Sep 13, 2016

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On today's show: The decline of retail banks, Instagram's new filter and homelessness in Hawaii. Plus: Our conversation with Activision CEO Bobby Kotick.

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Why white, college-educated men are up for grabs

Sep 13, 2016
For the first time in years, lots of white guys with degrees are undecided.
Corbin Ayers is an undecided voter in Leesburg, Virginia.
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Instagram's giving you a new filter. To block abuse

Sep 13, 2016
It's not for pics. It's a keyword tool to hide inappropriate comments.
Instagram will introduce a keyword moderation tool that lets users list words you consider offensive or inappropriate so that those will automatically be deleted or hidden from appearing in your comment feed. 
Carl Court/Getty Images

The Great British Bake Off crumbles

Sep 13, 2016
We've got another Brexit on hands...Too soon?
Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, hosts of the Great British Bake Off.  
Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Inside the world of Warcraft ... and Candy Crush

Sep 13, 2016
A conversation with Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision-Blizzard.
Gamers play Blizzard's World of Warcraft at a convention in Germany. 
Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images

Retail banks ain't what they used to be

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Sep 13, 2016
These days, banks have to do a whole lot more than take deposit and make loans.
Low interest rates have caused banks to expand their sources of income aggressively- allowing many to become one-stop shops for financial services. Some banks, like Wells Fargo, have taken these efforts too far.
Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images

In Hawaii, the reality of homelessness can hit suddenly

Sep 13, 2016
Her mother's stroke meant one young woman had to grow up, fast.
 Malia Derden and her mother Rose outside the Institute for Human Services shelter in Honolulu.
Molly Solomon/Hawai'i Public Radio

Median incomes are up, but is the economy improving?

Sep 14, 2016
The latest numbers from the Census Bureau show fewer Americans are living in poverty.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Game 4 U St. Lucia
Airfield Javelin
Colors - Audien Remix Halsey, Audien
Burning The War On Drugs
Elephant Tame Impala