February 14, 2018: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 14, 2018 full broadcast, we get an update from NPR's Melissa Block on snowboarder Shaun White taking gold for third time in his Olympic career, and more of the latest from Pyeongchang. Also, China's "Belt and Road" initiative evokes the ancient Silk Road network of trade routes that once connected Europe to East Asia. As China updates that idea for the 21st century, the China Ocean Shipping Company has spent billions of dollars acquiring stakes in European ports. And Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became an abolitionist, would have marked his 200th birthday Wednesday. Two descendants of Frederick Douglass join us to discuss his legacy, and what he might make of America today. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on February 14, 2018.


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