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Not Done Yet: Turkey’s Syria Invasion, Climate Activism, Long Commutes

Not Done Yet: Turkey’s Syria Invasion, Climate Activism, Long Commutes

Skimm This - October 10, 2019 - 12:42

Turkey launched an attack on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria this week, bringing violence to a region where thousands of ISIS fighters are held in makeshift prisons. We’ll explain how the international community is reacting to the risk that those terrorists could escape. Meanwhile, climate activists are embracing new and diverse tactics to make their voices heard. We’ll look at the Extinction Rebellion’s disruptive tactics and a new climate lawsuit in Alaska. Also on today’s show: Americans’ average commute time is longer than ever, and Sesame Street teaches an important lesson.

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