Dark and Stormy: Hong Kong Protests, Concussion Research, Impeachment Smells

Dark and Stormy: Hong Kong Protests, Concussion Research, Impeachment Smells

Skimm This - November 8, 2019 - 12:16

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong took a dark turn this week, amid the death of a young student and two violent attacks on politicians. After five months of demonstrations, protesters and the government don’t look anywhere close to making nice. We’ll explain what continued unrest means for the city and its long-storied reputation. Meanwhile, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is thinking about getting into the 2020 presidential race. We’ll break down why Bloomberg’s path to 2020 could start in Alabama. Also on today’s show: new concussion research on female soccer players, and why the impeachment inquiry is starting to literally stink.

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