April 24, 2019: Supreme Court Hears Final Oral Arguments; 'The Next Great Paulie Fink'
Today marks the last day the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this term. Justices argued about one of the term's biggest cases on Tuesday: whether the Trump administration can include a question about citizenship in the 2020 census. Also, award-winning author Ali Benjamin's new young adult novel "The Next Great Paulie Fink" explores familiar teen themes — with a twist. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 24, 2019 full broadcast.
April 24, 2019: Jason Rezaian On New Book 'Prisoner'; Coachella's Best Music
It's been a little more than three years since journalist Jason Rezaian's release from an Iranian prison. He's written a new book about his experience. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about his first Coachella experience with KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe, and the two share some of their favorite music from the festival. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 24, 2019 full broadcast.
April 23, 2019: Plastic Waste Crisis In Southeast Asia, Internet Star Oobah Butler
A new report from the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives reveals how some countries in Southeast Asia are struggling to manage higher volumes of plastic waste as a result of China's ban on imports of mixed recyclable plastics last year. Also, internet star Oobah Butler joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss his new book, "How to Bullsh*t Your Way to Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide to 21st Century Success." That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 22, 2019 full broadcast.
April 23, 2019: Democrat John Hickenlooper On 2020; Sri Lanka Shuts Down Some Social Media
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson continues our series of conversations with 2020 presidential candidates by talking with Democrat John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado. Also, in an effort to prevent the spread of misinformation, the Sri Lankan government temporarily shut down access to social media sites including Facebook and YouTube after a series of church and hotel bombings on Easter Sunday. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's April 23, 2019 full broadcast.
April 22, 2019: Quebec Divided Over Proposed Religious Symbols Ban; Antarctica's Oldest Ice
President Trump continued to attack Democrats and the Mueller report over the weekend, while Democrats are considering how to approach the report. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the latest. Also in Quebec, a bill that would ban public workers from wearing religious symbols on the job has Canadians in the province divided. And later this year, European scientists will begin drilling for what's believed to be the world's oldest ice in Antarctica. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's April 22, 2019 full broadcast.