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Aug 2, 2012

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Chick-Fil-A's CEO is in hot water for his recent comments opposing gay marriage. Activists have taken to the streets to express their anger, but what happens to those stuck in the middle? The Olympic medal counts are big news for…

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For China, the Olympics are more than a game

Aug 2, 2012
China's government sees winning gold medals as a key affirmation of the country's worth. Athletes who don't come first can get a frosty reception.

Arnold Schwarzenegger to teach global policy at USC

Aug 2, 2012
The actor and former governor of California has donated to create a new think tank for state and global policy.
Former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi on Feb. 2, 2012. The actor has donated to create a new think tank for state and global policy at USC.
PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

Campaigns experiencing online ad space crunch

Aug 2, 2012
Demand for the 15- and 30-second spots that automatically play before online videos are sold out in some markets or being auctioned off at record prices in others.

Franchisees squeezed in Chick-fil-A flap

Aug 2, 2012
The fallout over perceived anti-gay comments by the president of the national restaurant chain has some franchise managers and employees sandwiched between gay and lesbian protesters and restaurant supporters.

Americans concerned about government corruption

Aug 2, 2012
Gallup's latest data reveals Americans' priorities for whichever man wins the fall presidential election.

Inside the sexual harassment in online gaming

Aug 2, 2012
Trash talk in online gaming is pretty standard. But some women in the virtual world face verbal and even physical harassment that's all too real.
Trash talk in online gaming is pretty standard. But some women in the virtual world face verbal and even physical harassment that's all too real.
Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

U.S.'s credit rating cut defies dire predictions

Aug 2, 2012
A year after Standard & Poor’s cut the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, interest rates are lower than ever. Who made the right -- and wrong -- predictions?

Stock trading glitch spooks investors again

Aug 2, 2012
Knight Capital’s faulty software sent trading haywire and could sink the brokerage firm. Is technology helping or hurting investor confidence?

Monks feed the rich, so they can give to the poor

Aug 2, 2012
Monks on the island of St. Honorat, near Cannes, France, run an upscale restaurant and grow wine so they can make money to give to the poor.

Chick-Fil-A’s CEO is in hot water for his recent comments opposing gay marriage. Activists have taken to the streets to express their anger, but what happens to those stuck in the middle? The Olympic medal counts are big news for any country in the Games, but one particular country has a bad case of gold fever. Meanwhile, reporter Mark Garrison hands out gold medals to the people who correctly predicted the effects of last year’s debt downgrade. In the run-up to the presidential election, online ad space is running out. New York Times’ Amy O’Leary talks about sexual harrassment against women gamers. And we hear about monks in Cannes, France, who are taking advantage of the masses who come for the famous film festival there.

Music from the episode

Son Of Neckbone Beastie Boys
[untitled] Neutral Milk Hotel
Lex Ratatat