We’ll talk with organizers involved with Saturday’s Coast Guard Family Association’s 70’s Party; Katrina Pearson, from Hearthside Books, will be here to talk about book groups and Banned Books Week; we’ll tackle the subject of High School Football; and we’ll get a preview of some of this weekend’s live music offerings with Sean McCole and Joe Karson.
- One initiative would require insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions. It also would allow parents to cover their children until they turn 26.
- President Trump hasn't mentioned it as he's defended the memorabilia over the past week, but historians say the statues were originally built to send a clear message to black Americans.
- Thousands of counterprotesters gathered in Boston Common to meet the rally participants, who said they have no connection to those who perpetrated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week.
- Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.