The Broadway musical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is currently touring the country. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Noah Weisberg, who stars as reclusive candy inventor Willy Wonka in the stage production, based on the much-loved book by Roald Dahl. Also, airports in Atlanta, Houston and Miami have reported longer lines and closed terminals because of a shortage of Transportation Security Administration employees. It's one of the ways in which people are feeling the impact of the government shutdown. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 15, 2019 ...
January 15, 2019: Hour 2
Here & Now's Robin Young calls into "Open Line With Charlie Stone," a talk radio program in Sioux City, Iowa, to hear how Rep. Steve King's constituents are reacting to his punishment by congressional Republicans, after King questioned in a New York Times interview why "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" are offensive terms. Also, pre-K and kindergarten teachers have a lot to do: teaching early literacy, numbers, interpersonal skills — and in some states, changing diapers. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 15, 2019 full broadcast.
January 14, 2019: Hour 2
Rep. Eliot Engel, a Democrat from New York, and the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joins us to discuss some of the areas of the world that he sees as putting U.S. interests at risk. Also, U.S. wireless carriers are promising changes after a reporter for the website Motherboard revealed they were selling user location data to third parties. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 14, 2019 full broadcast.
January 14, 2019: Hour 1
The partial government shutdown has put a crimp on Washington, D.C., where the local economy depends on federal workers. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Mayor Muriel Bowser about how the shutdown has damaged her city. Also, as a woman of color in the male-dominated food industry, Elle Simone has made her mark as a food stylist, chef and now as a TV host on "America's Test Kitchen." That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 14, 2019 full broadcast.
January 11, 2019: Hour 2
After serving 22 years in solitary confinement, Anthony Gay was released from prison in Illinois in August. Now, he's suing the state. And as economies across the globe slow down, what does that mean for 2019? That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 11, 2019 full broadcast.