Oct. 7, 2019: David Byrne's 'American Utopia'; Rural Chronic Disease

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David Byrne, the beloved Talking Heads frontman, debuts his show "American Utopia" this month. Byrne joins host Robin Young to talk about the unusual show, which features new songs, as well as Talking Heads favorites. Also, Americans who live in rural parts of the U.S. have much higher rates of death than the rest of the country. The causes are not only diseases but their side effects — depression, anxiety and suicide. Some experts are recommending ways to prevent these premature deaths. Lisa Gillespie of Louisville Public Media reports. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's October 7, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on October 7, 2019.


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