After nearly two years, special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that there was no conspiracy between Trump associates and the Russia government. Trump and allies say that the report fully exonerates him, but Democrats note that Mueller did not clear him of potentially obstructing justice. Also, host Jeremy Hobson talks to former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, who is considering a primary challenge to President Trump.
March 22, 2019: Hour 2
House Democrats are investigating the use of private email accounts and messenger apps to conduct official government business by the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner. Also, activists are digging into more yearbooks after blackface controversies rocked the Virginia state government. And, Brian Balogh and Ed Ayers, co-hosts of the weekly history podcast "Backstory," delve into the history of elite college admissions and the role of money.
March 22, 2019: Hour 1
Republicans are pushing back against President Trump's recent comments about the late Sen. John McCain. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and Peter O'Dowd get the latest on that and more on the week in politics from Bloomberg News national political reporter Sahil Kapur and NPR congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Also, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans discusses a new ABC show that tells a fictional story similar to the O.J. Simpson trial. And school counselors are struggling to keep up with the emotional needs of teenagers in the U.S. One ...
March 21, 2019: Hour 2
New Zealand's prime minister announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the mass shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. Also, Biogen shares fell nearly 30 percent this morning after news that the company is discontinuing trials on aducanumab, a drug that was supposed to help treat Alzheimer's. And NPR's Gene Demby joins host Robin Young to explain how the politics of respectability can be a tool for and a weapon against the fight for social change.
March 21, 2019: Hour 1
Good news for consumers as the Federal Reserve announced it is holding interest rates steady and signaled that it is unlikely to raise them again this year. Also, historian Gary Gerstle joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the legacy of former President Theodore Roosevelt 100 years after his death. And, Labour Party member of Parliament David Lammy weighs in on the fate of Brexit as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May looks for an extension from the European Union.