A history of anthems that empower women; Deadly fire at Juárez immigration center
After a shooter opened fire at a Nashville elementary school on Monday, authorities are still searching for a motive. The attack took place at the Covenant School and left three adults, three children and the shooter dead. Alexis Marshall of WPLN joins us. And, a fire broke out in an immigration center in Ciudad Juárez killing 39 migrants and injuring 29 others. Angela Kocherga, KTEP's news director, joins us to give more information. Then, to close out Women's History Month, we're rounding up some anthems of women empowerment through the years. There are the obvious ones like Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and Aretha Franklin's "Respect," but we look at where inspiration for those came from and the songs that have come out since. NPR music critic Ann Powers joins us.
Josh Groban takes on the bloody role of 'Sweeney Todd'; Trump's possible indictment
At least 26 people were killed after a tornado cut through central Mississippi over the weekend. We check in with Royce Steed, Humphrey County's emergency management director. And, what does Trump's possible indictment and rhetoric mean for democracy? Expert Rachel Kleinfeld of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace weighs in. Then, Josh Groban is starring in the titular role of Broadway's larger-than-life new "Sweeney Todd." Directed by Thomas Kail, the show also includes a heavy dose of humor and physical comedy, much of it in the able hands of co-star Annaleigh Ashford who enraptures the audience as Mrs. Lovett. They join us.
Two sons, lost: How a 1986 summer camp murder devastated two families
In 1986, 16-year-olds Jacob Wideman and Eric Kane were rooming together on a summer camp trip to the Grand Canyon when Jacob fatally — and inexplicably — stabbed Eric. Before long, Jacob turned himself in and eventually confessed to the killing. But he couldn't explain what drove him to do it. This debut episode of Violation, a podcast from The Marshall Project and WBUR, introduces the story of the crime that has bound two families together for decades. Subscribe to Here & Now Anytime for new episodes each Friday. Find a transcript and photos here.
Oregon students with disabilities face barriers to school; 'My Powerful Hair' book
A new law in Utah has been designed to limit the time children and teenagers spend on social media. It requires those under 18 years old to get parental consent before signing up for sites like Instagram or TikTok and sets time constraints for when minors can use the apps. New York Times technology reporter Natasha Singer joins us. Then, in Oregon, some students with disabilities face an uphill battle to attend school. Schools claim they don't have adequate staffing to support students. Democratic state senator Sara Gelser Blouin has a bill to address the issue. She joins us with Elizabeth Miller, an education reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. And, the children's picture book "My Powerful Hair" tells the story of an Indigenous girl who reclaims her heritage by growing her hair long, something older generations were not allowed to do. Author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Steph Littlebird join us.
Child care crisis: Teachers 'need to be able to sustain ourselves'; Violation podcast
The only hospital in Sandpoint, Idaho, will stop delivering babies. Idaho has some of the nation's strictest laws restricting abortion access — and now pregnant people in Sandpoint will have to drive about 45 miles to another hospital. Kelcie Moseley-Morris of the States Newsroom joins us. And, the child care industry took a sharp hit in the early days of the pandemic, losing about a third of its workforce. Three years later, the labor force has yet to fully recover. Here & Now's Ashley Locke reports the challenge to retain staff to meet demand basically comes down to low pay. Then, an excerpt from the debut episode of Violation, a podcast from The Marshall Project and WBUR, introduces the story of the crime that has bound two families together for decades. The full first episode drops on Here & Now Anytime this Friday.