It's been nearly one year since Trump signed the 2018 farm bill, making it legal to grow industrial hemp in the U.S. for the first time in more than 50 years. Also, with just under a week to the U.K. elections, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party falls short in the polls behind Boris Johnson's Conservatives. Corbyn is the most unpopular opposition leader since the 1970s. Why despite the popularity of his ideas? We speak with a professor of British politics.
History Of Gentrification; Remembering Teen Transit Advocate Alejandra Agredo
Gentrification has touched almost every major city in the U.S., often arriving hand-in-hand with the displacement of longtime residents. We speak with WNYC's Matthew Schuerman, author of "Newcomers: Gentrification And Its Discontents" about the history of gentrification and the role that race plays. Also, in Miami, public transit activists are remembering a leading young voice to their cause who tragically ended her own life last week after stepping in front of a train. Founder of the nonprofit Miani Riders Alliance, Alejandra Agredo was only 17. We speak with the ...
A Budget-Friendly Holiday Meal; Utah's Affordable Housing Crisis
If you're hosting a party this holiday season, Chef Kathy Gunst recommends impressing your guests with a festive meal of white bean and herb dip, lasagna and Prosecco poached pears with cranberries. This meal is totally satisfying, fully celebratory — and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Also, across the country, home prices are rising faster than the rate of wage growth. Utah is considering a plan to help people pay their rent, as the cost of housing in that state soars.
Pelosi Directs Impeachment Articles; Eddie Redmayne In 'The Aeronauts'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that Democrats would begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. NPR's Tim Mak joins us for the latest on what this means and the White House response. And, Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne talks about his new film, "The Aeronauts," which tells the true story of scientist James Glaisher who in 1862 set out to break the altitude record in a gas balloon.
Trump Targets Trudeau At NATO; OxyContin Marketing Strategy
Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "two-faced" after the Canadian leader was caught on video seeming to make fun of Trump at the NATO summit. Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Wilson Center, joins us to discuss. And, new documents obtained by our partners at STAT show that Purdue Pharma employees expressed concern over the company's marketing strategy for OxyContin. For more, we're joined by STAT reporter Casey Ross.