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August 22, 2019: 13-Year-Old Jazz Star; Title IX And Women-Only Scholarships

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Host Tonya Mosley speaks with 13-year-old jazz pianist Brandon Goldberg, who not only plays keyboard but also arranged all of the music for his debut album "Let's Play." Also, the U.S. Department of Education is investigating female-only scholarships, awards, workshops and camps at more than two dozen universities. We talk to Erin Buzuvis, a Title IX expert and law professor at Western New England University, about these programs, many of which are focused on STEM fields.

Duration:00:41:55

August 22, 2019: Amazon Rainforest Fires; Hot Car Deaths

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There are a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest this year. Conservationists are blaming Brazil's government, saying the country's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has encouraged the clearing of rainforest land. Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting the fires to embarrass him. Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks to Carlos Nobre, a climate scientist in Brazil. Also, at least 35 children in the U.S. have died this year after being left in hot cars, according to the nonprofit Kids and...

Duration:00:41:39

August 21, 2019: Trump Changes Flores Settlement Agreement; Dog Attacks

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The Trump administration announced a change to the decades-old Flores Settlement Agreement that regulates how children are treated when they cross the Southern border into the United States. Host Tonya Mosley talks to NPR's Richard Gonzales about the Trump administration's change. Also, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Marjie Alonso, a dog trainer and director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABCT), about different dog breeds involved in attacks and...

Duration:00:42:41

August 21, 2019: What It's Like To Be 'Swatted'; Pills For Loneliness

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Since June, two high-profile black writers who write about race have been "swatted," an occasionally deadly form of online harassment involving a hoax call to police and a SWAT team rushing to the house of an often unaware victim. Leonard Pitts, Jr., a columnist for The Miami Herald, joins us to talk about his experience. Also, Tonya Mosley speaks with Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a psychologist at Brigham Young University, about loneliness and social isolation, and possible medications which...

Duration:00:42:30

August 20, 2019: How China Influences Chinese Abroad; Who Killed Tumblr?

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There are 60 million Chinese expats living abroad. We talk to Sarah Cook from Freedom House about how the Chinese government is influencing global opinion on Hong Kong and more through a far-reaching campaign of propaganda. Also, what happened to tumblr? That's what some fans of the blogging site are asking after tumblr sold to the parent company of former rival Wordpress last week for as little as $3 million. In 2013 Yahoo paid $1.1 billion for it. Host Peter O'Dowd speaks to Kara Swisher,...

Duration:00:41:38

August 20, 2019: San Jose Mayor On Gun Insurance; Native American Voters

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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed introducing a gun insurance requirement for all gun owners except police, less than a month after a mass shooting in Gilroy. Proponents say it's a common sense solution to reduce gun violence and defray the cost of tens of thousands of deaths each year from guns. Critics worry about increasing illegal gun ownership and violating the constitutional rights of gun owners. Also, on Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopefuls will address the first...

Duration:00:41:23

August 19, 2019: 'Black Mozart'; 90-Day Huawei Reprieve

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Here & Now's Lisa Mullins speaks with Bill Barclay, director of music at Shakespeare's Globe, about his musical exploration of the life of Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the biracial 18th-century virtuoso swordsman and musician known as the "Black Mozart." Also, the Trump administration is extending a license allowing the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei to buy goods from American companies. The Commerce Department blacklisted the company earlier this year because of national security...

Duration:00:41:39

August 19, 2019: Trump Downplays Recession Concerns; FBI Surveillance

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President Trump was asked Sunday about the possibility of the U.S. entering a recession, something that many experts see as likely. "I don't see a recession," he said. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with NPR's Jim Zarroli. Also, Faiza Patel of the Brennan Center talks to Here & Now's Tonya Mosley about why the FBI has all the authority it needs to combat domestic terrorism, and why increased surveillance is not a substitute for gun control when it comes to preventing more mass shootings.

Duration:00:42:16

August 16, 2019: Rep. Tlaib Cancels Israel Trip; GE Whistleblower Impacts Shares

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib is cancelling her trip to Israel, after Israel said she is allowed to see her grandmother in the West Bank on a humanitarian visit. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Neri Zilber, journalist, analyst and an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Also, Harry Markopolos, a financial analyst who raised concerns over Bernie Madoff before his fraud was discovered, said GE is hiding major losses from investors. GE responded that Markopolos is trying...

Duration:00:42:31

August 16, 2019: Rural Hospitals And 'Medicare For All'; Iceland's 'Dead' Glacier

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Hospital administrators from Texas to Maine say adopting a single-payer government health care program that covers all Americans would force more rural hospitals to close. Host Peter O'Dowd visited the hospital emergency department in a small Maine town to see how the debate Democrats are having over "Medicare for All" is resonating in rural America. Also, scientists, academics and world leaders will soon gather on a mountain in Iceland to memorialize the first major Icelandic glacier to...

