August 6, 2018: Hour 1

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We break down the latest in politics, including President Trump characterizing the meeting between his son and a Kremlin-connected lawyer at Trump Tower in 2016 as "totally legal," with NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving. Also, to some, brutalist buildings are little more than misshapen mounds of concrete. But one architecture professor tells us the structures were built with a much deeper meaning in mind. And we begin a weeklong series on borders with development economist Michael Clemens, who says easing border restrictions would double world GDP, as workers move to countries where they can be more productive. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 6, 2018 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on August 6, 2018.


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