top political storylines, including Republican Rep. Trent Franks, Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Democratic Rep. John Conyers announcing their early departures from government. Also, from Handel to Tchaikovsky, this year marked milestones for some of the most beloved classical music works. We take a listen with Vic Di Geronimo, DJ and host of Classic Mornings on WILL in Urbana, Illinois. And John Sepulvado of KQED joins us with the latest on wildfires in Southern California, which have now broken out in northern San Diego County.