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  • Hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson

Here & Now offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation featuring interesting players from across the spectrum of arts and culture, business, technology, science, and politics.

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A recent report from the American Psychiatric Association urges people to “participate in policy and advocacy to combat climate change.”

And that’s just one of the medical groups writing about the connection between adverse mental health effects and global disasters related to changing climate.

The policy of separating children from their families at the Mexican border is dividing Republicans as Democrats push to end the practice.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Sen. Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen), a Democrat from Maryland, about visiting a border patrol processing center over the weekend in McAllen, Texas.

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Across the country and beyond, drug donations are quietly emerging. At least 37 states in the U.S. have created drug donation programs for unused medication.

Undergraduate applicants to the University of Chicago no longer have to include SAT or ACT scores in their applications. It’s the first top-tier university to make the tests optional, though a growing number of other schools are making similar moves.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with James Nondorf, dean of admissions and vice president of enrollment and student advancement at the University of Chicago.

A federal judge Tuesday approved AT&T’s plan to acquire Time Warner, in an $85 billion deal with sweeping consequences for consumers and the media industry. AT&T has promised to close the deal by June 20.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Roben Farzad (@robenfarzad), who hosts the podcast “Full Disclosure.”

Chavie Weisberger grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community in Monsey, New York, where she raised her three children after her 2008 divorce. But as she began questioning her faith and her sexuality, her neighbors told the religious authorities there that she was allowing secular behavior in her home.

How Religious Courts Impact Trying To Leave The Ultra-Orthodox Community

The alternative rock band Belly has its first album out in 23 years. The indie group shot up the charts in 1993 and was in heavy rotation on radio and MTV. Now, Belly is back on tour with their collection of new songs.

Andrea Shea (@asheaarts) from WBUR reports.

Looking Back At D-Day, 74 Years Later

Jun 6, 2018

It was the major turning point in World War II. Seventy-four years ago today, June 6, 1944, the allies stormed ashore in France to drive the Germans out. Less than a year later, the bloody conflict was over.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young looks back at an interview with historian John McManus, who wrote “The Dead And Those About To Die: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach” about what happened that day.

The computer game “Active Shooter” has been pulled from the online gaming platform Steam a few days before its release, after it provoked widespread outrage.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson learns more from Ben Johnson (@TheBrockJohnson), senior producer of “Endless Thread” and a tech correspondent for Here & Now.

As the wedding season gets underway, Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Atlanta-based wedding planner Summer McLane about the costs of tying the knot, tips for finding the right planner and some of the most common budget surprises.

For most people, “early music” means Beethoven, Bach and Debussy. But scholar Angela Mariani is interested in what came before those composers.

On this week’s Here & Now DJ Session, host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Mariani, host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Harmonia Early Music” from WFIU Public Radio, which highlights medieval, renaissance and baroque music.

The Trump administration has announced that it’s ending temporary protected status for nearly 57,000 Hondurans living in the U.S. TPS gives legal status to migrants who are already in the U.S. when their country suffers a conflict or natural disaster.

 

“The Americans” ends Wednesday. The FX show centers on husband and wife Russian spy team Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, played by real-life couple Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell.

The couple poses as Americans living in a D.C. suburb with their children running a travel agency, while murderously carrying out espionage in Cold War Washington. The show was created by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg, after several Russian spies were discovered living in America.

ABC has cancelled “Roseanne” after its star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racist tweet about a former Obama aide.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses the latest with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans).

Wednesday is the deadline for officials in Philadelphia to clear out two homeless encampments which have attracted many people who are addicted to drugs. Outreach workers are trying to place each person into treatment programs.

Joel Wolfram (@joelwolfram) of WHYY reports.

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