May 22, 2019: Tornadoes And Rain Devastate Midwest; 'Blackbird' Sung By Student In Mi'kmaq
Sixteen-year old high school student Emma Stevens sung a beautiful version of The Beatles' "Blackbird" in her native Mi'kmaq, to raise awareness of indigenous languages and culture. Host Robin Young speaks to Stevens and Katani Julian, who translated the song, about the experience. Also, dozens of tornadoes and heavy rain have overwhelmed parts of the Midwest and the Great Plains. Host Peter O' Dowd speaks with Stephanie Abrams, meteorologist with The Weather Channel, about the impact and what's in store for Memorial Day weekend.
May 22, 2019: Democrats Debate Impeachment; Rosie Perez On 'In Living Color' 25th Anniversary
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a meeting with her Democratic caucus Wednesday to discuss the issue of impeachment. NPR congressional reporter Kelsey Snell gives us the latest. Also, host Peter O'Dowd speaks with Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio about his 2020 presidential campaign. And, the sketch variety show "In Living Color" celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Host Robin Young speaks with cast member Rosie Perez about how the show broke cultural barriers.
May 21, 2019: A Look Into Kentucky's Bourbon Industry; New Warning On Sea-Level Rise
Abortion rights supporters are protesting against restrictive new abortion laws passed in a number of state. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss. Host Jeremy Hobson visits two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky for a closer look at the industry. And a new study on sea-level rise finds the impact could be worse than previously predicted.
May 21, 2019: Adam Driver In Broadway's 'Burn This'; Kentucky Politics Discussion
Host Robin Young talks to actor Adam Driver, who stars as Pale in the revival of Lanford Wilson's 1987 "Burn This" on Broadway. Also, host Jeremy Hobson is in Kentucky, talking to voters about Sen. Mitch McConnell and their primary on Tuesday. And, President Trump issued an executive order last week banning U.S. companies from using equipment and technology from anyone deemed a security threat, a move aimed at the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. The administration has now given Huawei a 90-day reprieve.
May 20, 2019: In Prison For 13 Years, Man Exonerated After Defending Himself
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Hassan Bennett, who has been out of prison for two weeks after defending himself in a retrial of his 13-year-old case — and winning. Also, as more than 1.8 million recent college grads begin jobs and paying off loans, we have some money advice for them. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's May 20, 2019 full broadcast.