October 9, 2017: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 9, 2017 full broadcast, we take a look at the new immigration proposal from President Trump and what demands it makes of legislation related to DACA. Also, we speak with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about Puerto Rico's debt problem after Hurricanes Irma and Maria and what the federal government's role will be in helping the territory. And, for some kids, chronic absenteeism from school can be part of a condition called "school refusal," mental health professionals say. We hear from one therapist and clinical social worker about why some kids refuse to go to school and what schools can do to help these students. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on October 9, 2017.


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