This month we’re going to spend the hour looking back at some of the topics we covered since kicking off the revival of Western Skies in June. There was a lot of overlap, stories that could have appeared in multiple episodes, and themes that kept popping up from topic to topic.

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Western Skies is a collaboration between KRCC News and The Big Something.

 

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News

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · The education department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here’s why that matters.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · Confusion over “sell by” and “use by” dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to “want to know exactly what they’re getting for their dollars’ worth.”
 

Arts & Life

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · The documentary Breaking2 follows three elite runners as they attempt to break one of the most famous barriers in sport — maintaining 26.2 four-minute, 34-second miles.
 

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September 19, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks to rapper about his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. It traces his life as an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth.
 

September 19, 2017 | FA · Journalists E.J. Dionne and Norm Ornstein say that a new wave of political activism springs from the fact that Trump is unfit for office. Their new book (with Thomas Mann) is One Nation After Trump.
 

Music

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September 19, 2017 | WXPN-FM · The band performs songs from its latest album, Walk Into A Storm, inside Sound Stage Studios.
 

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September 19, 2017 | NPR · The singer-songwriter was born with an ear deformity that made hearing difficult; eventually, she lost her residual hearing. But if you’re going to vote for her, she wants you to look past that.
 

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September 19, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks to rapper about his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. It traces his life as an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth.
 

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