Lift Off: US Space Command, Vaping, ‘Planet’ Pluto
Today President Trump announced the lift-off of a new part of the military: the United States Space Command. We’ll explain what it might look like, and what its role could be. Then: this summer, 22 states have reported cases of people suffering from respiratory illnesses after vaping. We’ll look into what doctors are saying, and why the e-cigarette industry is under pressure. Also on today’s show: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro takes steps to prevent more fires in the Amazon, and NASA’s chief thinks Pluto should be considered a planet again.
Incoming: UK Parliament Suspension, Hurricane Dorian, Greta Thunberg
Out of Office: AI and Jobs, Hong Kong Arrests, and Pigs on the Run
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“Skimm This” is a weekly news program that breaks down important stories from the past week and adds context and clarity to answer the questions on your mind. Every Friday morning.