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On today's show: Amid a nasty hurricane season, why is our power grid so vulnerable? Sunday's presidential debate in St. Louis will be a town hall full of undecided voters, so how are Missourians feeling? Plus, we break down the…

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What's behind the NFL's sagging ratings?

Oct 7, 2016
Elections, protests or maybe just smartphones.
Football is watched on phones, tablets and computers in addition to TV, and Nielsen ratings will reflect that next year.
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Economist Paul Romer on why macroeconomists are ‘totally off base’

Oct 7, 2016
The NYU professor and World Bank chief economist has caused a bit of hubub in the dismal science.
Paul Romer speaks at the Disruptive Innovation Awards at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
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Hurricane power outages: Why is the grid so vulnerable?

Oct 7, 2016
More than a million customers have lost power in Hurricane Matthew's aftermath.
Lights were out today on Highway A1A in Cocoa Beach, Florida, from Hurricane Matthew's winds. 
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When business and politics don't mix

Oct 7, 2016
Donald Trump is running for president as a businessman. And that's hard.
Donald Trump is running for president as a businessman, not a politician.
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Ahead of debate, voters disappointed with choices

Oct 7, 2016
Jobs, taxes, and race are on the minds of St. Louis voters ahead of second presidential debate.
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On today’s show: Amid a nasty hurricane season, why is our power grid so vulnerable? Sunday’s presidential debate in St. Louis will be a town hall full of undecided voters, so how are Missourians feeling? Plus, we break down the pros and cons of running for president as a businessman and discuss the week in economic news.

Music from the episode

One Minute Man (feat. Ludacris) Missy Elliott, Ludacris
Baghdad Sun Apollo Brown
Let's Get It Started - Spike Mix The Black Eyed Peas
Young Folks Peter Bjorn and John
Got Your Money (feat. Kelis) Ol' Dirty Bastard, Kelis, Rich Travali
Anything Could Happen Ellie Goulding