Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, September 29 from 7-8 PM. Host Adrien Lopez will first interview the Lt. Governor of Alaska, Mead Treadwell (7:00 – 7:30 PM) and then Julie Estey, Business Director for the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, organizing the Rural Energy Conference in Juneau this week (7:30- 8:00 PM).
- 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.