The real death toll in Puerto Rico, 1,500 missing children, and remembering the Battle of Attu.

May 30, 2018
Samuel Vasquez rebuilds his house, which was partially destroyed by Hurricane Maria, while his wife, Ysamar Figueroa, looks on in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Dec. 11, 2017. Puerto Rico is once again bracing for hurricane season, just as a new study has found

Samuel Vasquez rebuilds his house, which was partially destroyed by Hurricane Maria, while his wife, Ysamar Figueroa, looks on in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Dec. 11, 2017. Puerto Rico is once again bracing for hurricane season, just as a new study has found the death toll from Hurrican Maria was 70 times higher than reported.

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A new Harvard study estimates that nearly 5,000 Puerto Ricans died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. The official death toll stands at 64. We'll speak with Ruben Ramos Colon, who lost his mother to a routine infection following the storm. Plus, we'll fact-check those claims that the US government has lost track of 1,500 immigrant kids. And we delve into World War II history with the story of Attu, an Aleutian island that was taken by the Japanese during the war.

The real death toll in Puerto Rico, 1,500 missing children, and remembering the Battle of Attu.

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May 30, 2018

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:

Artist: Bill Frisell
Label: Okeh/Sony Masterworks
Artist: Bombino
Label: PTKF
Artist: Alam Khan
Label: AMMP
Artist: BTS
Label: Bighit Entertainment

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