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Ahead of tonight's debate, New York Times Magazine and GQ contributor Robert Draper discusses the art of debate prep and the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a conversation about the social safety net and how the next president could help the very poor; a look at the political character of Staten Island; and rethinking whether marriage should mean forever.
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PolitiFact editor Bill Adair fact-checks last night’s presidential debate. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days explores the all-volunteer military's ties to economic inequality with journalist and military spouse Kristin Henderson and then Richard H. Kohn, professor emeritus of Peace, War and Defense; Khan Academy’s Salman Khan on open-source education; and an analysis of the debaters' body language last night.
Melissa Clark discusses how to make the most of this fall’s amazing produce selections. Tori Hogan suggests ways foreign aid can be improved to benefit more people. Tarun Tejpal discusses his novel The Story of My Assassin, based on real events. We’ll have our latest look at the economy and the election. Plus, our latest Backstory segment.
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