August 23, 2019: Reforming The NRA; Women Of Color Work Empowerment
The National Rifle Association has had President Trump's ear this week when it comes to the conversation about guns in America. But the NRA has been facing continued internal troubles. We speak with Rob Pincus, a member of the NRA and a spokesperson for Save the Second, a pro-gun rights group. Also, women, especially women of color, are underrepresented in management and board positions in the workplace. Tonya Mosley speaks with Minda Harts, author of "The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At ...
August 23, 2019: Stop The Bleed Campaign; Bipartisan Agreement Against Robocalls
Would you know what to do in an emergency situation? From natural disasters and everyday accidents, the Stop the Bleed campaign encourages bystanders to become trained and equipped in an emergency situation. Also, major telecommunications companies, including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, are teaming up with the attorneys general of all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., to stop robocalls in a new agreement. Host Tonya Mosley speaks with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
August 22, 2019: 13-Year-Old Jazz Star; Title IX And Women-Only Scholarships
Host Tonya Mosley speaks with 13-year-old jazz pianist Brandon Goldberg, who not only plays keyboard but also arranged all of the music for his debut album "Let's Play." Also, the U.S. Department of Education is investigating female-only scholarships, awards, workshops and camps at more than two dozen universities. We talk to Erin Buzuvis, a Title IX expert and law professor at Western New England University, about these programs, many of which are focused on STEM fields.
August 22, 2019: Amazon Rainforest Fires; Hot Car Deaths
There are a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest this year. Conservationists are blaming Brazil's government, saying the country's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has encouraged the clearing of rainforest land. Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting the fires to embarrass him. Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks to Carlos Nobre, a climate scientist in Brazil. Also, at least 35 children in the U.S. have died this year after being left in hot cars, according to the nonprofit Kids and Cars. Stephanie Salvilla, who's 5-month-old son died in her ...
August 21, 2019: Trump Changes Flores Settlement Agreement; Dog Attacks
The Trump administration announced a change to the decades-old Flores Settlement Agreement that regulates how children are treated when they cross the Southern border into the United States. Host Tonya Mosley talks to NPR's Richard Gonzales about the Trump administration's change. Also, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Marjie Alonso, a dog trainer and director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABCT), about different dog breeds involved in attacks and what to do if a dangerous canine approaches you.