Here & Now
Here & Now

A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it's happening in the middle of the day, with timely, in-depth news, interviews and conversation. Hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.

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42 min

Climate Change In Australia; U.S.'s Largest Dairy Producer Files For Bankruptcy

In Australia, dozens of fires are burning out of control in New South Wales, the country's most populous state and the conditions have sparked a fresh debate among government leaders about the role of climate change. Also, dairy producer Dean Foods has filed for bankruptcy, citing challenges amid increasing consumer demand for plant-based milk alternatives. Journalist Dom DiFurio of the Dallas Morning News has the latest.
42 min

Trade War's Impact On Pennsylvania Farmers; The Next Big Radio Hits

The agricultural industry is one of the hardest-hit sectors in the United States' trade war with China. Amid new hopes of a trade deal, Emily Pontecorvo reports on how Pennsylvania farmers are faring as they bring in their second harvest of the season. Also, KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez shares five artists he thinks will be huge in 2020.
42 min

Helping Asylum-Seekers At U.S.-Mexico Border; 'The Bakersfield Sound'

An encampment in Matamoros, Mexico, is a stopping point for asylum-seekers who are waiting for a chance at legal entry into the United States. The conditions at the encampment are poor but a group of U.S. volunteers called Team Brownsville is crossing the border daily to help. Also, Bakersfield, California, has a rich country music history, and a massive new box set documents that legacy. Scott B. Bomar, author of "The Bakersfield Sound," joins us.
42 min

Judd Apatow On Garry Shandling; DREAMer On Supreme Court DACA Case

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on the Trump administration's decision to end DACA. The Obama-era policy gives young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children permission to live and work in the U.S. A DACA advocate explains the significance of the proceeding. Also, Judd Apatow has edited a collection of the late comedian Garry Shandling's work. We talk to him about "It's Garry Shandling's Book."
42 min

Kanye West's Gospel Crossover; China's Singles Day Retail Record

Kanye West's new gospel album "Jesus Is King" is making history on the Billboard charts, but former music executive Naima Cochrane writes that West isn't the first hip-hop artist to go gospel. And, Chinese online retailer Alibaba recorded a record $31 billion in sales on Singles Day. The Chinese holiday was created by students in the 1990s as an alternative to Valentine's Day.
42 min

How To Be Resilient; A Look At Trump's 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

Author Neil Pasricha says we live in the best time ever to be alive, but we're not resilient. He tells us how to handle failure and boost our creativity by taking "untouchable days." Also, more than 1,500 asylum seekers are living in tent cities close to the U.S.-Mexico border as they await their asylum cases to enter the U.S. Host Tonya Mosley talks to Amnesty International USA's executive director about the conditions there.
42 min

High Schoolers Talk Trump And 2020; Fed Meets On Climate Change

What are high schoolers saying about the impeachment inquiry and the 2020 election? We hear from three new and soon-to-be voters at Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City. Also, for the first time ever, the Federal Reserve is meeting on climate change. The conference is already so overcrowded a special webcast has been set up to meet demand. We get the latest from Bloomberg's Mike Regan.
41 min

Berlin Wall's Legacy; Camp Fire Survivors Don't Want To Be Forgotten

Thirty years ago Saturday, the Berlin Wall came down, leading to the reunification of East and West Germany. Host Peter O'Dowd reports. Also, one year after the deadly Camp Fire in northern California, Here & Now's Tonya Mosley reports from Paradise about the townspeople determined to rebuild their community.
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