July 16, 2019: Update On Epstein; Valerie Jarrett On Trump's White House
A judge is expected to rule Thursday on whether to grant bail to financier Jeffrey Epstein while he awaits trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. He is accused of abusing dozens of girls. Renae Merle of the Washington Post has the latest on the scandal. Also, Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to then-President Obama, spoke to host Robin Young about her time in the White House and her opinion on the current administration and President Trump.
July 16, 2019: Resolution On Trump's Racist Tweets; Drug-Resistant Urinary Tract Infections
NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest on President Trump's racist tweets about four female freshmen Democrats of color. Also, urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are among women's most common health complaints. But as bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, many of the frontline drugs for treating the infections are ineffective. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 16, 2019 full broadcast.
July 15, 2019: Remembering Sadie Roberts-Joseph; Tasty Meatless Burgers For Summer
A beloved community activist and founder of Baton Rouge's African American history museum, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, was found dead in the truck of a car on Friday. As news of her death spread, Louisiana state Rep. C. Denise Marcelle paid tribute to the 75-year-old civil rights leader on her Facebook page. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Marcelle about Roberts-Joseph's legacy. Also, imitation meat is popping up all over. Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst gives us three meatless burger recipes that are perfect for summer grilling.
July 15, 2019: Trump Tweets Target Democratic Women Of Color; Historic Wimbledon Final
This morning on Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged President Trump to "aim higher" in criticizing four Democratic congresswomen of color, after Trump tweeted Monday they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." Also, it took nearly five hours for Novak Djokovic to defeat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon men's final Sunday — the longest final in history and the first to end in a fifth-set tiebreaker. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 15, 2019 full ...
July 12, 2019: Tropical Storm Barry Bears Down On Louisiana; Richmond Sees Rapid Transit Success
Tropical Storm Barry is inching closer to Louisiana and heavy, unrelenting rain is a main concern going into the weekend. We check in with meteorologist Jeff Huffman. Also, Richmond, Virginia, has seen a 17 percent bump in transit ridership in the year since it debuted a new bus rapid transit system called GRTC Pulse. Average ridership on the new line was double what planners initially expected. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 12, 2019 full broadcast.