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Oct 15, 2013

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Republicans in the House and Senate are debating what exactly should be in a deal to find a way out of the debt ceiling and shutdown mess. Still, any delay would set up a new fight on the sequester. And while most Americans are worried about what might happen if the U.S. defaults on  its debt obligations on Thursday, many argue the damage has already been done. Finally, Northwestern will hold its first peanut-free football game – in deference to those with peanut allergies. 

Segments From this episode

Book awards push for a wider audience

Oct 14, 2013
Literary prizes like the Man Booker and National Book Award try to broaden their appeal.

Debt ceiling damage already done

Oct 15, 2013
While most Americans are worried about what might happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations on Thursday, many argue the damage has already been done.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada (R) and US Senator Chuck Schumer stand near a placard during a press conference on Capitol Hill about the debt ceiling in Washington, DC, October 12, 2013.
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Will allergies doom the peanut industry?

Oct 15, 2013
Northwestern will hold its first peanut-free football game – in deference to those with peanut allergies.
Northwestern's Ryan Field.
Flickr/Sergio Goncalves

For some Greeks, there’s work but no pay

Oct 15, 2013
Sometimes, you just can’t a break. And neither, it seems, can Greece.

Lobbyists for lobbyists, seriously

Oct 15, 2013
The American League of Lobbyists rebrand.

Jellybeans and fruit snacks: What to give out on Halloween?

Oct 15, 2013
For the last century, candy has been associated with cavities, obesity, and diabetes.

Where everyone graduates high school, but few go to college

Oct 15, 2013
In parts of Tennessee, about one third of working-age residents have a college degree. In a few counties, the rate drops to fewer than one in 10.

Debt talks in disarray

Oct 15, 2013
How a deal that delays the debt ceiling fight until Jan. 15 sets up a new fight on the sequester.

Republicans in the House and Senate are debating what exactly should be in a deal to find a way out of the debt ceiling and shutdown mess. Still, any delay would set up a new fight on the sequester. And while most Americans are worried about what might happen if the U.S. defaults on  its debt obligations on Thursday, many argue the damage has already been done. Finally, Northwestern will hold its first peanut-free football game – in deference to those with peanut allergies. 

Music from the episode

Windows Broken Bells
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent