Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Host Adrien Lopez will interview the Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of Alaska and Retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain, Ed Page (7:00 – 7:30 PM), and then in the second half of the show talk with Mike Bell, Director of the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Center for Mine Training (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.