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June 18, 2018: Hour 2

The policy of separating children from their families at the Mexican border is dividing Republicans as Democrats push to end the practice. We speak with Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, about visiting a border patrol processing center over the weekend in McAllen, Texas. Also, a recent report from the American Psychiatric Association urges people to "participate in policy and advocacy to combat climate change." And that's just one of the medical groups writing about the connection between adverse mental health effects and global disasters related to changing climate. And, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the percentage of workers between ages 25 and 54 who are employed are looking for work is well below the rate of other developed countries. We speak with one economist who has done research that shows that in counties where there are high rates of opioid prescriptions, there has been a drop in the labor force participation rate. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 18, 2018 full broadcast.

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