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April 25, 2019: What Biden Means For 2020; British Synchronized Swimmers

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As former Vice President Joe Biden officially enters the 2020 presidential race, Democratic strategist Bill Press considers what this means for the Democratic nomination fight. Also, a British synchronized swimming duo made a splash last month when they performed their world championship routine in a pool of floating plastic waste. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 25, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:58

April 25, 2019: Inside Baltimore's Trash Incinerator; Bernie Sanders' 2020 Chances

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On any given day, 300 trucks pull up to a building not far from downtown Baltimore and dump their loads into a pit filled with 2,200 tons of the city's trash. A fire burning inside that building turns the mountain of garbage into a manageable pile of ash, and creates electricity as a byproduct. But the fire could be going out. Also, we take a closer look at Sen. Bernie Sanders' prospects in the increasingly crowded Democratic field for 2020. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April...

Duration:00:42:04

April 24, 2019: Supreme Court Hears Final Oral Arguments; 'The Next Great Paulie Fink'

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Today marks the last day the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this term. Justices argued about one of the term's biggest cases on Tuesday: whether the Trump administration can include a question about citizenship in the 2020 census. Also, award-winning author Ali Benjamin's new young adult novel "The Next Great Paulie Fink" explores familiar teen themes — with a twist. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 24, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:21

April 24, 2019: Jason Rezaian On New Book 'Prisoner'; Coachella's Best Music

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It's been a little more than three years since journalist Jason Rezaian's release from an Iranian prison. He's written a new book about his experience. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about his first Coachella experience with KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe, and the two share some of their favorite music from the festival. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 24, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:42

April 23, 2019: Plastic Waste Crisis In Southeast Asia, Internet Star Oobah Butler

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A new report from the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives reveals how some countries in Southeast Asia are struggling to manage higher volumes of plastic waste as a result of China's ban on imports of mixed recyclable plastics last year. Also, internet star Oobah Butler joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss his new book, "How to Bullsh*t Your Way to Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide to 21st Century Success." That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 22, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:34

April 23, 2019: Democrat John Hickenlooper On 2020; Sri Lanka Shuts Down Some Social Media

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Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson continues our series of conversations with 2020 presidential candidates by talking with Democrat John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado. Also, in an effort to prevent the spread of misinformation, the Sri Lankan government temporarily shut down access to social media sites including Facebook and YouTube after a series of church and hotel bombings on Easter Sunday. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 23, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:20

April 22, 2019: Quebec Divided Over Proposed Religious Symbols Ban; Antarctica's Oldest Ice

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President Trump continued to attack Democrats and the Mueller report over the weekend, while Democrats are considering how to approach the report. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the latest. Also in Quebec, a bill that would ban public workers from wearing religious symbols on the job has Canadians in the province divided. And later this year, European scientists will begin drilling for what's believed to be the world's oldest ice in Antarctica. That and more, in...

Duration:00:42:39

April 22, 2019: Reaction To Sri Lanka Attacks; Compensation For Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors

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The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels, killing nearly 300 people, were possibly carried out by suicide bombers from a domestic Islamist group, according to a government official. Also, Attorney Ken Feinberg and his longtime associate Camille Biros have worked on compensation funds for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the Deepwater Horizon spill. Now they are overseeing compensation funds for survivors of clergy sex...

Duration:00:42:47

April 19, 2019: Hour 2

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It's been four years since the death of New York Times columnist David Carr. Now, his daughter, Erin Lee Carr, is out with a memoir about her relationship with her father. Also, after the release of the redacted Mueller report Thursday, we speak with Paul McNulty, the deputy attorney general under George W. Bush, who has worked at the Justice Department under Attorney General William Barr.

Duration:00:42:39

April 19, 2019: Hour 1

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Maps are crucial to understanding severe weather threats to various areas — but what good are they if viewers can't read them? Also, the Supreme Court will hear opening arguments next Tuesday about whether the Trump administration can bring back a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. Census. We take a look at past censuses and how they have been used for both good and bad.

Duration:00:43:05

April 17, 2019: Hour 2

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Democrat Jamal Simmons and Republican Matt Mackowiak join Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what they expect from the release Thursday of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation. Also, in our latest DJ Session, David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio shares his love for world dance music. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 17, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:27

April 17, 2019: Hour 1

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President Trump vetoed a bipartisan resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about Trump's veto with Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy from Connecticut. Also, host Robin Young talks with news photographer Maya Vidon-White about what it was like to cover the devastating fire that destroyed major sections of the city's Notre Dame Cathedral. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 17, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:47

April 16, 2019: Hour 2

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Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral from NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton. Also, Maryland lawmakers recently became the first in the U.S. to approve a statewide ban on Styrofoam food containers — and a local Baltimore celebrity may have had something to do with it. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 16, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:43:06

April 16, 2019: Hour 1

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Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy about the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and its impact on the French psyche. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Janny Scott joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about her new book "The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune and the Story of My Father." That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 16, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:57

April 15, 2019: Hour 2

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Chelsea Handler is out with a new memoir, "Life Will Be the Death of Me." The book covers a wide swath of the stand-up comedian's life — from the 2016 election to her crush on special counsel Robert Mueller. It's also an examination of the death of her older brother Chet. Also, 28 employees at Amazon have filed an activist shareholder proposal asking Amazon to take a stronger stance on climate change. We hear from one of them. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 15, 2019 full...

Duration:00:42:32

April 15, 2019: Hour 1

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What might be in special counsel Robert Mueller's more than 300-page redacted report on the Russia investigation? NPR national security editor Phil Ewing shares details, with the report's release expected in the next few days. Also, we talk with Jeff Benedict, co-author of the biography "Tiger Woods," about the magnitude of Woods' career comeback after the golfer won the Masters on Sunday. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 15, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:43:56

April 12, 2019: Hour 2

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After WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he has lived for nearly seven years, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Vaughan Smith, Assange's friend. Also, award-winning songwriter T Bone Burnett's new album, "The Invisible Light: Acoustic Space," is a departure for the artist, who has spent most his career behind the scenes as a producer for the music industry's biggest stars.

Duration:00:42:10

April 12, 2019: Hour 1

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The Dallas public library wants to follow the lead of several large city's libraries across the U.S. by getting rid of late fees for overdue books. Also, Meb Keflezighi — the only man to win the New York and Boston marathons, plus an Olympic medal in the 26.2-mile race — has come out with a new book on faith and identity.

Duration:00:42:00

April 11, 2019: Hour 1

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Some people say the WikiLeaks' founder is a hero, while others call him a traitor. So who really is Julian Assange? Also, Scott Jurek broke the speed record for running the Appalachian Trail, navigating 2,189 miles — from Georgia to Maine — in 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. We revisit our conversation with Jurek and his wife Jenny, who supported him throughout the run, from last year. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 11, 2019 full broadcast.

Duration:00:42:39

April 11, 2019: Hour 2

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Host Robin Young speaks with "Wild Nights With Emily" star Molly Shannon and writer-director Madeleine Olnek. The film explores poet Emily Dickinson's relationship with her sister-in-law Susan and how her literary legacy was shaped by those who knew her least. Also, thousands of Amazon employees have added their names to a letter, calling on Amazon to adopt a shareholder proposal to fight climate change. And we speak with Chance Briggs, country director for Save The Children in Mozambique,...

Duration:00:42:38