July 22, 2019: Election Security In 2020; Prison Inmate Gerrymandering
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has appointed Shelby Pierson as the country's first election threats executive. State election chiefs are also reviewing the safety of their election systems ahead of 2020, and some are calling for more money to strengthen their defenses. We speak with New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Also, advocates are trying to end a type of gerrymandering, called "prison gerrymandering," where prisoners are counted as living at the prison instead of their home addresses. The result is an inflated constituent count in prison ...
July 22, 2019: Heat Wave Strains Power Grid; 'Dear Evan Hansen' Actors
The heat wave that gripped much of the U.S. put a strain on the power grid with hundreds of thousands in New York and Michigan losing power. We look at the reliability of the power grid with Julie McNamara of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Ben Levi Ross and Jessica Phillips, who star in the national tour of the Tony-winning musical, "Dear Evan Hansen." And, researchers at the University of Michigan found that patients are being prescribed opioids for ankle sprains.
July 19, 2019: Heat Wave; Robert Arellano's 'On Time'
A heat wave is set to blanket much of the U.S. from the Midwest to the Northeast this week. Mark Elliot, a meteorologist with The Weather Channel, joins us to discuss what to expect. And, Austin-based musician Robert Arellano joins Here & Now's Eric Westervelt to discuss his new EP, "On Time." That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 19, 2019 full broadcast.
July 19, 2019: 'Lion King' Stars JD McCrary And Shahadi Wright Joseph; Apollo 11 Challenges
We meet JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph, who voice the young Simba and the young Nala in the new Disney remake of "The Lion King." Also, 50 years ago this month, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by becoming the first humans to walk on the moon. It was such a triumph that it's easy to forget just how difficult and dangerous the Apollo 11 mission really was. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 19, 2019 full broadcast.
July 18, 2019: 2020 Candidate Rep. Seth Moulton; Dry-Eye Drug Shortages Persist
We continue our series of conversations with 2020 presidential candidates by speaking with Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a former Marine who's focusing his campaign on veterans issues, foreign policy and voting rights. Also, earlier this year, Here & Now reported on a nationwide shortage of drops and gels that relieve a condition called dry eye. We follow up for the latest on the situation and how sufferers are coping. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 18, 2019 full broadcast.