August 24, 2018: Hour 2

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This week on social media, South Africans are slamming President Trump after he said the U.S. should examine South Africa's land seizures. And a video of Congressman Beto O'Rourke defending NFL player protests has been widely shared and debated online. Also, Florence, Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance, has been a magnet for tourists for centuries. The works of the great Italian Renaissance artists — Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo — can all be seen in the center of the small city. But the influx of tourists to see them is so immense these days it's putting a serious strain on that famous Italian "benvenuto." And movies with minority-majority casts like "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Black Panther" beat industry expectations at the box office. But critics contend that the industry always undervalued these films despite their continued financial success. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 24, 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 24, 2018.


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