We’ll talk with Linda Speerstra, of Sitka’s New Archangel Dancers, featured performers at this Saturday’s Festival of Russian Culture; Tom Brice will be here to highlight tomorrow’s kick-off event for Operation Christmas Child; we’ll talk with author David Vann, in town for a library presentation tonight; and Anchorage pianist, Dan McElrath will be here to talk about his music.
- 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.