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August 30, 2019: Teen Climate Activist; Italy's PM Promises Unity

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Young climate justice activists are striking outside of the UN headquarters in New York City today. Among them is 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who completed a two week voyage across the Atlantic to attend a series of climate justice events in the city. Host Femi Oke speaks with 17-year-old Xiye Bastida, one of the strike's organizers. Also, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is promising to lead a more united and inclusive country, a week after the collapse of his government. We speak with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli in Rome. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's August 30, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on August 30, 2019.

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