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The Hottest August

Listen as ordinary New Yorkers attempt to answer the question "What were you doing while the planet burned?" During one sweltering month in 2017, they discuss the biggest issues they face, from climate change to skyrocketing rents to mass shootings.

Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 2114

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Sat, Aug 20 8:00 P.M. Acorn and the Firestorm     NH WORLD
Sun, Aug 21 12:00 A.M. Acorn and the Firestorm     NH WORLD
Sat, Aug 27 8:00 P.M. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary     NH WORLD
Sun, Aug 28 12:00 A.M. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary     NH WORLD
Mon, Sep 12 10:00 P.M. Hazing     NHPBS
Tue, Sep 13 12:00 P.M. Hazing     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Sep 14 3:00 A.M. Hazing     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Sep 14 8:30 P.M. Hazing     NH WORLD
Thu, Sep 15 1:30 A.M. Hazing     NH WORLD
Thu, Sep 15 9:30 A.M. Hazing     NH WORLD
Fri, Sep 16 2:30 A.M. Hazing     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Sep 17 12:00 P.M. Hazing     NH WORLD
Sun, Sep 18 3:30 A.M. Hazing     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Sep 20 3:00 A.M. Hazing     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Sep 21 3:00 A.M. Hazing     NH EXPLORE

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