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Weekly Wrap: The Biggest Stories Of 2019 (So Far)

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Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif.

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With the year more than halfway over, Sam and his guests are taking a look at some of 2019's driving narratives, including the future of the U.S. economy, shifts in the music industry and "cancel culture." Plus, Sam talks to a reporter at the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas, about the mood amidst the immigration crisis. NPR chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley and NPR Music assistant editor Sidney Madden join Sam for this midyear edition of our weekly wrap.

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