"We have 44 schools. Nearly all of them had some kind of water damage, from minor to extensive," says Tim Markley, superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, as the North Carolina county copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Also, steelworkers are in contract negotiations with two of the country's largest steel producers, United States Steel and ArcelorMittal. The old contract expired at the start of September, and the workers have authorized a strike against both companies. And the average American commute ticked up to 26.9 minutes in 2017 from 26.6 minutes the year before, according to new data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Sept. 20, 2018 full broadcast.
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