New Zealand's prime minister announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the mass shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. Also, Biogen shares fell nearly 30 percent this morning after news that the company is discontinuing trials on aducanumab, a drug that was supposed to help treat Alzheimer's. And NPR's Gene Demby joins host Robin Young to explain how the politics of respectability can be a tool for and a weapon against the fight for social change.
March 21, 2019: Hour 1
Good news for consumers as the Federal Reserve announced it is holding interest rates steady and signaled that it is unlikely to raise them again this year. Also, historian Gary Gerstle joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the legacy of former President Theodore Roosevelt 100 years after his death. And, Labour Party member of Parliament David Lammy weighs in on the fate of Brexit as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May looks for an extension from the European Union.
March 20, 2019: Hour 2
Mozambique begins three days of mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the most destructive storms southern African has experienced in decades. Also, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat postpartum depression. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, the academic principle investigator in clinical trials for the drug. And, the Pentagon is challenging a report from Amnesty International that claims civilians are being killed by U.S. airstrikes in Somalia.
March 20, 2019: Hour 1
Nebraska's agriculture industry has been hit hard by historic flooding. A local rancher explains the impact of losing 35 calves to the rising waters. Also, C-SPAN aired its first broadcast 40 years ago this week, offering America a window into the world of Washington. And President Trump has picked a former Delta Airlines executive to lead the FAA. The agency has come under scrutiny for its decision to certify the Boeing 737 Max, the plane involved in two deadly crashes in the past five months.
March 19, 2019: Hour 2
Historic flooding in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri could have a significant impact on agriculture in the Midwest. Also, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson visits the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory outside of Chicago, where scientists are studying a tiny particle that could answer the biggest questions in physics. And NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik joins us to discuss former House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to join the board of Fox Corporation.