Duration:00:41:34

August 15, 2019: Stars Of 'This Is Us'; White Supremacy Addiction

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NBC drama "This Is Us" is among the contenders at next month's Emmy Awards, racking up nine nominations. The series tells the story of one American family through flashbacks and flash-forwards through different time periods. Host Robin Young speaks with two of the stars, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia. Also, Dr. Peter Simi says white supremacy can become an addiction. He's spent the last two decades studying white supremacy. He joins host Robin Young to discuss what is known about...

Duration:00:41:46

August 15, 2019: Growing Fears Of Recession; Looking At Clinton's Impeachment

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Wall Street opened slightly higher Thursday morning, a day after the Dow plunged 800 points in one of the biggest ever one-day sell-offs on Wall Street. We discuss the growing fears of a global economic recession. Also, we look back at the last time the country impeached a president. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. He's co-author of "Impeachment: An American History", with Tim Neftali, Jon Meacham and Jeff Engel.

Duration:00:41:32

August 14, 2019: Country Star Vince Gill; Running To Machu Picchu

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Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Grammy-winning country artist Vince Gill about his new album, "Okie." Also, American runner Tyler Andrews finished Peru's challenging 40-mile Salkantay Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in about six hours, a trek that takes most hikers four days. He joins us to discuss breaking the record for the fastest known time to complete the trail. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's August 14, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:41:31

August 14, 2019: Lawsuit Against Epstein's Estate; Summer Salad Recipes

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On Wednesday, a woman who says Epstein sexually abused and raped her sued his estate and alleged co-conspirators. Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's longtime confidant, was the only named defendant in the case. Maxwell has denied procuring girls for Epstein. NPR's Sasha Ingber discusses the latest about the case with host Robin Young. Also, host Jeremy Hobson visits Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst's home in Maine to find out how to make salads with meat (or other protein) for light summer...

Duration:00:41:27

August 13, 2019: Ben Stiller's 'Escape At Dannemora'; Austin Tice's Parents Speak Out

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The Showtime series "Escape at Dannemora" tells the story of two inmates who escaped from a prison in upstate New York in 2015. Director Ben Stiller talks about the series, which has been nominated for 12 Emmys. And, the parents of missing journalist Austin Tice have released an open letter urging everyone to push for their son's release. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's August 13, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:41:28

August 13, 2019: Paris Lead Contamination; Havasupai Tribe In Grand Canyon

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An environmental group in France is suing the city of Paris for failing to properly warn and inform residents about the risk of lead contamination from the devastating fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral back in April. Robin Young speaks with Jacky Bonnemains, director of Robin des Bois, about the group's concerns. Also, host Jeremy Hobson talks to Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, a Havasupai Tribal Councilwoman, about the tribe, which lives below the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Duration:00:41:09

August 12, 2019: Hong Kong Airport Chaos; Charity Forgives Medical Debt

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More than 150 flights were cancelled at Hong Kong's international airport on Monday as thousands of protesters crammed into the terminal. We check in with NPR international correspondent Anthony Kuhn for the latest. And, nearly 80 million Americans carry medical debt, so two former collection agency executives started a charity to buy and forgive that debt. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's August 12, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:43:18

August 12, 2019: Investigating Epstein's Death; History Of Poultry Industry

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Accused child molester and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's death will not end the legal probe into his actions and his associates. The spotlight has now shifted to the people who may have helped Epstein recruit young women, and also to others to whom he had personal and professional connections. Here & Now's Robin Young talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Hong. Also, we talk to cultural anthropologist Angela Stuesse about how poultry workers went from being mostly white women in...

Duration:00:43:29

August 9, 2019: Trump's Opportunity Zones; Democrats At Iowa State Fair

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The new tax law created Opportunity Zones to encourage investment in poor neighborhoods. Noah Buhayar of Bloomberg News reports they may ultimately do more to enrich developers and fuel gentrification than help the communities they were intended to. Also, the Iowa State Fair is a required stop for the Democratic presidential candidates who want to win over voters ahead of the Iowa caucus in February. We speak with NPR's Scott Detrow about Joe Biden's visit on Thursday and who else will be...

Duration:00:43:24

August 9, 2019: Ex-White Supremacist On Recent Shootings; Uber Earnings Down

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Authorities are investigating two separate mass shootings in Gilroy, California, and El Paso, Texas, as possible acts of domestic terrorism. Host Tonya Mosley speaks with Christian Picciolini, founder of the Free Radicals Project and author of the forthcoming book, "Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism," about why young white men join white supremacy groups. Also, Uber announced its largest quarterly loss ever. It's partly because of increasing global competition from...

Duration:00:43:06