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The Scramble: Stories From Puerto Rico; The Final Files On The Assassination Of JFK

Oct 23, 2017

The devastation left by Hurricane Maria on September 20 is overwhelming the millions of Americans who are still without power and unable to meet basic needs.

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called on President Trump Sunday to appoint an official to coordinate and oversee relief efforts in Puerto Rico. 

Schumer says:

This person will have the ability to bring all the federal agencies together, cut red tape on the public and private side, help turn the lights back on, get clean water flowing and help bring about recovery for millions of Americans who have gone too long in some of the worst conditions.

WNPR reporters Jeff Cohen and Ryan Caron King bring back stories and news from their week in Puerto Rico.

You can read WNPR's continuing coverage of Puerto Rico here.

Watch WNPR's video below to see volunteers and veterans from Connecticut bring clean water to a rural town on the island.

Also this hour: President Trump says he'll release the final batch of classified files on the assassination of JFK. Will they put conspiracy theories to rest or fuel new ones?

GUESTS: 

  • Jeff Cohen - News Director at WNPR
  • Ryan Caron-King - Photojournalist at WNPR and the New England News Collaborative 
  • Philip Shenon - Former Washington correspondent for the New York Times and bestselling author of two books, most recently, A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.