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Ian wreaks havoc on Sanibel Island and insurance crisis; SCOTUS hears wetlands case

Sanibel and Captiva Islands were hit with a barrage of tropical weather from Hurricane Ian. Maria Espinoza, the executive director of FISH, a nonprofit providing disaster assistance, joins us. Then, Florida's already-existing insurance crisis was worsened by the storm's damage. Florida State University associate professor Charles Nyce joins us to explain why state residents were paying some of the highest homeowners insurance rates in the country, even before the hurricane struck. And, the government's role in preserving the country's wetlands is at the center of a Supreme Court hearing on Monday. Dr. Bob Bond, who grew up going to Priest Lake — the site at the center of the case after a couple tried to fill in wetlands on their property to build a house — joins us.

Ian wreaks havoc on Sanibel Island and insurance crisis; SCOTUS hears wetlands case

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Rents dropped last month. But will the trend continue?; Hunter Biden's laptop

Law professor Kimberly Wehle recaps what the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 has revealed in recent months and what to look out for as it continues its investigation. Then, apartment rents dropped for the first time in two years in August. Roben Farzad of Public Radio's "Full Disclosure" talks about whether renters can expect this trend to continue. And, New York Magazine Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi explains why mainstream media should have paid more attention to the story of Hunter Biden's laptop and what she learned after viewing its supposed contents.

Rents dropped last month. But will the trend continue?; Hunter Biden's laptop

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Sigourney Weaver's new movie 'The Good House'; Major Taylor's cycling legacy lives on

After Hurricane Ian rocked Sarasota County, Florida, the area is beginning recovery efforts. Jamie Carson, communications director for the county, joins us. Then, Sigourney Weaver joins us to discuss her new movie "The Good House," in which she plays Hildy Good, a woman trying to recover from alcoholism and care for her family and business. Plus, Black-led bike clubs carry on cyclist Major Taylor's legacy while carving out an inclusive space in Missouri's bicycling community. KCUR's Luke Martin reports.

Sigourney Weaver's new movie 'The Good House'; Major Taylor's cycling legacy lives on

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Dropkick Murphys' new album puts a spin on Woody Guthrie; Nord Stream pipeline leaks

Todd Dunn, a public information officer for Charlotte County, Florida talks about how the county is preparing for Hurricane Ian. And, three leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines that run under the Baltic Sea between Russia and Europe were most likely caused by explosions near the pipeline that happened almost simultaneously. NPR's Jackie Northam explains why European leaders say it's Russian sabotage. And, Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey talks about their new album "This Machine Still Kills Fascists," which sets previously unpublished Woody Guthrie songs to new music.

Dropkick Murphys' new album puts a spin on Woody Guthrie; Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Black bluegrass musician Arnold Shultz's forgotten legacy; Preparing for a hurricane

As Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida, residents in several counties are under an evacuation order. Hillsborough County Fire Chief Dennis Jones describes how local residents are preparing for the region's biggest hurricane in 101 years. Then, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business professor Jeremy Siegel explains why the Federal Reserve's policy of hiking interest rates could lead to a major recession. And, many credit Bill Monroe as the "father" of Bluegrass. But when you listen to his music, you hear echoes of the man who mentored Monroe — Arnold Shultz, the son of a formerly enslaved man in Ohio Country, Kentucky. Among those working to restore that legacy is Dr. Richard Brown, a dentist and acclaimed mandolin player.

Black bluegrass musician Arnold Shultz's forgotten legacy; Preparing for a hurricane

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How Arizona and other states are moving to restrict abortion access; Protests in Iran

Russian protestors are still demonstrating following President Vladimir Putin's announcement last week of troop mobilization. More than 100 protesters have already been detained. We learn more with NPR's Charles Maynes. Then, we get an Iran news roundup with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh. Protests continue in the country over the death of a woman held in police custody for not wearing a headscarf. And, we talk about the latest in state abortion rules: An Arizona judge allowed a state law that bans nearly all abortions. Washington Post health reporter Rachel Roubein joins us. Plus, more details are coming to light about a welfare fraud scandal that funneled money to former NFL player Brett Farve, among others. Mississippi Today reporter Anna Wolfe tells us more.

How Arizona and other states are moving to restrict abortion access; Protests in Iran

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Fight over banned books plays out; More than 20 quadrillion ants live on Earth

On Friday, House Republicans launched their "Commitment to America" agenda. NBC senior congressional reporter Scott Wong and Politico national political reporter Holly Otterbein join us to speak about the agenda and latest on Senate and Governor races in Pennsylvania. Then, it's banned books week, and residents across U.S. communities weigh in on what it means to see books being pulled from shelves in schools and public libraries. Jonathan Friedman, director of free expression and education programs at PEN America, joins us. And, a new study shows that there are 20 quadrillion ants on Earth, and that's a conservative estimate. Entomologist Adam Hart joins us to talk about the study and what all those ants mean.

Fight over banned books plays out; More than 20 quadrillion ants live on Earth

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The human cost of the Fed's interest rate hikes; How whales communicate

Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters began following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi shares the latest. Then, MSNBC's Ali Velshi talks about the impact of the Federal Reserve's latest rate hike. And, naturalist and filmmaker Tom Mustill talks about his new book "How to Speak Whale: A Voyage Into the Future of Animal Communication." A close encounter with a humpback whale started Mustill on a journey to find out how scientists are attempting to determine how whales and other cetaceans communicate.

The human cost of the Fed's interest rate hikes; How whales communicate

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It's banned books week. Here's what to read; Aaron Judge reaches Babe Ruth's record

Russian President Vladamir Putin is declaring a partial mobilization of forces in Ukraine. Russia expert Jeffrey Edmonds joins us to unpack what this means. Then, in Puerto Rico, recovery efforts are underway for the more than 1 million homes without power. Denise Santos, the president of the Food Bank of Puerto Rico, joins us. And, it's banned book week. Creator of "The Stacks" podcast Traci Thomas offers reading recommendations around gender, race and sexuality that topped banned book lists across the country. Plus, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge has hit a major milestone in his career: 60 home runs this season. The Washington Post Chelsea Janes joins us to talk about the achievement.

It's banned books week. Here's what to read; Aaron Judge reaches Babe Ruth's record

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'Reverse Freedom Rides' of the early '60s; Biden declared the pandemic over. Is it?

The number of Venezuelans taken into custody at the U.S. border soared in August, according to new numbers from Customs and Border Protection. Immigration reporter Uriel J. García joins us from El Paso. Then, the news about southern governors shipping immigrants north echoes a political stunt by segregationists during the Civil Rights movement of the early 1960s. WBUR's Gabrielle Emanuel talks about the Reverse Freedom Rides and the striking similarities to today's news. And, on Sunday, President Biden declared that the pandemic was over. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo discusses all things COVID and boosters.

'Reverse Freedom Rides' of the early '60s; Biden declared the pandemic over. Is it?

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