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On today's show: Hurricane Matthew's path of destruction, working conditions and McDonald's and yet more exploding phones. Plus: How do you find unregistered voters? It ain't cheap.

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Is McDonald's at fault for franchisee labor practices?

Oct 6, 2016
A new trend in labor law says companies can be held accountable when problems occur
McDonald's restaurant is seen September 10, 2016 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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Thomas Dolby on bringing pop sensibilities to Silicon Valley

Oct 6, 2016
Thomas Dolby talks about starting a tech company after retiring from his popstar career.
Thomas Dolby. 
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Samsung's reputation on the line

Oct 6, 2016
A new incident involving a Samsung smartphone overheating on an airplane raises questions about the company's global recall of the Galaxy Note 7.
 Several Samsung Galaxy Note 7's lay on a counter in plastic bags after they were returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah.
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Snapchat is reportedly prepping a $25 billion IPO

Oct 6, 2016
It would be the biggest U.S. initial public offering since Alibaba in 2014.
 
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Health problems can make running from Hurricane Matthew more complicated

Oct 6, 2016
A half million Americans who rely on oxygen tanks, cardiac devices and more live in the storm's path.
Local residents take shelter at the Pedro Menendez high school in St. Augustine, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew.
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Finding unregistered voters can be a costly process

Oct 6, 2016
In many places it costs a lot to register voters who are not already signed up to vote, and that leaves a lot of people out of the democratic process.
Eunice Warren, a New Georgia Project volunteer, waves a clipboard at people entering a Wal-Mart outside Atlanta, as part of a voter registration effort. 
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On today’s show: Hurricane Matthew’s path of destruction, working conditions and McDonald’s and yet more exploding phones. Plus: How do you find unregistered voters? It ain’t cheap.

Music from the episode

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The Next Episode Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
Ignition - Remix R. Kelly
Souls Hippo Campus
Cuban Swing Will Magid