Sept. 18, 2019: New National Security Adviser; 1619 Project

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President Trump has named Robert C. O'Brien as national security adviser. O'Brien had served as presidential envoy for hostage affairs and has a long background in diplomacy. NPR's Greg Myre joins us to discuss. Also, this year marks 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived on America's shores. Tonya Mosley speaks New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who spearheaded the 1619 Project, a collection of essays dedicated to chronicling slavery and revealing its ties to America's modern systems and cultural norms. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's September 18, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on September 18, 2019.


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