How Hospitals Deal With Mass Shootings

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Interview | Produced by Dean Russell

Las Vegas is in the midst of a medical crisis. After Sunday night's deadly shooting, the city's hospitals are dealing with hundreds of casualties.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Eric Alberts, emergency preparedness manager for Orlando Health, about how he dealt with the situation after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

The Long History Of Sports, Politics And Race In America

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President Trump has refused to back down from his criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. Since sparking the feud, he's claimed that kneeling is disgraceful and framed the issue as one of patriotism — not, as some see it, as one of freedom of speech.

Sports, politics and race have a long history together in America. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a look back with historians Ed Ayers (@edward_l_ayers) and Brian Balogh (@historyfellow), co-hosts of the podcast BackStory, which is produced at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

The Long History Of Sports, Politics And Race In America

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Interview | Produced by Dean Russell

President Trump has refused to back down from his criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. Since sparking the feud, he's claimed that kneeling is disgraceful and framed the issue as one of patriotism — not, as some see it, as one of freedom of speech.

Sports, politics and race have a long history together in America. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a look back with historians Ed Ayers (@edward_l_ayers) and Brian Balogh (@historyfellow), co-hosts of the podcast BackStory, which is produced at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

In St. Louis, Silent Protest After Night Of Violence And Arrests

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Interview | Produced by Dean Russell

Protesters led a silent march Monday morning in St. Louis, continuing the dayslong rallies after former police officer Jason Stockley, who is white, was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man.

Protests began peacefully Sunday night, but later erupted into violence, resulting in more than 80 arrestsHere & Now's Robin Young gets the latest from St. Louis Public Radio's Nancy Fowler (@NancyFowlerSTL).

Irma Recovery In St. Thomas Expected To Be Slow And Painful

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The extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean is still coming into view. On St. John, many residents remain without power and officials fear the fresh water supply is low.

But the devastation may be even worse on St. Thomas, where aid has been slowed by destroyed infrastructure. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with NPR's Jason Beaubien (@jasonbnpr), who is in St. Thomas.

How Presidents Use Distractions To Get Things Done

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The same night Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, President Trump signed a directive banning transgender people from serving in the military.

Historians Brian Balogh (@historyfellow) and Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly) tell Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that presidents have often made controversial moves while public attention is focused elsewhere.

Balogh and Connolly are co-hosts of the podcast BackStory, which is produced at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

DJ Sessions: Songs For The End Of Summer

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In this week's edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, Jeremy Hobson speaks with KCRW DJ Chris Muckley (@cmuckley) about the tunes he's listening to as the summer comes to a close, including San Diego's Birdy Bardot, tropical folkster Son Little and the latest from Randy Newman.

Note: We have a Spotify playlist and an Apple Music playlist for our weekly DJ Sessions.

Music From The Segment

Birdy Bardot, "Fortune"

The Dream Rebel, "Hurt Me Bad"

Son Little, "Blue Magic (Waikiki)"

Randy Newman, "Putin"

Jonathan Rado, "Night"

After Leaks, Apple Unveils New iPhones

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Apple unveiled a series of new iPhones today, including a top-tier model called the iPhone X. The much-anticipated event comes days after one of the most significant leaks in the company's history.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Ben Johnson (@TheBrockJohnson), who covers technology for Here & Now.

Was Irma, Harvey Coverage Too Much?

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In the last few weeks, storm coverage of Harvey and Irma has been wall-to-wall and reporters have put themselves in the middle of hurricane-force winds and deadly storm surges. Many are asking, what draws the line between doing a public service and needlessly putting oneself at risk?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about storm coverage with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik).

Irma's Second Florida Landfall Hits Marco Island With Heavy Winds, Surge

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Hurricane Irma made its second Florida landfall on Sunday afternoon on Marco Island, covering much of the city with surge water. Remaining residents are without power or water, but the full extent of the damage is unknown.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Marco Island city council chairman Larry Honig about what they need for the cleanup ahead.

DJ Sessions: Remembering 9/11 Through Music

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Rita Houston was unable to get to work on Sept. 11, 2001. Blocked by the chaos surrounding the World Trade Center towers in New York, she stayed at home and called into WFUV, where she is a DJ. On that day and in the weeks to follow, listeners made repeated requests for songs that brought them comfort and reminded them of the character of New York.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about those songs with Houston (@RitaHoustonWFUV), now host of the show "The Whole Wide World" and program director at WFUV, which is based in the Bronx at Fordham University.

Music From The Segment

Elton John, "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"

Ryan Adams, "New York, New York"

Dar Williams, "Better Things"

Paul Simon, "Was a Sunny Day"

Florida Governor Warns 'We Cannot Save You' During Hurricane Irma

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Models show Hurricane Irma is on track to directly hit Florida by Saturday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott again warned residents against staying in evacuation zones Friday and reiterated that the state's rescue teams "cannot save you in the middle of the storm."

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Jeff Huffman (@HuffmanHeadsUp), director and chief meteorologist of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, about the latest on Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma Makes Its Way Through Caribbean, Wreaking Havoc

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Hurricane Irma continued to make its way through the Caribbean Thursday. Puerto Rico suffered power outages, but was spared the extensive devastation experienced by Saint Martin, Barbuda and other smaller islands.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson finds out what to expect next with Jeff Huffman (@HuffmanHeadsUp), director and chief meteorologist of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network.

Poolside's New Album 'Heat' Delivers Relaxed, Daytime Disco

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The Los Angeles-based duo Poolside has been described as "daytime disco" — relaxed beats, high vocals and a wash of smooth electronics. It's the kind of music you might expect to hear while lounging by the side of a pool.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Poolside duo Filip Nikolic(@FilipNikolic) and Jeffrey Paradise (@JeffreyParadise) about their latest album, "Heat."

Trump Overrules GOP With Deal On Spending, Debt, Harvey Aid

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President Trump overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday and cut a deal with Democrats to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit for three months, all part of an agreement to speed money to Harvey relief.

Here & Now's Robin Young discusses the latest with NPR's Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR).

Congress To Address Self-Driving Car Regulations

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The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow automakers and technology companies to test more self-driving cars.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Tony Romm (@TonyRomm), senior editor of policy and politics for Recode, about the vote.

'Dreamer' Responds To Trump's DACA Announcement

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Thais Marques was marching at the base of New York's Trump Tower Tuesday when the White House announced its plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

Marques (@thais_tweets), who was brought to the U.S. illegally from Brazil at the age of 5, has been a beneficiary of the program for more than four years. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with her.