May 24, 2019: CEO Reduces Waste In Fashion; 8th Grader Alleviates School Lunch Debt
Stephanie Benedetto, CEO and co-founder of Queen of Raw, aims to reduce waste in the fashion industry using blockchain technology. Also, one eighth grader in Austin, Texas crowdfunded more than $10,000 to pay off his school district's lunch debt — a problem many schools deal with across the country. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's May 24, 2019 full broadcast.
May 24, 2019: 5 Songs Mix Genres And Languages; Self-Driving Mail Trucks Hit The Road
KCRW DJ Raul Campos shares some of his favorite new releases that mix genres and languages with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson. Also, the USPS launched a self-driving truck program to move mail over a 1,000-mile route between Dallas and Phoenix. The program comes as the industry faces a growing truck driver shortage. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's May 24, 2019 full broadcast.
May 23, 2019: 'American Taliban' Released; Fake Service Dogs
The man known as the "American Taliban" was released from prison on Thursday after 17 years. Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss. A look at the widespread problem of businesses trying to pass off untrained dogs as service animals. And, NPR's Frank Langfitt joins us from London to discuss the big day in British politics as the U.K. votes in the European Parliament elections.
May 23, 2019: Missouri Tornadoes Kill At Least 3 People; José Andrés On 'Vegetables Unleashed'
Violent tornadoes in Missouri killed at least three people and caused widespread damage Wednesday night into Thursday. Police are going door-to-door to check on people in the hard-hit state capital, Jefferson City. Also, famed chef and philanthropist José Andrés has published his first cookbook in ten years "Vegetables Unleashed." And Georgia's new restrictive abortion bill signed in May has started to create a backlash from many within the film industry.
May 22, 2019: Tornadoes And Rain Devastate Midwest; 'Blackbird' Sung By Student In Mi'kmaq
Sixteen-year old high school student Emma Stevens sung a beautiful version of The Beatles' "Blackbird" in her native Mi'kmaq, to raise awareness of indigenous languages and culture. Host Robin Young speaks to Stevens and Katani Julian, who translated the song, about the experience. Also, dozens of tornadoes and heavy rain have overwhelmed parts of the Midwest and the Great Plains. Host Peter O' Dowd speaks with Stephanie Abrams, meteorologist with The Weather Channel, about the impact and what's in store for Memorial Day weekend.