July 15, 2019: Remembering Sadie Roberts-Joseph; Tasty Meatless Burgers For Summer
A beloved community activist and founder of Baton Rouge's African American history museum, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, was found dead in the truck of a car on Friday. As news of her death spread, Louisiana state Rep. C. Denise Marcelle paid tribute to the 75-year-old civil rights leader on her Facebook page. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Marcelle about Roberts-Joseph's legacy. Also, imitation meat is popping up all over. Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst gives us three meatless burger recipes that are perfect for summer grilling.
July 15, 2019: Trump Tweets Target Democratic Women Of Color; Historic Wimbledon Final
This morning on Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged President Trump to "aim higher" in criticizing four Democratic congresswomen of color, after Trump tweeted Monday they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." Also, it took nearly five hours for Novak Djokovic to defeat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon men's final Sunday — the longest final in history and the first to end in a fifth-set tiebreaker. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 15, 2019 full ...
July 12, 2019: Tropical Storm Barry Bears Down On Louisiana; Richmond Sees Rapid Transit Success
Tropical Storm Barry is inching closer to Louisiana and heavy, unrelenting rain is a main concern going into the weekend. We check in with meteorologist Jeff Huffman. Also, Richmond, Virginia, has seen a 17 percent bump in transit ridership in the year since it debuted a new bus rapid transit system called GRTC Pulse. Average ridership on the new line was double what planners initially expected. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 12, 2019 full broadcast.
July 12, 2019: Acosta Resignation Rocks Washington; Ebola Surges In Congo
Leaving the White House on Friday morning with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta by his side, President Trump said Acosta would be resigning in one week. Our politics roundtable breaks down that story and more from the week in politics. Also, ebola has made a resurgence in the eastern provinces of Congo over the past year. There have been more than 1,500 deaths and more than 2,000 reported cases. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 12, 2019 full broadcast.
July 11, 2019: Massive ICE Raids; Awkwafina Stars In 'The Farewell'
After weeks of delay, there are reports that nationwide ICE raids are set to begin Sunday in at least 10 major cities. NPR's Franco Ordoñez speaks about the political ramifications with host Jeremy Hobson. And, Asian American actor and rapper Awkwafina joins us to talk about her role in the new film, "The Farewell," in which she plays a woman whose grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 11, 2019 full broadcast.