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Keeping Track: Lead in the Water, Israel Visit Ban, and Greta Thunberg

Keeping Track: Lead in the Water, Israel Visit Ban, and Greta Thunberg

Skimm This - August 15, 2019 - 13:01

Thousands of residents in Newark, NJ are grappling with a growing crisis over lead in drinking water. Officials are handing out bottled water instead - and trying to figure out how to fix the pipes. We’ll discuss why lead in drinking water has been a problem across the US, and what officials say should happen next. Then: Israel told Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib that they can’t come to the country. We’ll look at why, and how it might affect US-Israeli relations. Also on today’s show: a look back at the 1969 Woodstock music festival, and tracking Greta Thunberg as she sails across the Atlantic.

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