October 17, 2017: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 17, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update on U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led forces retaking Raqqa, the Syrian city that has been the de facto ISIS capital, and what it means for the fight against ISIS from Mike Giglio, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Also, despite making some progress in battling wildfires, crews in California aren't letting their guard down yet. KQED's Dan Brekke joins us with the latest. And cities across the country — from Newark, New Jersey, to Tucson, Arizona — are going to great lengths to draw in the promised $5 billion investment and 50,000 jobs that come along with Amazon's HQ2. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on October 17, 2017.


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