May 17, 2019: Fall Enrollment Remains Open At Many Colleges; Trade War's Toll On Farmers
There's a resource for high school graduates who missed college application deadlines: a list of more than 400 schools still accepting applications. Also, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Davie Stephens, a soy farmer and president of the American Soybean Association, about the trade war between the U.S. and China. He says it's causing an emotional strain for farmers. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's May 17, 2019 full broadcast.
May 17, 2019: Remembering I.M. Pei; The Bronx Gets A Bookstore To Call Its Own
Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, who designed the Louvre, died earlier this week at age 102. He added elegance to landscapes from the East to the West. Also while the Bronx is nearly as big as Manhattan, it had no general interest bookstore — until Noëlle Santos quit her job and opened The Lit. Bar last month. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's May 17, 2019 full broadcast.
May 16, 2019: U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low; Broadway Plays Looks At The Clintons In 2008
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the U.S. birth rate reached its lowest in 32 years in 2018. Also, a new Broadway play — starring John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf — takes an imaginative look at Hillary and Bill Clinton in New Hampshire before the 2008 primary. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's May 16, 2019 full broadcast.
May 15, 2019: FAA Faces Questions From Congress On 737 Max; Scientists Struggle For Green Workplaces
The acting head of the Federal Aviation Authority faces questions Wednesday from a House committee about the agency's role in approving the Boeing 737 Max airplane. Here & Now's transportation analyst Seth Kaplan talks about the FAA's safety assessments of the aircraft. Also, 53-year-old Victor Vescoso from Texas has resurfaced from what he claims is the deepest ocean dive in human history. He talks to host Jeremy Hobson about what he found at the bottom.
May 15, 2019: Alabama Senate Passes Abortion Bill; San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology
As the country's most restrictive abortion bill goes to the Governor's desk in Alabama, NPR's Nina Totenberg and host Jeremy Hobson discuss the path this legislation could take to the Supreme Court. Also, San Francisco's board of supervisors voted to ban the use of facial recognition technology by city agencies and police. KQED's Rachael Myrow explains why. And, Birmingham, Al., was once the industrial hub for iron and steel, but is now a leader in attracting tech talent to the South.