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The Wuhan coronavirus, which has infected more than 800 people and killed 26, is already having an impact on China’s markets.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Mike Regan (@Reganonymous), senior editor at Bloomberg News, about China’s economy and the potential impact of the coronavirus.

An estimated 53,000 Puerto Ricans moved to Florida following Hurricane Maria in 2017. Florida has the highest concentration of Puerto Ricans living on the mainland United States, and they are seen as potentially important voters in a crucial swing state.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to Fernando Rivera, founding director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

The Grammy Awards are Sunday, and the music industry’s biggest night got us thinking about the different ways popular music is made in the 21st century.

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Last year, Maryland’s legislature was the first in the nation to ban Styrofoam food containers. Supporters say some of the credit should go to Baltimore’s trash wheels. They sit at the mouth of tributaries that flow into the Baltimore Harbor, and they use the current to catch garbage as it flows toward open water.

The Pentagon is considering re-establishing a military presence in the small Alaskan town of Adak.

Adak was used as a staging ground for military operations during World War II but has since been left idle. Many people in Adak hope the military will return.

The Trump administration is axing more environmental regulations, specifically, federal protections for the nation’s waterways. The change will have a significant impact to more than half of wetlands across the country, but especially in the West.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Brett Hartl (@brett_hartl), government affairs director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Trevor Noah is best known as the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, but he also performs standup, and his comedy special “Son of Patricia” has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

The Hill’s Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) joins Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd to discuss the latest news from the Senate impeachment trial.

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China Scrambles To Contain Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020

China is building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted lockdowns of cities during the country’s most important holiday, the Lunar New Year.

Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR’s Emily Feng (@emilyzfeng) in Beijing.

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President Trump floated possible budget cuts to social programs in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos with CNBC this week.

Trump appeared to back away from those remarks later, but NPR’s Jim Zarroli (@JimZarroli) discusses the implications of those statements and what cuts to benefit programs, including Social Security, would mean.