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Oct 17, 2016

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In our latest poll with Edison Research, one in four people — and half of Donald Trump supporters — said they don't trust government unemployment data. Why? We're looking into it today, along with Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches. Plus, with three weeks to the election, you're probably hearing this a lot: "I'm so-and-so and I approve this message." What's that really mean? Where's it come from? That's the latest installment in our series "I've Always Wondered."

Segments From this episode

Celebrating 25 years of being a Dummy

Oct 17, 2016
The For Dummies books have been teaching users everything from Windows 95 to golf for years, but what kind of influence do they have in the digital age?
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Where did 'I approve this message' come from?

Oct 17, 2016
The fix for attack ads run amok has lost some of its power in the digital age.
A view of a digital billboard supporting Donald Trump in Times Square, New York City. The billboard was paid for by a pro-Trump political action committee (Super PAC) called 'Committee to Restore America's Greatness.' 
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Goldman transcripts show how Clinton has evolved

Oct 17, 2016
On trade and regulation, the presidential candidate has a harder line now than in 2013. But that's not particularly surprising.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts  in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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Does the government lie about economic figures?

Oct 17, 2016
A lot of people thinks so — especially supporters of Donald Trump, according to our poll.
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Foreign students eye U.S. election with caution

Oct 17, 2016
U.S. colleges need international students more than ever.
A sports stadium at Indiana State University (ISU), home of the Indiana State Sycamores, is seen. Nearly half of international students at ISU are Saudi. Saudi enrollment was down four percent this year at the school and is expected to drop again next year.
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Is Walmart’s investment in employees paying off?

Oct 17, 2016
Why the country's biggest retailer might have higher wages to thank for increased sales.
A Walmart store is seen on January 16, 2016 in Chinatown, Los Angeles. 
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The Nobel Committee can't find Bob Dylan

Oct 17, 2016
They're trying to give him the Nobel prize for literature — but he's blowin' in the wind (sorry).
Bob Dylan performs onstage during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 7, 2016 in Indio, California.

 
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In our latest poll with Edison Research, one in four people — and half of Donald Trump supporters — said they don’t trust government unemployment data. Why? We’re looking into it today, along with Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches. Plus, with three weeks to the election, you’re probably hearing this a lot: “I’m so-and-so and I approve this message.” What’s that really mean? Where’s it come from? That’s the latest installment in our series “I’ve Always Wondered.”

Music from the episode

Song For No One Miike Snow
Punga Klingande
New Orleans King Charles
Antenna Bonobo