The EPA is moving to weaken regulations on radiation exposure and mercury emissions, which come from coal-burning power plants. Restrictions on methane emissions from oil and gas drilling were rolled back last month as well. Also, multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns are being launched amid the embattled nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. And Imogen Hermes Gowar's new novel "The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock" tells the story of how a mysterious corpse, said to be a mermaid baby, draws crowds and changes the lives of a merchant and a courtesan in 18th-century London. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Oct. 3, 2018 full broadcast.
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