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July 24, 2018: Hour 2

On this day in 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon debated the merits of capitalism versus communism with the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev. It became known as the "Kitchen Debate" because part of it took place in a model American kitchen set up for the American National Exhibition in Moscow. We speak with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst, about whether the debate offers any lessons for today. Also, for 42 years, Marilyn LeBlanc didn't know her brother Ferris died in a 1973 arson attack at the New Orleans gay bar UpStairs Lounge. The incident was the deadliest known attack at a gay club in U.S. history until the shooting at Pulse nightclub in 2016. Now, LeBlanc and her family are trying to bring Ferris' remains home. And on Sunday, a group called "Restore Hetch Hetchy" met with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to discuss draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park, which supplies water to San Francisco. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 24, 2018 full broadcast.

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