August 9, 2018: Hour 1

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We round up the latest media stories with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik, including Tribune Media pulling the plug on its proposed $3.9 billion merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Google, Facebook and Apple removing content from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their sites. Also, we hear from Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son Brandon was killed in 2014 after his police car was hit by an intoxicated driver who was in the U.S. illegally. She's calling for stricter immigration laws. And Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us to take a look at two teams enjoying terrific seasons in Major League Baseball. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 9, 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 9, 2018.


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