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New Heights: Middle East Protests, Sea Levels, Phone Bills

New Heights: Middle East Protests, Sea Levels, Phone Bills

Skimm This - October 30, 2019 - 12:18

Anti-government protests have erupted in Lebanon and Iraq. Young people are leading the charge, and are calling for major economic reforms. We’ll explain what protesters want, and how a key player in the region is getting involved. Meanwhile, new research warns rising sea levels could affect way more people than previously thought. We’ll look at what updated forecasts could mean for future ‘climate refugees.’ Also on today’s show: the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates once again, and some eagles are racking up a really high phone bill.

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