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February 19, 2019: Hour 2

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders makes his second campaign for the White House official, four years after trying for the Democratic party's 2016 nomination. Also, the U.S. Chinese population has become an evolving demographic in suburban areas and "new destination states," such as Arizona and North Dakota. Professor Janelle Wong talks to Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about their rapid growth in suburban areas.

Duration:00:41:47

February 19, 2019: Hour 1

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Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Yvette Gaytan, who is one of several U.S.-Mexico border landowners suing President Trump over his national emergency declaration for a border wall. Also, the Army has come up with a new strategy after falling short of 2018's recruitment goals: enlisting educators to reach out to young people about joining the military.

Duration:00:41:59

February 18, 2019: Hour 2

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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.

Duration:00:42:27

February 18, 2019: Hour 1

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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...

Duration:00:42:27

February 15, 2019: Hour 2

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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.

Duration:00:41:16

February 15, 2019: Hour 1

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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.

Duration:00:42:23

February 14, 2019: Hour 2

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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...

Duration:00:41:36

February 14, 2019: Hour 1

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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.

Duration:00:42:30

February 13, 2019: Hour 2

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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.

Duration:00:41:29

February 13, 2019: Hour 1

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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...

Duration:00:42:12

February 12, 2019: Hour 1

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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....

Duration:00:42:59

February 12, 2019: Hour 2

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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.

Duration:00:43:03

February 11, 2019: Hour 2

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In a blues edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, we listen to some of the genre's best with Cary Wolfson, host of "Blues from the Red Rooster Lounge." Also, the IRS says tax refunds are 8 percent lower so far this year, and fewer taxpayers are filing early. It may be a sign of confusion over the new tax code. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 11, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:30

February 11, 2019: Hour 1

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It will be a busy week in Washington: Talks to avert another government shutdown appear to have stalled on Capitol Hill, two more candidates have joined the presidential race for 2020 and there continues to be fallout from Virginia's political scandals continues. Also, an all-girls science club at San Fernando High School in California has designed a solar-powered tent to tackle homelessness. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 11, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:43:27

February 8, 2019: Hour 2

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Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney declared his candidacy for president of the United States in July 2017, becoming the first Democrat to do so. He tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson what his priorities would be if elected. Also, after the city of Minneapolis dismantled a large, outdoor homeless camp in December, an experimental shelter opened in partnership with the Red Lake Nation. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 8, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:06

February 8, 2019: Hour 1

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The Venezuela-born conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra talks about the music he's turning to for solace as unrest grows in his native country. Also, 2 billion people depend on water from the Himalayan mountains. At least one-third of the region's glaciers will be gone by 2100, though, according to an alarming new report. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 8, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation...

Duration:00:42:14

February 7, 2019: Hour 2

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President Trump has said he prefers the term "Democrat party" to Democratic Party, its official name, and used it in his State of the Union address. But where did the term come from? Also, Paul Rieckhoff came home from the Iraq War and started Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Of America, which has become the largest organization for veterans of those wars. We speak with Rieckhoff, who's set to step down as IAVA's leader later this month, and fellow veteran Jeremy Butler, who will replace him....

Duration:00:42:57

February 7, 2019: Hour 1

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Following a State of the Union address where President Trump denounced partisan probes, Democrats in the House are ramping up investigations into the Trump administration. Also, in his new book "Digital Minimalism," computer scientist Cal Newport says we need to evaluate how much time we waste skimming and scrolling on our smartphones. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 7, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:41:26

February 6, 2019: Hour 2

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We analyze and discuss President Trump's second State of the Union address with Republican strategist Alice Stewart and radio host and Democrat Bill Press. Also, the National Geographic documentary "Free Solo" follows climber Alex Honnold in his quest to become the first person to climb Yosemite National Park's famed, 3,000-foot rock wall El Capitan without any ropes to catch him if he fell. The stakes were high: climb perfectly, or die. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Feb. 6,...

Duration:00:42:30

February 6, 2019: Hour 1

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Here & Now's Robin Young gets perspective on President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night from Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst. Also, cabbage's reputation has been transformed from peasant fare to superfood, chef Kathy Gunst says. It's also inexpensive, and can be used in a wide variety of dishes. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 6, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:36